As part of our guest blog series from leading legal professionals addressing the often-forgotten legal issues around social media campaigns, here Theodore C. Max, Partner at Sheppard Mullin LLP provides an overview of a recent legal case that highlights the dangers of working with influencers, even if those 'influencers' are your own employees.
In the first of a guest blog series by leading legal professionals, we look at how social media teams should be working more closely with their legal counterparts in 2019, to avoid making the brand mistakes that could trigger an unnecessary brand crisis. Here Jessica Elliott Cardon, Senior Counsel of Perfumania Holdings, Inc., one of America's largest fragrance retailers, gives her view on what legal issues could trip brands up, especially when it comes to working with influencers or running international ad campaigns.
In previous years intellectual property infringements in an offline world were arguably a more manageable issue to detect and police. Internal legal teams and law firms, working with custom officers, were tasked with enforcing the protection of a brand’s IP when looking for the illegal use of a company name, brand name or trademark.