Laws + Regulations

Protecting Your Client's Brand
February 1, 2013

Whether you are selling to a global brand like Nike or to your local YMCA, no single asset is more valuable to your clients than their good name.

Gill Studios Receives QCA Accreditation
January 22, 2013

The Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), the promotional product industry's only independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products, has granted QCA Accreditation to Lenexa, Kansas-based Gill Studios Inc.

Canon Announces Resolution of Patent Infringement Dispute
January 22, 2013

Headquartered in Lake Success, N.Y., Canon announced the resolution of a patent infringement dispute with Zinyaw LLC d/b/a TonerPirate.com ("TonerPirate") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

2013 Buyer's Guide
December 1, 2012

Predictions, speculations and forecasts were the hot topics of the year. With the United States’ success at the summer Olympics, a pivotal presidential election and Hurricane Sandy’s disastrous effects, the United States had its fair share of ground-breaking headlines.

The CPSC's Newest Tactic: Intimidation
October 26, 2012

Recently the CPSC took the first steps in more than a decade toward banning a type of product, but that is only one of many actions the commission has taken against businesses recently.

Canon Announces Resolution of Patent Infringement Disputes
October 16, 2012

Canon announced the resolution of patent infringement disputes with Clover Holdings Inc., Clover Technologies Group LLC, Clover Vietnam Co. Ltd., Dataproducts USA LLC, Dataproducts Imaging Solutions S.A. de C.V. and CAU Acquisition Company, LLC d/b/a Cartridges Are Us (collectively, "Clover") in the International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and their photosensitive drums sold for use in Canon or Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers.

Disruptions: With a 3-D Printer, Building a Gun With the Push of a Button
October 9, 2012

It has long been possible to make a gun at home. But what happens when it no longer takes knowledge and skill to build one?

It won’t be long before a felon, unable to buy a gun legally, can print one at home. Teenagers could make them in their bedroom while their parents think they are “playing on their computer.” I’m talking about a fully functional gun, where the schematic is downloaded free from the Internet and built on a 3-D printer, all with the click of a button.

FTC Changes Guidelines Governing "Eco-Friendly" Labels
October 2, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission updated its "Green Guide" on Monday which governs the marketing of eco-friendly products, including claims made on packaging, use of green terminology, and third-party certifications in advertising.