eCommerce Is Essential, Now More Than Ever. Is your Business Properly Protected to sell Goods and Services Online?

Given the international nature of eCommerce and web-based business, even freelancers and start-ups must comply with legal requirements imposed by local, state, federal, and, at times, international laws and ignorance is not a valid defense.

Global eCommerce opportunities and responsability

The very nature of “e-commerce” and legal issues impacting your  “e-business” or “web-based business” is multi-jurisdictional. By offering goods and services online you have the potential to sell in every county, state, and nation in the world that has access to the internet…which is practically every jurisdiction in the world. eCommerce Law incorporates local, state, federal, and international laws impacting eCommerce businesses.

Common eCommerce legal issues include: 

  • Establishing the best business entity to protect you from personal liability. 
  • Drafting business agreements to protect your business interests with employees, independent contractors, customers, vendors, partners and affiliates.  
  • Online terms of use, privacy, and other necessary policies. 
  • Licensing agreements.  
  • Removing or addressing false reviews and defamatory statements made about your business. 
  • Unfair competition issues  
  • Avoiding fake reviews. 
  • Counterfeit products and avoiding attacks on your re-sale business. 
  • FTC Compliance, including avoiding deceptive marketing practices. 
  • How to protect and control your intellectual property rights online. 
  • Addressing medical and health claims in marketing materials for FDA and DSHEA compliance. 
  • Payment processing issues, chargebacks, and holdbacks with processors and marketplaces. 
  • Account suspensions 
  • Advertising practices  

Kinney Firm can guide and protect your eCommerce business

Kinney Firm eCommerce attorneys understand the opportunities and risks facing eCommerce entrepreneurs and web based businesses.

We represent clients throughout their business life cycle, from initial formation to implementation of an exit strategy. Kinney Firm counsels eCommerce businesses in a variety of industries and represent clients across a full spectrum of Internet law matters, including:

  • Establishing the best business entity to protect you from personal liability. 
  • Drafting business agreements to protect your business interests with employees, independent contractors, customers, vendors, partners and affiliates.  
  • Online terms of use, privacy, and other necessary policies. 
  • Licensing agreements.  
  • Removing or addressing false reviews and defamatory statements made about your business. 
  • Unfair competition issues  
  • Avoiding fake reviews. 
  • Counterfeit products and avoiding attacks on your re-sale business. 
  • FTC Compliance, including avoiding deceptive marketing practices. 
  • How to protect and control your intellectual property rights online. 
  • Addressing medical and health claims in marketing materials for FDA and DSHEA compliance. 
  • Payment processing issues, chargebacks, and holdbacks with processors and marketplaces. 
  • Account suspensions 
  • Advertising practices  

Kinney Firm can assist you with the startup of your eCommerce business to the sale of your business or acquisition of another eCommerce brand. We are here to guide and protect your eCommerce business every step of the way.

Schedule Your eCommerce Consult

If your business is online and needs assistance with eCommerce compliance and legal issues, schedule your consult to discuss how Kinney Firm can assist with limiting your liability and protecting your business.