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Beauty & The Law

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Explore the legal considerations involved in advertising and brand protection on social-media sites.
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Jean Warshaw, lawyer and Beauty & The Law columnist

Beauty Store Business highlighted the importance of smart use of social media in its September 2013 article “Building a Successful Social-Media Campaign.” The insightful article focused on how businesses can maintain a social-media presence and happens to be a springboard for discussion about a broad range of legal topics.

Professional Beauty Product Diversion

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These notable cases show the various legal theories used in this controversial salon-industry topic.
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BSB Columnist and NYC lawyer Jean Warshaw

"Sold Only in Professional Salons." Those are fighting words throughout the beauty industry. They proclaim manufacturers’ and beauty salons’ desires to limit sales of many high-end professional-beauty products to salons. But large drugstore chains and discount retailers often sell products that have packages marked for sale in salons only. And they sell those products in competition with beauty salons despite the manufacturers’ and salons’ wishes.

How to Use a Lawyer Efficiently

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Give the legal budget at your business a makeover with these tips from an attorney.
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You can take some simple steps to make sure your lawyer doesn’t waste time on your projects. Every lawyer has wasted time on something, and even a great lawyer such as Abraham Lincoln acknowledged that some legal tasks are inherently a waste of time and money. Back in 1850 he wrote, “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser—in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”

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