New Automatic Renewal Laws taking effect January & July of 2022: Sorting out subscriptions and automatic renewal requirements

John Ferry
John Ferry
Baker Hostetler

John Ferry brings hands-on experience to the firm’s Advertising, Marketing and Digital Media team as he helps clients navigate regulations in order to run compliant advertising campaigns.

Linda Goldstein
Linda Goldstein
Baker Hostetler

Co-leader of Baker Hostetler’s Advertising, Marketing and Digital Media team, Linda Goldstein is widely recognized as one of the leading advertising lawyers in the country.

On-Demand: March 9, 2022

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Program Summary

This program will provide a general overview of how to offer subscriptions that are compliant with the federal statute (ROSCA), state laws, and card network requirements. We will discuss the disclosures required prior to a customer’s purchase and what steps to take once a customer is enrolled. The program will also cover the risk of not complying with these requirements through an examination of recent class-action lawsuits and regulatory enforcement.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Changes in Federal and State Law as well as Card Network Rules
  • Requirements for Free Trials and Promotional Periods
  • Class Action Lawsuits and Regulatory Enforcement of Automatic Renewal Law

Date / Time: March 9, 2022

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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Closed-captioning available

Speakers

John P. Ferry_myLawCLEJohn Ferry | Baker Hostetler

John Ferry brings hands-on experience to the firm’s Advertising, Marketing and Digital Media team as he helps clients navigate regulations in order to run compliant advertising campaigns. He has represented clients before the National Advertising Division (NAD), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general, as well as in federal court, on a range of advertising-related matters.

John also serves as clients’ day-to-day advertising lawyer, focusing on issues such as claim substantiation, sweepstakes and promotions and social media campaigns. Jack has in-depth experience with laws governing automatic renewals, gambling and sports betting, CBD, loyalty programs, unclaimed property, the TCPA, consumer reviews and children’s advertising.

 

Linda Goldstein_myLawCLELinda Goldstein | Baker Hostetler

Co-leader of Baker Hostetler’s Advertising, Marketing and Digital Media team, Linda Goldstein is widely recognized as one of the leading advertising lawyers in the country. She regularly provides advertising counsel and regulatory advice to leading Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies in many different product and service categories, including telecommunications, wireless, retailing, publishing, entertainment, digital media, gaming, food and beverage and financial services.

She represents clients in investigative and enforcement proceedings brought by the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, district attorneys, and other federal and state agencies with jurisdiction over advertising and marketing practices, and she has handled some of the highest-profile matters, setting industry precedents. Immersed in all aspects of the digital media ecosystem, Linda spends much of her time advising clients on how to minimize the legal risks associated with mobile marketing, e-retail, online communities, social influencers, native advertising, email and telemarketing, sweepstakes and contests,
fantasy sports leagues and casual gaming.

Linda also advises clients on matters involving the intersection of blockchain and cryptocurrency with advertising and marketing issues. In particular, Linda’s unique expertise allows her to combine her general knowledge of the regulatory restrictions governing all advertising with the specific rules and regulations governing cryptocurrency products and services.

Agenda

I. Existing Requirements under Federal and State Law | 2:00pm – 2:15pm

a) Advertisements
b) Checkout Flow
c) Notices
d) Cancellation

II. New Requirements Relevant Laws and Card Network Rules | 2:15pm – 2:30pm
III. Free Trials and Promotional Periods | 2:30pm – 2:45pm
IV. Enforcement Examples | 2:45pm – 3:00pm