Kelly / Warner Law Blog

Welcome to the Kelly / Warner law blog. Each week, we post reviews and analysis of recent and significant lawsuits, in addition to opinions and general legal advice related to Internet, unfair competition, marketing, business / startup, intellectual property and defamation law. If you have a topic you'd like us to cover, send in a suggestion!

Internet Law Blog: 5-hour Energy dietary supplement law case study

Dietary Supplement Law: Court Rules Re-seller Is Counterfeiter

A recent ruling will likely impact future dietary supplement lawsuits involving counterfeit claims. A judge awarded the makers of 5-Hour Energy — an over-the-counter drink you’ve probably seen at Walgreens or CVS — over $20 million dollars after third-party distributors took liberties with the brand’s messaging and labeling. Anyone involved in the sale or marketing … Continue reading Dietary Supplement Law: Court Rules Re-seller Is Counterfeiter

Read »
Internet law blog

International Defamation: China’s Strict New Internet Publication Law

Chinese officials adopted a new online publication law. When asked about the statute, President Xi Jinping opined: “China must improve management of cyberspace and work to ensure high-quality content with positive voices creating a healthy, positive culture that is a force for good.” What You Need To Know About China’s New Internet Publication Law Called … Continue reading International Defamation: China’s Strict New Internet Publication Law

Read »
Internet law blog: esports contracts

eSports Law: Rapid Growth Presents Unique Legal Challenges

eSports is expected to be a $2.9 billion industry by 2017. Not surprisingly, the niche is weathering growing pains — and players are bearing the brunt. With that in mind, let’s review some eSports law issues affecting players. eSports Law: Venue Control Unfortunately, a large chunk of eSport-related profits are derived from privately controlled event … Continue reading eSports Law: Rapid Growth Presents Unique Legal Challenges

Read »
Internet law blog

Opinions From An Internet Lawyer: Gawker’s Conundrum

You’ve most probably heard by now: Gawker is caught in a professional storm. Let’s take a moment to look at one aspect of the conundrum — a defamation lawsuit filed by the guy who says he invented e-mail. Will this recent Gawker defamation case add to the website’s woes? Or is it something else? Fran … Continue reading Opinions From An Internet Lawyer: Gawker’s Conundrum

Read »
Internet business law blog: trade secret bill proposal

Time To Start Rethinking Your Trade Secret Strategy?

Are you trade secret reliant? If yes, take two minutes to read this post. Why? Well, federal Representatives OK’d a bill that, if fully passed, may impact your intellectual property protection strategy. Summary of Proposed Trade Secret Law: Addition Of Federal Jurisdiction Privileges Dubbed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), it’s been described as the … Continue reading It May Be Time To Rethink Your Trade Secret Strategy. Legislation is Looming.

Read »
Internet Law: FBA business issues

3 Reasons How Starting An FBA Business Could Increase Happiness

Searching for a viable way to earn money online? Look no further than Amazon’s FBA business program! In 2015 alone, FBA sellers shipped over a billion items to more than 185 countries. Experts predict it’ll be a multi-billion-dollar industry by 2020. Now is the time to jump in. What Is an FBA Business? FBA stands … Continue reading 3 Reasons How Starting An FBA Business Could Increase Happiness

Read »
Is Shenzhen poised to become another international startup stronghold?

IoT Startup City Spotlight: Shenzhen, China

Every so often, we take a minute to highlight a city or country gaining popularity in the startup community. Last time, we discussed Estonia. Today, let’s take a look at Shenzhen — China’s booming IoT haven. Where is it? A short 40km north of Hong Kong, Shenzhen was the first city to be declared a … Continue reading IoT Startup City Spotlight: Shenzhen, China

Read »
Internet Law Blog

Advice From E-Commerce Lawyer: Yes, Amazon Sues Fake Reviewers

Online Marketing Legal Reminder: Avoid using and writing paid reviews for Amazon.com. Why? Well, you could be sued or banned! Amazon is cracking down on phony feedback. Not only is it suing fake review services, but also suspending complicit seller accounts. In fact, just the other day, Amazon announced a lawsuit against a group of … Continue reading Advice From E-Commerce Lawyer: Yes, Amazon Sues Fake Reviewers

Read »
Internet law blog: native advertising reminder

Native Advertising Rules Are Now In Effect (And The FTC Is On The Hunt)!

Don’t Let The FTC Decimate Your Profits A quick reminder. Native advertising rules are now in effect! At the end of 2015, the Federal Trade Commission published native advertising (promotional content designed to mimic editorial content) guidelines. Before the release, websites profited from native advertising blocks that fell under headlines like “Promoted Content” — basically, … Continue reading Reminder: Native Advertising Rules Are Now In Effect (And The FTC Is On The Hunt)!

Read »
Internet Law Blog: All Natural marketing legalities

Don’t Use “All Natural” If It Isn’t & Five Other Marketing Rules

Today on our Internet law blog, let’s discuss a few rules related to online marketing. Specifically, use of the term “all natural.”

Read »
Internet law blog: Amazon Tax State Laws

Did Louisiana Legislators Ruin Startup Economy With An Amazon Tax?

Louisiana passed an Amazon tax. Will it affect the state’s startup economy? Did legislators make a mistake? Quick read.

Read »
contact a defamation lawyer

10 Fascinating Facts & Thoughts About Online Defamation

Online defamation causes serious harm to victims. Click through to read about how juries are awarding victims more money because of it.

Read »