Creating a Strong Trademark: Key Considerations

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that is used in conjunction with, and to identify the source of, goods or services in the marketplace (e.g., brand names and logos). A service mark is a form of trademark that applies to services instead of physical products. Most people are more familiar with the …

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Scott Bleier Moderating Webinar on Diversity and Impact Investing

Corporate attorney Scott Bleier will moderate the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) webinar Diversity and Impact: Key Drivers for Economic Growth, as part of the NECEC's Investor and Corporate Partner Readiness Webinar Series. The webinar will be held on Friday, October 12, and the panel will discuss the amount of impact that diversity can have …

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Electric Car Charging Company, SparkCharge, Wins $1 Million Grand Prize at Startup Competition

MBBP client SparkCharge won a $1 million grand prize at this year's 43North startup competition in Buffalo, NY. SparkCharge developed portable charging solutions for electric vehicles, ending range anxiety for electric car owners. This year's 43North competition had 485 applicants, with 10 startups ultimately pitching at the finals. With the earnings, it plans to hire more …

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John Hession Moderating Panel: Creating and Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors

At Creating and Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors: A Working Session, a panel of seasoned experts, moderated by corporate attorney John Hession, will discuss how to create a Board of Directors culture that has positive results. The panel will take place the morning of Friday, October 19 at Katz, Nannis + …

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Heuresis Selected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Provide Handheld X-Ray Imagers

MBBP client Heuresis Corporation has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide handheld reflective x-ray imagers, with a value of up to $28.8 million. The HBI-120 x-ray imagers enable law enforcement and security professionals to perform narcotics interdiction and threat detection missions better, …

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Amanda Schreyer Speaking on MCLE Program: Doing Business Online

Intellectual property attorney Amanda Schreyer will be speaking on the MCLE program Doing Business Online: Anticipating and handling the evolving and unique challenges in the internet age on October 18 at 2pm. The program will analyze the risks and opportunities deriving from an online business presence, including both the protection and risk relating to intellectual property …

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TTAB Rules Multicolored Trademarks on Product Packaging Are Never Inherently Distinctive

As we enter into fall, the leaves on the trees will soon be multicolored. They are sure to be inherently distinctive, with each tree being a unique creation. But as patent and trademark attorney Sean Detweiler explains in his new article Multicolored Leaves More Inherently Distinctive than Multicolored Trademarks, multicolored trademarks do not get the …

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Design Mentor, Inc. Awarded Grant at Children’s National Pediatric Device Symposium

At the Children's National 6th Annual Pediatric Device Symposium, MBBP client Design Mentor, Inc. was awarded a $25,000 grant for presenting its innovative medical device, VentriFlo, that addresses significant unmet needs in pediatric healthcare at the "Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!" competition. VentriFlo is an extracorporeal blood pump for short-term cardiopulmonary support of …

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Employment Law Alert: Changes to MA Non-Competition Laws Starting October 1

By: Susan Stambach Sampson Massachusetts law governing non-competition agreements is changing at the end of this month. To date, whether a non-competition agreement is enforceable has been largely a matter of judicial discretion and we invariably looked to case law for guidance. Now, after a decade plus of the Legislature considering the topic, we have …

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Basho Technologies: Examining the Contours of ‘Control’ and the Attendant Fiduciary Duties Owed by VC’s

Sponsored by the ABA's Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, corporate attorney Jon Gworek moderated a Breaking News webinar entitled “Basho Technologies: Examining the Contours of ‘Control’ and the Attendant Fiduciary Duties Owed by VC’s”. The panel featured John Mark Zeberkiewicz and Stephanie Norman of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., in Wilmington, Delaware. It examined the …

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