Mark M. Yacura, Partner

Cosmetics and Skin Care Products

  • Advised skin care clients on the line between permitted anti-aging cosmetic label and labeling claims and drug claims, as well as the boundary between cosmetic and drug claims about reducing the appearance of scars.
  • Represented clients in response to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cease and desist letters regarding alleged unsubstantiated claims.
  • Reviewed infomercials regarding various cellulite claims for their truthfulness and substantiation by clinical studies.
  • Represented clients regarding border detentions and assisted the clients in relabeling the product to include permitted cosmetic claims so that products could enter U.S. commerce.
  • Represented foreign sunscreen makers regarding petitioning the FDA for inclusion in the OTC monograph for sunscreens.
  • Represented clients before the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau regarding alleged unsubstantiated claims.
  • Represented and advised client regarding the cosmetic use and medical device approval of hyaluronic acid product for wrinkle filling.