Attorneys John Conkle
, Zachary Page
and Kim Sim
helped lead off the first day of the Personal Care Product Council (PCPC)’s Virtual Summit on May 11, 2021
with a dynamic and timely presentation on the changing federal and state regulatory landscape for cosmetic and personal care products. Consistent with the theme of the Virtual Summit – “Embracing the Future of Beauty” – they covered litigation trends in California and across the country in connection with product advertising and marketing claims, from the use of natural and clean/green claims such as “botanical” and “plant-based” to the use of “oil-free” and claims related to the “nourishment” and “revival” of hair. They also spoke about other areas of the law uniquely affecting businesses as they navigated doing business during a global pandemic and preparing for a post-pandemic future, from privacy concerns to website accessibility, and issues related to product subscriptions and cause marketing. These are areas that have taken on vital importance as businesses transition to e-commerce and consumers increasingly focus their shopping online.
Conkle, Kremer & Engel’s presentation was featured in HBW Insight Informa Pharma Intelligence on May 13, 2021. CK&E has been a frequent participant in other PCPC industry summits, but this year the three-day Virtual Summit was a seamless combination of the PCPC’s Annual Meeting and Legal & Regulatory Conference and marked the first time both events were combined into one and held entirely online.