Commercial Co-Ventures

In recent years, more companies have been willing to take public positions on social issues and to promote certain causes. Different types of promotions raise different legal issues. For example, if a company advertises that a purchase will lead to a donation to a charity, that could trigger requirements under commercial co-venture laws. (Listen to

The COVID-19 pandemic has given all of us renewed interest in our communities and giving back to them. Similarly, many companies are teaming up with charitable organizations to support efforts related to COVID-19 through cause marketing campaigns. Cause marketing campaigns can trigger various state laws, like those governing “commercial co-ventures,” particularly when they

In 2019, Ad Law Access published 124 stories on a wide range of topics. However, two topics stood out above the others:

  • California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
    CCPA was far and away the most popular topic of 2019 and, as mentioned in one of our last posts of the year, “businesses and privacy professionals

Ad Law Access PodcastConsumers increasingly want to feel good about their buying decisions and like-minded companies often look for ways to communicate how they align with consumers in the marketplace through “cause marketing.”

Advertising and Marketing and Consumer Product Safety practice groups chair Christie Grymes Thompson covers a specific type of cause marketing – the commercial co-venture (CCV)