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IP Law 360: Doreen Costa Takes the House in Contest Regulations


On June 6, 2008, IP Law360 featured a guest column by Doreen Costa focusing on the federal laws and regulations that come into play when tempting Lady Luck.


In her article, “Contests, Sweepstakes Law: Not Just Fun and Games,” New York intellectual property partner Doreen Costa discusses the legal requirements for conducting a contest or sweepstakes and for selling travel-related services. There is a labyrinth of state and federal regulations to consider when creating or promoting contest and sweepstakes that could result in more financial penalties than a vacation to Tahiti.


Costa continues on to highlight the legal intricacies for the sale of travel services and varying state and federal regulations involved. From registering as a SOT (“Seller of Travel”) to refunds and cancellations, prospective sellers should be aware of the pertinent regulations and follow them closely.


To read the complete article on Contests, Sweepstakes Law, click here.

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