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CCH Launches Trade Regulation Blog

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., November 16, 2006) – CCH has launched a new blog — Trade Regulation Talk – as a forum to discuss antitrust and trade regulation law in its various forms and related fields such as franchise and distribution law, consumer protection, advertising law and civil RICO. The new blog, at, draws on the editorial resources of CCH, a leading provider of trade regulation and business compliance information and services and part of the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business group.

The driving force behind the blog is John W. Arden, JD, LLM, Executive Editorial Director of CCH’s Trade Regulation Group. With over 25 years experience following antitrust and trade regulatory issues, Arden is in a unique position to discuss current developments and trends in this legal area. This blog is the vehicle for Arden, and his staff of legal professionals who analyze and report on developments in trade regulation, to highlight news and events and to comment in an informal way.

Surveying the communications landscape today, Arden thought that a blog would be an interesting way to connect with practitioners, customers and colleagues.

“A blog will enable us to post news in real time and receive responses almost immediately. The casual nature of a blog will allow us to comment more informally about policies and trends and will facilitate discussion among practitioners, government enforcers, students and scholars,” Arden explained.

The blog covers a wide range of issues. Antitrust decisions, spamming, foreign franchise law, liquor distribution, telemarketing and FTC merger enforcement have all been subjects of recent postings.

“While practitioners may specialize in a field such as antitrust, franchising, or advertising law, their interests tend to extend into neighboring areas,” Arden noted.

According to Arden, a basic premise of the blog is that contemporary legal research is performed in various formal and informal ways. In addition to using traditional research methods, lawyers may consult electronic newsletters, practice area listservs, legal news web sites and specialized blogs.

“We invite practitioners and others involved in antitrust and trade regulation to visit the blog and contribute to the discussion. Our goal is to become part of professionals’ routine for online information gathering and information sharing,” Arden said.

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major brands include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory, and education sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2005) of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, visit  

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