Contours of Copyright: The States Win One and Lose One 

Two recent U.S. Supreme Court cases affect the rights of states under copyright law, one pro-state, one anti-state (really more pro-public). In his new copyright article, Howard Zaharoff discusses the Court's rulings in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org Inc. and Allen v. Cooper, Governor of North Carolina. The state loss was Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org. Inc. (decided April 27, …

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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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Stan Chalvire Comments on Long-Standing Trademark Question Before the Supreme Court in Mass Lawyers Weekly Article

In the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article Long-standing trademark question before Supreme Court, intellectual property attorney Stan Chalvire commented on the issue of what becomes of a licensee’s right to use a trademark when the licensor rejects the license as part of the bankruptcy process. The International Trademark Association refers to the issue as "the most significant …

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Amanda Schreyer Speaking at Influencer/ Creative Entrepreneur Conference Alt Oasis

Media and intellectual property attorney Amanda Schreyer will be speaking at the Alt Oasis Conference being held March 24-29 in Palm Springs. Alt Oasis is a week-long conference for social media influencers and entrepreneurs in creative fields. Amanda will be speaking on legal matters for creative entrepreneurs including negotiating with brands, FTC endorsement disclosure guidelines, …

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Informational Perhaps, But Not a Trademark!

One area of trademark law that continuously puzzles people is the tension between having a word or phrase associated with a product or service that is “informational” in that it immediately conveys to the consumer exactly what the product or service is, verses a word or phrase that may be more suggestive, arbitrary, or fanciful. …

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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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Patents and Pumpkins: Hidden Soft Spots Can Ruin Them Both

    Imagine: you arrive at the pumpkin patch and see the perfectly shaped, perfectly orange pumpkin for which you’ve been searching. Envisioning the amazing jack-o-lantern you’ll create from this perfection, you snatch it from among the vines – only to find the bottom soft and mushy from mildew! There may not be many ways …

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Stan Chalvire Participating in IP Licensing Workshop at Suffolk University Law School

Suffolk University Law School will hold an Intellectual Property Licensing Workshop, where attendees will acquire proven skills to maximize the value of the licenses they negotiate. Intellectual property attorney Stan Chalvire, who has extensive experience in the licensing of IP, will serve as one of the faculty members for the workshop. Participants will negotiate a …

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MBBP Patent Practice Marks 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, after a lengthy period of intense discussion, MBBP executed on a long-held strategic goal and launched a patent practice. The partners believed an expansion of the existing IP practice to include patent would constitute natural growth and be an integral part of the Firm’s continued success. MBBP’s vision of a nimble, cost-effective, …

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Six MBBP Attorneys Selected for 2017 Super Lawyers / Rising Stars List

Super Lawyers, “a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement,” has named their selections for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars of 2017. The selection process involves peer nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. MBBP announces attorneys Peter Barnes-Brown, Scott Connolly,  John Hession, Joe Marrow, …

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