Christie Grymes Thompson

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

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Brand Champion: As regulatory scrutiny of marketing intensifies, it’s more important than ever to safeguard the company’s brand

Kelley Drye partner Christie Grymes Thompson, named 2016 D.C. Advertising Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, talks about how what not long ago was seen as a niche area by many has exploded into one of the hottest practice areas in the country. Her remarks have been edited for length and style....

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Labor & Employment

OSHA Releases Final Rule For Handling CPSIA Whistleblower Complaints

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a final rule regarding the procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).[i] The CPSIA prohibits manufacturers, private labelers, distributors, or retailers from...

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Defines "Children's Product"

The Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC" or "Commission") recently voted 3 to 2 to approve a final interpretive rule for the term "children's products," as that term is used in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 ("CPSIA"). Given the wide range of products that could be...

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Using "Green" Marketing Claims? Make Them Clear

"Green" products are becoming more and more prevalent, and green marketing claims can be an effective way for marketers to break out of the clutter and distinguish themselves from the competition. Marketers must ensure, however, that those claims do not overstate the environmental benefits of...

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"The Year Of The Recall": CPSC Lessons To Learn

In its November 2007 Performance and Accountability Report , the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") or ("Commission") noted completion of 472 voluntary product recalls involving nearly 110 million product units in 2007. Dubbed "The Year of the Recall," the startling increase in...

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