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MLM Scams and Legal News

MLM companies and independent contractors (distributors) must understand the local, national and international laws that regulate the MLM and direct selling industry. In the United States, the direct selling industry is regulated by Federal Trade Commission rulings that influence commission plans or income claims. The sale of products is also regulated for all industries such as the three day return rate. In international legal cases, national and local laws vary.

  • September 24, 2010

    TRADEMARKS 101

    Imagine that you have just developed a revolutionary product that you are certain will take the marketplace by storm. You have researched the market, found that a need exists, lined-up manufacturing, and have a distribution system in place. Now, you need only to develop a name and logo that will distinguish y... Read more ›

  • August 20, 2010

    Home Office Deductions–Truth vs. Myths

    As tax time readily approaches, there is still time to determine how you’ll define your “home office” this year. It really doesn’t have to be that difficult if you take a little time to do your homework. So here are a few tax tips to consider during the next couple of months as you’re getting your ... Read more ›

  • June 15, 2010

    The Binary & The Law: A Guilt by Association

    The legality of a network marketing opportunity has little to do with the design of their compensation structure and everything to do with the motivation for buying their products. Every type of compensation plan, be it binary, matrix, unilevel, breakaway, or Aussie 2-up, has it's advantages and disadv... Read more ›