I’m extremely proud to announce that our firm, Thompson Burton PLLC, recently received an award from The Academy of Multilevel Marketing (“TAMM”). Taken from TAMM’s website: TAMM’s mission is to recognize and reward industry leaders in all categories of business who exhibit the “best of the best.” Spearheaded by friend and industry advocate Len Clements, […]
The state of MLM law is in a bit of a mess due to the conflicting agendas of both critics and proponents. Post-Ackman, there’s a thermo-nuclear war being waged over two key issues: internal consumption and retail sales. This war has led to a deluge of content from both sides claiming to have the moral […]
This is Part Two of our series on the Vemma ruling. In Part One of our Vemma analysis, we dissected the Court’s ruling and attempted to explain the basis for the Judge’s conclusions. Part Two is a discussion on the Order’s implications for Vemma and the industry. Before we begin, it’s important to understand that […]
In Part 1 of the MLM Cryptocurrency series, I discussed the basics about cryptocurrency MLMs. In this section, I provide specific information to help consumers stay safe. The Basics Before I get into the specifics, I want to answer three questions: (1) What is cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency is digital money that relies on cryptography. Instead of […]
Richard Brooke On the Wisdom of Business Development Agreements
I’m thankful for Richard Bliss Brooke. He’s a courageous leader and he’s never afraid to call it like he sees it.
This is a 20 minute video. There’s no need to watch the whole thing (it’s long!). Start at the 15:20 mark where someone asks “Do you think Business Development Agreements are bad for network marketing?”
His answer is brief and to the point. It’s an important issue that will eventually be addressed at an industry-wide level. But in the meantime, we need to be educated. Please watch at the 15:20 mark.
Thompson Burton’s MLM law practice often fields questions from companies looking to sue distributors for various reasons. We also take calls from distributors that are being sued by their former network marketing company. We’ve seen the same issues litigated, over and over, from both sides, across the country. The surface reasons for these suits are […]