Tag: Legal

Ohio Passes the INFORM Act
May 10, 2022

Empowering Online Marketplace Control through Patent Portfolios

In the age of online marketplaces like Amazon, Walmart, and Alibaba, having a well-rounded patent portfolio that protects a brand’s flagship products is more important than ever. Using sophisticated online tools, marketplace sellers can easily identify hot product categories, find a product ...
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April 26, 2022

Industry Insights: Nutrition & Supplements

According to Rakuten Intelligence, 77% of vitamin and supplement sales take place on Amazon in the United States. The age of eCommerce comes with many challenges that brands may not be ready to tackle. The reality is that there are many different threats nutrition, supplement and wellness ...
Ohio Passes the INFORM Act
April 14, 2022

Ohio Passes the INFORM Act-What does this mean for sellers, brands and online marketplaces?

Ohio takes a step to stop retail theft by signing into law HB 272. On April 6, 2022, Ohio’s governor signed into law HB 272, Ohio’s version of the Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers Act, otherwise known as the INFORM Act. Ohio is the third ...
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March 11, 2022

Industry Insights: Pet Supplies | Experience Spotlight

Pet supplies are the third biggest ecommerce CPG category across the industry, and pet product sales on ecommerce sites are estimated to grow at 9.4% in 2022. This expected growth comes with many challenges that brands may not be ready or equipped to tackle. There are many different threats pet ...
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March 11, 2022

Amazon Announces 3P Fee Increase - What does that mean for brands?

Amazon announced that on April 28, 2022 they will be increasing the fee charged to third-party merchants using its fulfillment services by 5%. What does this mean for brands that are considering 1P vs 3P strategy for distribution. We asked one of our experienced Vorys eControl Partners - ...
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January 26, 2022

Controlling Amazon Sales In Europe: Key Similarities and Differences Between Your US and European eControl Programs

eControl Across the Pond So you want an online sales control program for your #brand in Europe? A common question we get at Vorys eControl is “can I do eControl in Europe?” The short answer is “yes, you can achieve similar results; the path is just a bit different in Europe given the ...
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November 18, 2021

Reducing Gray Market Sales Doesn’t Have to be so Hard

Gray Market activity on Amazon continues to accelerate, putting brands at risk of losing sales and profits. While this activity increases, so does the confusion regarding what tactics are most effective in shutting down unauthorized sellers. This leaves many brands overwhelmed, not knowing ...
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February 22, 2021

New Amazon Policy Could Impact Dietary Supplement Sales

Amazon published a new Dietary Supplements Policy that could have a major impact on supplement sales on the platform. The new policy requires sellers to provide Certificates of Analysis (“COAs”) for the products they sell, additional information about the supplements, and a letter of ...
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February 17, 2021

Brands - Noncompliant DTC Websites Are a Hot Spot for ADA Lawsuits

Given the growth trends in eCommerce, it is not surprising that plaintiffs’ lawyers have changed their litigation targets from brick and mortar retailers to retailers operating online. Specifically, there has been a marked increase in lawsuits stemming from alleged violations of the Americans ...
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February 16, 2021

Vorys Opens California Office

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, an AMLaw 200 law firm, has opened an office in California. The office, which is the firm’s eighth, expands Vorys’ physical footprint from coast-to-coast. As previously announced, Tom McCormick, a partner in the firm’s litigation group, is the ...