Morse Client Specter Hockey is a MassChallenge Gold Winner

Congratulations to Morse client Specter Hockey for being a MassChallenge Gold Winner and for taking home $50,000 last night at the MassChallenge Awards! MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, awarded more than $1M to 12 startups from its 10th annual Boston accelerator and second annual Rhode Island accelerator last night. The zero-equity cash …

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Joe Hunt Speaking at Boston University School of Law

Tax attorney Joe Hunt will give a guest lecture about tax issues at Boston University School of Law on Tuesday, November 5. The lecture, presented to the Startup Law Clinic, is designed to address common tax issues that arise for companies and employees, particularly from the perspectives of choice of entity and equity issuances. The clinic provides …

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The Trademark Company, LegalZoom & Other Online Services

By: Sean D. Detweiler Consumers continue to become increasingly more comfortable conducting business transactions of all types online, including filing trademark and patent applications, without the help of an attorney. At Morse, this has resulted in an increase of clients looking for help on a pending trademark or patent application previously initiated using an online …

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Stacey Friends Interviewed by Radio Entrepreneurs

The Radio Entrepreneurs, a show that provides advice, information and connections for entrepreneurs, service providers and established companies, interviewed Morse trademark partner Stacey Friends. Stacey discusses trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement for large and small companies, as well as the recent USPTO rule change regarding specimens of use, based on the sudden influx of trademark applications from China. …

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Jill Edgar Joins Morse as Patent Agent

Morse is pleased to welcome Jill O. Edgar as a Patent Agent. Jill works with life science entities to assist with all aspects of their patent procurement, including prosecution of U.S. and foreign patents and rendering patentability and validity opinions. Jill is a Registered U.S. Patent Agent and has a broad range of interests within …

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Mike Jabbawy Partners with Shoobx in Using Technology and Predictable Fee Structures to Change the Way Startups and Lawyers Work Together

In tech startup industry moving news, legal services platform Shoobx, Inc. has launched Legal Services on Shoobx, a new program to connect startups with legal representation at a fixed, affordable fee covering not only incorporation and general corporate work but also initial equity fundraising activities. Morse corporate partner Mike Jabbawy is pioneering the program after …

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Amanda Schreyer Quoted in Quartz Article on the Legal Importance of Influencer Authenticity

In Quartz's article Authenticity is the Biggest Challenge of the Influencer World, Amanda Schreyer comments on the potential legal consequences that influencers face when artificially inflating audience numbers, noting that it is fraud and could be a breach of contract. She also discusses the FTC mandate that influencer endorsements must be honest and that influencers …

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2019 VC and M&A Forum: Current M&A Deal Terms Panel Recap

At Morse's 2019 VC and M&A Forum on May 2, panelists with their finger on the pulse of the M&A world shared their views as to current trends in M&A deal terms. Moderator John Hession, Partner at Morse, led a discussion among data maven Amanda Jackson Managing Director - Eastern Region, Business Development at SRS …

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2019 VC and M&A Forum: Maximizing Value in M&A Panel Recap

How do you maximize value when beginning an M&A process? At Morse’s 2019 VC and M&A Forum on May 2, a panel of experts – including an entrepreneur, a venture capitalist, a banker, and a VC and M&A attorney – shared their thoughts on the keys to success when negotiating an M&A deal. Focus on …

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Mike Jabbawy Speaking at Boston Bar Association Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference

At the Boston Bar Association Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference, corporate partner Mike Jabbawy will serve as a panelist for the topic "What's New in Early Stage Financing?" The panel will discuss the continued prevalence of the use of SAFE form agreements in lieu of convertible notes, VC incubator models, crowd funding, and more. …

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