Comments on: 10 Online Business Laws You Need to Know for Internet Selling [Updated 2018] https://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/online-business-laws/ Ecommerce Blog delivering news, strategy and success stories to power 2x growth for scaling brands. Mon, 14 May 2018 09:36:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: Katey Ferenzi https://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/online-business-laws/#comment-332976 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:05:00 +0000 http://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/?p=11568#comment-332976 You’re very welcome! Always happy to help you here if you need it but we can help you even more in the Bigcommerce Community Forum. Not only will you find more Bigcommerce staff but you’ll also be able to speak with our Partners and other expert clients who have been there before.

Happy selling!

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By: Will Steel https://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/online-business-laws/#comment-332974 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 04:39:00 +0000 http://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/?p=11568#comment-332974 Awesome thank you.

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By: Katey Ferenzi https://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/online-business-laws/#comment-332972 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:29:00 +0000 http://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/?p=11568#comment-332972 Will,

Hmm, let’s see here. Unfortunately, I have not encountered this personally. Although I know of clients who have run into this and I cannot put you in contact with them directly. So, I did some research for you and found a pretty good example! Although this isn’t a perfect fit to what you’re asking it is a good baseline as the other business may feel you’re trying to infringe or dilute the industry.

Check out this example from NOLO.com. From here, I may snoop around NOLO.com as they always seem to have great advice and specific examples as well.

Thanks so much and good luck!

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By: Will Steel https://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/online-business-laws/#comment-332971 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:12:00 +0000 http://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/?p=11568#comment-332971 Katey,
Thanks for the reply. I realize you don’t want to offer any comment, insight, or advice that would lead to a litigious situation for us later but had hoped you would have had some 1st hand knowledge or example you could have shared.

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By: Katey Ferenzi https://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/online-business-laws/#comment-332970 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 23:30:00 +0000 http://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/?p=11568#comment-332970 Will, thanks so much for reading and your question! I apologize for such a delay. I have been out of the country for the last week.

Regarding any type of legal concern, my response will always be the same. I’d highly advise you speak with a lawyer to ensure everything is on the up-and-up. In this case, it looks like you’re going to want a trademark lawyer specifically. You will get the most up-to-date advice and guidance plus, you’ll make sure you’re business doesn’t make any costly mistakes.

If all else fails, it never hurts to make friends. By this I mean that you can attempt to speak with the company directly and gain permission for what you’d like to do. In your particular situation, you could end up partnering up with said business and even get some cross-promotional campaigns together to help boost awareness around both of your businesses.

Hope this helps! Happy selling and be well.

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By: Katey Ferenzi https://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/online-business-laws/#comment-332969 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 23:18:00 +0000 http://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/?p=11568#comment-332969 Manmay,

Thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed. Please feel free to toss out ideas for future posts. We want to be sure to cover topics that are truly helpful to you. Be well!

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By: Will Steel https://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/online-business-laws/#comment-332955 Sat, 07 Feb 2015 18:49:00 +0000 http://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/?p=11568#comment-332955 Katey thanks for the article. I have a question re trademark names and their use in selecting a domain name to better define a market and specific offer. If I own Business 1 set up to promotes a specific product/service for a client who owns Business 2 and that business is established and authorized to operate within Business 3, an established recognizable chain with a trademarked name; can I use the name of the chain within the name of the domain we are setting up to promote more attention to our clients unique opportunities as they relate to Business 3 opportunities operating in that chain? i.e WidgetsWithinXYC.com (Widgets= a discriptive word refering to what my client is authorized to offer within the chain) and (XYC= name of the chain store). Hope this was not too confusing. Thanks

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By: Manmay Mehta https://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/online-business-laws/#comment-332950 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 09:34:00 +0000 http://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/?p=11568#comment-332950 This is very insightful. Today customers want the fastest shipping, And the competition in eCommerce business has been increasing immensely day by day. Thanks for sharing…:-)

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By: Katey Ferenzi https://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/online-business-laws/#comment-332948 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 23:41:00 +0000 http://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/?p=11568#comment-332948 Hi Paul, thanks so much for reading and the the great question. Yes, according to EU cookie law, any EU-based website, regardless of where the site is hosted, will need to inform all website visitors of cookies. If you’re referring to the newer law that specifies data must be stored in the EU, there is an exception for US safe harbor data centers, which ours is.

In short, you will need to notify visitors of cookies. Let me know if you have further questions or concerns. We’re always happy to help.

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By: paulburgess https://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/online-business-laws/#comment-332947 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:52:00 +0000 http://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/?p=11568#comment-332947 Here’s a question…in Europe we have a stupid bloody dumb poxy EU law that says we must inform all visitors about cookies. Indeed, BC have a feature for this. But what is the story regarding our website being on US servers as they are with BC? Would this law be applicable?

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