M&A Video Clip – Non-Competes & Non-Solicits: Common Issues in M&A Transactions

In the tenth video of MBBP’s M&A Clip Series, M&A attorney Shannon Zollo explains the importance of non-competition and non-solicitation covenants when buying a business.

MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector, Fall 2015

U.S. INTRODUCTION TO THE HAGUE SYSTEM For many years, non-U.S. parties have taken advantage of the Hague System to register their design patents, an important part of strengthening and differentiating your product and brand. On May 13, 2015, the Hague Agreement Implementation of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLT) went into effect …

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M&A Video Clip – Post-Closing Indemnifications: Common Issues in M&A Transactions

In the ninth video of MBBP’s M&A Clip Series, M&A attorney Mary Beth Kerrigan describes post-closing indemnifications in M&A transactions.

Changes to Canadian Trademark Law

On June 19, 2014, Bill C-31, Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1, received Royal Assent. The Bill contains a large series of amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act and will allow Canada to (among other things) accede to three key international treaties: (1) the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration …

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M&A Video Clip – Representations & Warranties: Common Issues in M&A Transactions

In the eighth video of MBBP’s M&A Clip Series, M&A attorney Mary Beth Kerrigan talks about representations and warranties in M&A transactions.  

The Contours of Copyright #2: Can You Copyright Yoga Poses?

By Howard Zaharoff Section 102 of the Copyright Act tells us that “choreographic works” – i.e., dances – are protected by copyright. So if you’re Alvin Ailey or Saroj Khan, the copyright police will protect you if someone copies or publicly performs your original choreography. But what if you’re Beto Perez, who created Zumba; or …

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Massachusetts Data Protection Regulations

As a reminder, Massachusetts has enacted stringent data protection regulations (the Massachusetts Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth, 201 C.M.R. 17.00 et seq. (the “data protection regulations”) and data disposal legislation (Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 93I) (the “disposal law”). These laws likely apply to your business to the extent that you …

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M&A Video Clip – Working Capital Adjustment: Common Issues in M&A Transactions

In the sixth video of MBBP’s M&A Clip Series, M&A attorney Scott Bleier explains why working capital is a vital piece of the M&A transaction.

The Sweetest Trademark Cases of 2015

By Callie L. Pioli In 2015 the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) received hundreds of thousands of trademark applications. While the USPTO did not face a scary number of cases in the candy and sweets industry, the ones that did appear addressed some very creative issues. As we prepare for this year’s Halloween and …

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