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The Thorny Issues of “Personal Use” in Direct Selling

There exists tension between the direct sales industry and industry regulators as to the role of “personal use” of products and services by distributors of MLM companies. The broad and ambiguous language in pyramid legislation has contributed to the problem. … Continue reading

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New Video: How Do I Create a Compensation Plan That Guarantees That I Am Legal?

This is a question that might take one thousand pages to answer. You will find endless articles and videos at www.mlmlegal.com and www.mlmattorney.com on differentiating a legitimate direct selling company from a pyramid scheme. Key features of a legitimate compensation plan … Continue reading

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Creating a Compensation Plan That Is Guaranteed to Be Legal

How do I create a compensation plan that guarantees to be legal? This is a question that might take one thousand pages to answer. You will find endless articles and videos at www.mlmlegal.com on differentiating a legitimate direct selling company … Continue reading

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Press Release: MLMLegal.com Releases Trilogy of Articles on Personal Use: Herbalife Belgium; Herbalife and Short Sellers; Burnlounge Music Portal

Herbalife Belgium: In a dramatic turn, a Belgian appeals courts reverses a lower court ruling and hold that Hebalife is no pyramid, but is in fact a legitimate direct selling business opportunity. The court validates “personal use” by distributors in … Continue reading

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Herbalife Releases Statement Regarding Results of Belgian Court Ruling

A lower court ruling that had previously claimed that the international nutritional company, Herbalife, was operating as a pyramid scheme was overturned December 3, 2013. An appellate court declared that Herbalife was in fact operating in complete compliance with Belgian … Continue reading

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What is “Front Loading” or “Inventory-Loading?”

Front loading is when a MLM company requires a consultant to purchase an unreasonable amount of inventory that cannot realistically be resold and/or used within a reasonable amount of time. Apart from general pyramiding accusations, the direct selling industry can … Continue reading

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The FTC Speaks out on Direct Selling

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the primary federal enforcement agency for the direct selling, network marketing and multilevel marketing (MLM) industry. In its own words, here is the FTC’s advice for evaluating a direct selling opportunity: Multilevel Marketing In … Continue reading

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MLMLegal.com has released an analytical article by noted direct selling industry expert and legal authority, Jeffrey Babener

Herbalife: What Short Sellers Missed on the Way to the Press Conference… The Personal Use Issue in Pyramid Analysis; Who is an Ultimate User? An excerpt from the article and link to the full article atwww.mlmlegal.com.   Déjà vu, all … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Direct Selling and The Basics of MLM

This blog post is a companion post to the video: An Introduction to Direct Selling and The Basics of MLM The Introduction of Expert MLM Attorney, Jeff Babener Jeffrey Babener of Babener and Associates is a legal legend in network … Continue reading

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MLM/Direct Selling/Network Marketing: A Validated Channel of Distribution

Every once in a while, those looking at our company have questions about the legitimacy of this industry. What would be your advice on what we should say to them? MLM/Direct Selling/Network Marketing: Millions of Participants Make for a Veritable … Continue reading

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