Kelly Harris’ practice focuses on marketing, advertising, and regulatory law. She gives practical, timely, and business-focused advice to her market-leading retailer, manufacturer, and distributor (including MLM) clients, addressing their broad and evolving challenges and concerns. She has legal expertise in areas such as deceptive marketing practices, consumer protection, e-commerce, privacy, anti-spam, competition/anti-trust, and trademark and copyright. Many of her clients are in regulated industries, including cosmetics, natural health products, food, beverage, alcohol, medical devices, children’s products, electronics, and radio spectrum products.
Kelly provides strategic advice on a wide variety of issues, including:
Advertising: claim review and substantiation, consumer contests/sweepstakes, consumer activations and promotions, sponsorship, influencer and talent agreements, competitor challenges, charitable promotions, consumer loyalty programs, and mobile/social/new media
Regulatory: product classification, product licensing, regulatory notifications, technical specification/standards compliance, formulation review and assessment, regulatory investigations/challenges, and compliance with restrictions on regulated product claims and advertising
Privacy and information protection: private sector privacy compliance and audit, charities and not-for-profit privacy compliance and audit, and privacy policies
Anti-spam (CASL): consent language, commercial electronic message disclosure requirements, adapting existing distribution lists, assessing practices, auditing compliance, and CASL policies