California’s New “Made in USA” — Not Stopping Onslaught of New Litigation Based on Prior Conduct

California’s New “Made in USA” — Not Stopping Onslaught of New Litigation Based on Prior Conduct

During the 2015 legislative session,  California's legislature amended its "Made in USA" law (previously discussed here) with SB 633.  Under the new law, effective January 1, 2016, products sold in California may legally be labeled with a "Made in USA" claim as long as certain conditions are met (discussed below).  Unfortunately, however, over the last 6 months, class [...]

California’s “Made in USA” Law Upheld as Neither Unconstitutional nor Preempted

California’s “Made in USA” Law Upheld as Neither Unconstitutional nor Preempted

In the case Louise Clark v. Citizens of Humanity LLC et al., case number 3:14-cv-01404, pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, in denying the defendants' motion to dismiss, the court concluded that California's "Made in USA" law, Business & Professions Code section 17533.7, is neither unconstitutional nor preempted by federal law. [...]

Going to Expo West? If so, join me for The Future of: Nanos, Naturals, and the Direction of Other No-Nonsense Claims in Cosmetics

Expo West in Anaheim is only a week away! Whether you are going as an exhibitor or simply plan to walk around, network, and browse, I hope you can join me for my presentation:  The Future of: Nanos, Natural, and the Direction of Other No-Nonsense Claims in Cosmetics.  In this informative and interactive session we will discuss [...]

Register Now! Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law — Updated Agenda

Register Now! Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law — Updated Agenda

I am excited to announce a few changes to the agenda for our Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law seminar. Curt Valva of Aubrey Organics will be the MC for the seminar.  In addition, Dr. Paula Johnson, Research Scientist and Lead of the California Safe Cosmetics Act Program will be a presenter.  A [...]

Is that “Made in U.S.A.” Claim More than Skin Deep?

Is that “Made in U.S.A.” Claim More than Skin Deep?

Just as California has its own way of regulating "organic" claims on cosmetics, it also has its own particular way of regulating, and allowing enforcement of, "Made in the USA" claims.  And, unfortunately for out-of-state companies looking to sell products in California, it varies significantly enough from the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) "Made in USA" standard [...]