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SWEEPSTAKES LAW

Thompson Coburn’s Sweepstakes Law practice area regularly assists clients with the planning and creation of sweepstakes, contests, employee incentives, and promotions so they can comply with applicable state and federal requirements. 

Thompson Coburn also offers clients our proprietary Sweepstakes Creator Program. This online program allows clients to submit their ideas for a sweepstakes or contest, which the Sweepstakes Law practice area transforms into all of the legal documents necessary to implement the promotion, such as the official rules, advertising disclaimer, publicity/liability release affidavit and registration filings (if needed). In most instances all of these materials are prepared within 24 hours.

Our attorneys have a thorough knowledge of federal statutes, such as the FTC Act, which prohibits unfair methods of competition and fraudulent and deceptive advertising. In addition, our Sweepstakes Law attorneys have a wealth of experience interpreting the federal laws that apply to promotional programs, including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act; Direct Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act; CAN SPAM; and the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act. They also are very knowledgeable about state laws regulating sweepstakes and contests, including those that require certain sweepstakes be registered and bonded.

 

Sweepstakes Creator

The Sweepstakes Law practice area has created hundreds of sweepstakes, employee incentives, promotions, and contests of virtually every size and type – and in a variety of media. Our lawyers have created:

  • Promotions that involve games of chance, scratch-off cards, writing and photography competitions
  • Professional sports events, NASCAR races
  • Personal appearance and classroom makeover contests

These promotions have appeared in national magazines and newspapers, national television and radio networks, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and numerous blogs. The practice area has also created promotions for celebrities’ product endorsements, authors’ book-signing tours, international charities, trade associations and television and radio stations.

 

 
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