Advertising and Marketing Law Update

Below is a list of topics that may be of interest to you or your clients and for the month of November, I am offering thirty minute sessions (free) to provide updates as well as guidance on best practices.

Email me at to set up some time.

Influencers, native advertising, and the right of publicity

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Two New False Advertising Claims – An Unhappy Cow and a Super Starch

The Cows Did Not Jump Over the Moon in This Claim:

Plaintiff Organic Consumers’ Association alleged in its Washington D. C. state court claim, that Ben and Jerry’s (and its parent company Unilever) falsely advertised that the milk used in their ice cream came from happy cows raised in caring dairies.  Unfortunately, all was not happy […]

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Schroder to Headline Virginia CLE Event

On two days in September, attorneys around Virginia will tune in to hear Kirk Schroder, of Schroder Brooks PLC in Richmond, Virginia, give his insight into the entertainment law practice. Part of the Virginia Continuing Legal Education program, Kirk will present an online seminar and a Question and Answer session discussing the fundamentals of Reality […]

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Schroder Brooks In The National Spotlight

This week, from August 23-25, Kirk Schroder of Schroder Brooks PLC in Richmond, VA will travel to New Orleans, LA to share his expertise in the entertainment law industry with other industry professionals.

The program, called the Cutting Edge Entertainment Law Seminar, is designed to update attendees on new developments in entertainment law as well as […]

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Affiliate Marketing Tips

Affiliate Marketing is a great way to promote your goods and services and like all things advertising, transparency and truth are key to having a successful and lucrative Affiliate Marketing program.   Many of the ads online are created by marketers who get paid each time a consumer clicks on the ad. If the click takes […]

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New Website Accessibility Standards Published

If you have a publicly facing website, take a look at the new updates to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). W3C is a private organization that develops website accessibility standards.

WCAG 2.0 is widely accepted as the industry standard of technical requirements for making websites and other […]

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Announcing Schroder Brooks PLC


We are excited to announce that as of July 1, 2018  Schroder Davis Law Firm, PLC will be Schroder Brooks  PLC.  Ashley Simon Brooks has been promoted to named partner and Joan Davis is taking “of counsel”.  Schroder Brooks will have more announcements in the near future with the addition […]

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Make Sure Giving Portals are Transparent

Make Sure Giving Portals are Transparent  

Many online retailers, crowdfunding sites, and other platforms allow for people to choose from a list of charities to which they can donate directly through that online platform. These “giving portals” provide a convenient mechanism by which donors can give to the causes that they care about.

100% of those donations, […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Paves The Way For States To Tax Out-Of-State Online Retailers

In a major battle between States and online retailers, the Supreme Court today had the final say and ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair that states can now compel retailers to collect sales taxes even if the online retailers don’t have a physical presence in the state.  This close 5-4 Court decision overturned a 1992 […]

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What is Advertising Law?

What is Advertising Law ?

I was recently at a cocktail party where I didn’t know many people. Per the usual cocktail banter, people ask “What do you do?” My answer: I’m a marketing and advertising lawyer. Not a lawyer who advertises, but a lawyer who specializes in advertising law.

But what exactly is Advertising Law?

In its purest […]

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