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Tucker Ellis provides a wide range of legal services to food, beverage, cosmetics, personal care, and nutritional supplements manufacturers, distributors, online and bricks-and-mortar retailers, and restaurants.

We provide regulatory and business services to ensure compliance with state advertising laws and statutes and regulations enforced by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other regulatory agencies. We also conduct advertising, claim substantiation, and labeling reviews to ensure compliance with state and federal law.

Our trial attorneys defend clients in nationwide consumer class actions asserting misbranding, false advertising, and product labeling claims under consumer protection statutes, unfair business competition and false advertising laws, the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and the Lanham Act. We represent clients in disputes with vendors, customers, landlords, and other commercial entities, and we counsel clients on pre-litigation avoidance strategies.

Our corporate and business attorneys work with public and private companies – both established and start-ups – in all stages and aspects of their businesses, including formation; finance and growth capital; commercial contracts, distribution contracts, and licensing agreements; M&A and divestitures; real estate; tax; labor and employment; and ongoing operations. We regularly advise executive management and boards on corporate governance and legal compliance matters, and structure and implement compensation agreements and equity incentive arrangements.

Our intellectual property attorneys assist clients with developing and managing their portfolios and obtaining trademarks, copyrights, and patents in the United States and around the world. We have extensive experience protecting our clients’ intellectual property rights and, where necessary, enforcing those rights in litigation. Our online brand protection team is highly effective in both finding and stopping problems that occur online. We also assist our clients in licensing, monetizing, and selling their intellectual property.

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