February, 2013

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Contests and Sweepstakes: Spotting IP Risks and Other Legal Issues – March 2013 Meeting

You’re invited to our next monthly luncheon and CLE seminar. Lori Krafte, partner at Wood, Herron & Evans will be presenting on the topic of Contests and Sweepstakes.

Date: March 12th
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Cincinnatian Hotel

With advertising budgets squeezed, more companies than ever are turning to relatively inexpensive contests and sweepstakes to generate buzz about their products and services. But, if you aren’t careful, your client’s promotion can easily become an illegal lottery, or expose the company to a copyright infringement or false advertising action, or run afoul of the many quirky laws regulating this area.

And it isn’t enough just to comply with state and federal law. If you run your promotion on a social media platform such as Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook, you have an additional layer of requirements because each has its own rules for these. It isn’t difficult to comply with all the obligations – if you pay attention to detail and give yourself plenty of time to plan.

Please remember: registration closes at noon on Wednesday, March 6!

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1.0 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics

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