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A NEW LEGAL WEAPON FOR YOUR MLM COMPANY

Most Multilevel Marketing companies claim that their list of distributors is a proprietary asset of the company. When a departing distributor uses the list to solicit other distributors to follow him or her to a new company, the MLM company cries foul ball. Indeed, many MLM companies include in their Policies & Procedures provisions […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Articles, Scott Wellman|Comments Off on A NEW LEGAL WEAPON FOR YOUR MLM COMPANY|

MLM Laws In China

I hear more and more from companies wanting to enter the Chinese market. Companies see the vast population and look at China as a new frontier. Unfortunately for the multi-level marketer, that frontier is mostly closed. China as a general rule is not multi-level marketing friendly.
By |February 3rd, 2014|Scott Warren|Comments Off on MLM Laws In China|

Superior vs. Home Depot

Wellman and Warren (Scott W. Wellman, Stuart Miller, Derek Banducci) represented Superior Properties who had entered into a ground lease with Home Depot to build a Home Depot store.
By |September 5th, 2013|News, Notable Cases|Comments Off on Superior vs. Home Depot|

Undercapitalized MLM’s

I receive many calls weekly from people wanting to start up a new MLM company. They come with the typical claims of how they are different from everyone else, and that they will be the greatest and biggest MLM company of all time.
By |March 19th, 2013|Articles, News, Scott Warren|Comments Off on Undercapitalized MLM’s|

UNFAIR AND DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES LAWS

Every state has a law or several laws dealing with the topics of unfair and deceptive trade practices. In addition to the states, the Federal government has also enacted statutes that prevent unfair and deceptive trade practices.
By |February 5th, 2013|Articles, Scott Warren|Comments Off on UNFAIR AND DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES LAWS|
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    How to tell the difference between a legitimate multi-level marketing/network marketing company and an illegal pyramid scheme

How to tell the difference between a legitimate multi-level marketing/network marketing company and an illegal pyramid scheme

Let me begin this discussion with an evaluation of the two entities with comparisons and contrasts as approached from the standpoint of a consumer and then follow it up with a discussion of how a company can prevent itself from falling into the pyramid scheme trap.
By |February 5th, 2013|Articles, Scott Warren|Comments Off on How to tell the difference between a legitimate multi-level marketing/network marketing company and an illegal pyramid scheme|

Selling a Founder Position

With many entrepreneurs, having the capital to successfully launch their new business is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome.  This is no different when starting a network marketing or direct sales business.  One significant mistake, that I see time and time again, is a new Network Marketing company selling their top business positions in the genealogy for prices in excess of that which a normal distributor would pay to become a distributor.
By |January 12th, 2013|David Van Sambeek|Comments Off on Selling a Founder Position|

Harper v. Ultimo

In this construction defect case, Wellman & Warren challenged and had the court declare unenforceable a limiting and unfair mandatory arbitration provision contained in a construction agreement. […]

By |September 9th, 2012|Notable Cases|Comments Off on Harper v. Ultimo|