Star Wars And Technology: May The Patent Office Be With You…

Today, December 18, 2015, is the official release in the U.S. of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is the seventh installment in the film series. The original trilogy began in 1977, and 38 years later is still going strong; a highly regarded film franchise to say the least. In part, the film series owes …

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M&A Video Clip – Stockholder Representative: Common Issues in M&A Transactions

In the twelfth video of MBBP’s M&A Clip Series, Attorney Joe Martinez discusses stockholder representatives and describes how one should be selected.

M&A Video Clip – Closing Conditions: Common Issues in M&A Transactions

In the eleventh video of MBBP’s M&A Clip Series, M&A attorney Joe Marrow discusses closing conditions in M&A Transactions.

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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