Zoom Confusion: The Case for Trademarks

By: Stacey C. Friends The recent news about Zoom and the stock market is a perfect example of why trademarks are important, and also why trademark law does not allow similar marks for similar goods or services. Two companies with the same name - Zoom - both offer technology goods or services. Zoom Video Communications is the …

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The Virtual Board Meeting in the New COVID-19 World Order

By: John Hession The advent and acceleration of the coronavirus has wrought seismic changes in our world order. Live meetings of ten or more folks locked in a conference room are being discouraged by health care organizations. Business organizations have suspended usual operations and employees are encouraged to work remotely. Industry conferences or smaller events …

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Firm Clients Sheprd and iZotope Are Finalists in MassTLC Leadership Awards

Firm clients Sheprd and iZotope are among the 2017 MassTLC Technology Leadership Awards finalists. The awards, presented by the Mass Technology Leadership Council, are comprised of individual and company categories, including CEO of the Year, Emerging Executive of the Year, Emerging Company of the Year, Cutting Edge Technology of the Year, and Technology for a …

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WatchRx Selected as Top Innovator by AARP and MedCity News

Jayanthi Narasimhan, Founder and CEO of firm client WatchRx, has been named a 50+ Innovation Leader by AARP and MedCity News. The honor recognizes the leading innovators of services and products designed to serve the booming 50+ consumer health market. Those who made the list were selected by their peers by voting. Modernizing patient care to …

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List Mania: Top IP Developments of 2016

While you may have been distracted by a tumultuous 2016, at MBBP we have been monitoring developments in intellectual property. We are happy to present, in no particular order, our list of the top IP developments of 2016, plus an Honorable Mention for 2017. In the full article on our website, "List Mania: Top IP …

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TechSandBox Featured in Worcester Business Journal

The Worcester Business Journal highlighted Firm client TechSandBox in an article discussing the increasing presence of startup incubators.  Barbara Finer, CEO and founder of TechSandBox, detailed the benefits and necessary components for a successful co-working space.  MBBP’s Howard Zaharoff serves on the Board of Directors for the Hopkinton based innovation center.  Read the full article for …

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Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event

On May 5th, Attorney Josh French will be a panelist at "Networking with a Twist: The Expert's unPanel" presented by TechSandBox. On this panel will be ten experts in all different aspects of starting a business. Josh French will be representing the legal viewpoint. The unPanel does not have a typical panel program outline and instead is …

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MBBP Clients Named Finalists in SBANE New England Innovation Awards

The Smaller Business Association of New England announced this year's Innovation Awards Finalists. MBBP would like to congratulate clients WatchRx and The Curadel Companies on advancing to the final round of this prestigious competition. We also have two additional clients, Sparkx Hockey and Applied BioMath, that reached the Semifinal round.  Since 1986, the Innovation Awards recognizes companies that …

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Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Services

Lawyers for technology companies are increasingly asked to assess the risks of client companies shifting from standard sales and licenses to a cloud model, and lawyers for every company need to assess the pros and cons of receiving core technology as a service over the internet. On Wednesday February 3rd, at a NECCA (New England …

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Upcoming Event at CIC – Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactics

On Friday, June 5th MBBP will host an event at the Cambridge Innovation Center entitled "Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactics". The panelists will discuss the creation and structuring of international licensing and collaboration deals in Europe, avoiding the tax traps and structuring pitfalls. This program is designed for smaller biotech and other emerging companies exploring the fertile frontiers of collaborations Across the …

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