A number of states have multilevel distribution statutes that require registration.

In addition, most companies will be registered to pay sales taxes throughout the country. However, most network marketing companies will only register to do business as a foreign corporation doing business in those states in which they have a physical presence such as manufacturing facilities, warehouses, offices, or employees. The corporate laws of most states provide that a company is not “doing business in the state” merely because it sells through independent distributors in that state.

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With the rise of comparative advertising in the United States, litigation has followed further defining the rules. Industry leaders state that according to the rules, a comparative advertiser may generally use a competitor’s trademark when advertising the seller’s product, as long as the trademark is used in a truthful way; it is not likely to create confusion in the consumer’s minds as to the source of the product being sold.

Visit www.mlmlegal.com for more information on the legal environment.

Here is a list of some very popular and highly-regarded books about multi-level marketing, direct selling, and network marketing, written by leading MLM attorney Jeffrey Babener:

Network Marketing: What you should know

Network Marketing: What you should know

A brief overview of the table of contents include:

An Overview of an Exciting Industry

An Introduction to Network Marketing

Why Millions of People are Getting Involved

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The MLM Startup Conference in Las Vegas!

October 27th and 28th, 2011 – 9:00AM-4PM and

One-on-one time with the speakers from 4PM-7PM, both days

The MLM Startup Conference is an educational conference for executives of startup and existing MLM, Network Marketing, Party Plan, and Direct Selling Companies.

The industry’s top experts will help you:

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MLMAttorney.com is a great place to find accessible information about the direct selling, network marketing, multi-level marketing, and party plan industry. Here you can watch videos that address distributor questions, MLM startup queries, and direct selling history.  Download the MLMLegal iTunes application that brings MLM company profiles, MLM laws in all fifty states, and much more to your fingertips. Read informative articles that answer common questions, explain the details of compensation plans, and offer information on how to start your direct selling company. Be sure to check out leading industry expert, Attorney Jeffrey Babener, on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and more, and also check out our next MLM conference that brings top industry experts to one convenient location (only for executives who are starting or running a direct selling company). We have many more exciting features available at MLMAttorney.com and are adding more all the time. Visit us often and definitely don’t miss the Best MLM Resource on the Web: MLMLegal.com.

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