2017 Intellectual Property Year in Review

2017 marked another active year for intellectual property law. Patent law took center stage at the Supreme Court, wherein established precedent on infringement suit jurisdiction and laches were overturned. As we move into another year that is sure to be full of cases that reshape the IP landscape, intellectual property attorney Bill Schmidt looks back …

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Does Anyone Own the Trademark “SUPER BOWL”?

It should come as no surprise that SUPER BOWL is a federally registered trademark and that the owner is mostly the NFL (and various affiliates). But you probably did not know that there are 8 live registrations, covering such diverse goods as football helmets, cell phone covers, mouse pads, DVDs, jewelry, watches, bumper stickers, stuffed animals, balloons and …

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Howard Zaharoff Co-Chairing 2017 MCLE Annual IP Law Conference

As in previous years, intellectual property attorney Howard Zaharoff will co-chair MCLE's 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2017. The conference will cover various intellectual property topics, including IP litigation, protecting designs, IP issues in software, and the Defense of Trade Secrets Act. The conference will be held on June 20th, both in-person and available via …

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Faith Kasparian Comments on Privacy & Data Security Implications of Burger King’s New Google-Triggering Ad

Intellectual property attorney Faith Kasparian comments on the potential privacy and data security repercussions of Burger King's new ad in Bloomberg's article, "Burger King's Google-Triggering Ad Invites Complaints, Scrutiny". The article discusses Burger King's recent ad controversy, after it prompted consumers' Google Home devices to respond to the prompt "OK, Google. What is the Whopper burger?". Faith …

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Why You Should Spend Dollars on Patent, Trademark Protection

In the article, "Why You Should Spend Dollars on Patent, Trademark Protection", published on CFO.com, patent and trademark attorney Sean Detweiler discusses why it is important for companies to protect the thoughts they pay for through patent and trademark protection. According to Sean, failure to protect this information could lead to loss of company value and a …

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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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MBBP Attorneys Sean Detweiler and Bill Schmidt to be Panelists for Intellectual Property Event

MBBP patent and trademark attorney Sean Detweiler and patent attorney Bill Schmidt are scheduled to be panelists for an upcoming event on March 23rd as they discuss "Intellectual Property: The Ins and Outs of Intellectual Property (IP)". Sean and Bill will be answering questions as they relate to Intellectual Property, specifically patents, in order to save people time and money by answering general …

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Howard Zaharoff Highlights 2016 Copyright Legislative and Regulatory Developments

While many are reflecting on the key copyright cases of 2016, Howard Zaharoff states the necessity of noting the important copyright legislative and regulatory developments that also took place. In his most recent article, Copyright Law: Legislative and Regulatory Developments, Howard discusses developments by the House Judiciary Committee, the Small Copyright Claims Tribunal, and the new …

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MBBP’s Howard Zaharoff Will Be a Panelist in Boston Bar’s 17th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review

MBBP's Howard Zaharoff will be a panelist at this year's Boston Bar Association Intellectual Property Year in Review, one of Boston's premier annual IP events. Howard will be discussing some of the most important copyright developments of the past year, with his co-presenter, Attorney Lucy Lovrien. This annual panel has been organized for intellectual property specialists to …

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Privacy & Data Security Video: Privacy in M&A Transactions

In our second Privacy & Data Security video clip, MBBP Attorney Faith Kasparian discusses key privacy and data security issues that companies must consider when participating in an acquisition. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and to check out our Privacy & Data Security playlist for related videos.