Trade Secret

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 Business Litigation

Since our founding in 1982, Wellman & Warren has served as the authority in business litigation matters involving multi-level marketing issues. We specialize in four practice areas that include: cross recruiting, non competition violations, breach of contract and policy and procedure violations.
By |March 16th, 2014|Articles|Comments Off on MLM Business Litigation|

First Amendment Law

When most Americans think of the First Amendment, they think of freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is one of the United States’ greatest rights, established by our Constitution under the Bill of Rights that we Americans have the liberty to enjoy.
By |March 3rd, 2014|Articles|Comments Off on First Amendment Law|
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    Anabella Bonfa Obtains $1.9 Million Judgement Against Aloha Island Gold and Sam Timas for Trade Secret Misappropriation

Anabella Bonfa Obtains $1.9 Million Judgement Against Aloha Island Gold and Sam Timas for Trade Secret Misappropriation

Wellman and Warren’s client, The Gold Refinery (TGR), is one of the lead multi-level marketing companies in the gold business. TGR has been extremely successful both nationwide and internationally by having its independent distributors purchase scrap gold.
By |February 24th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Anabella Bonfa Obtains $1.9 Million Judgement Against Aloha Island Gold and Sam Timas for Trade Secret Misappropriation|

Your Company Has Trade Secrets Worth Protecting – Part I

Whenever I introduce myself to a company owner as an attorney who handles trade secret cases, most company owners tell me that their company does not have any trade secrets.
By |February 13th, 2013|Anabella Bonfa, Articles|Comments Off on Your Company Has Trade Secrets Worth Protecting – Part I|
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    What can an MLM company do when a former distributor cross-recruits?

What can an MLM company do when a former distributor cross-recruits?

Many times we receive calls from our MLM clients asking what can be done when a former distributor is poaching or cross-recruiting distributors to participate in his or her new MLM company.  We will assume that the former distributor has  already been terminated or resigned from the original MLM company.
By |January 12th, 2013|Articles, David Van Sambeek, Scott Wellman|Comments Off on What can an MLM company do when a former distributor cross-recruits?|

Lifeforce v. Higbee

In this trade secret and unfair business practices case, Wellman & Warren represented a multi-level marketing company whose distributors were being solicited by a competitor. The case was successfully resolved, with the opposing party agreeing to cease and desist solicitation and pay damages.
By |May 10th, 2012|Notable Cases|Comments Off on Lifeforce v. Higbee|