Amanda Schreyer Quoted in Article about the Child Influencer Industry

The Fast Company article The 2-Year-Old Instagram Influencers Who Make More Than You discusses the lucrative world of child influencers and influencer marketing. Intellectual property attorney Amanda Schreyer, who specializes in influencer marketing, comments on the legal considerations of the industry. She notes that the industry is still a gray area, and therefore child labor …

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Privacy for the Peeple

The concept behind the latest app startup, Peeple,  has been trending on almost every social and mainstream media outlet for weeks and has been collectively referred to as the “Yelp for People.” The app’s purpose is to allow users to rate individuals much the way they would a restaurant: one a one-five star rating system. Users must …

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Does your employee handbook include the recent changes?

Recent legal developments require changes in some employer policies and it’s time you reviewed these to be sure you’re not putting your company at risk for liability. Read our full advisor for all the details.

Howard Zaharoff to Moderate Panel on Effective Partnerships & Conflict Avoidance in Life Sciences

TechSandBox, a Metrowest innovation center sponsored by MBBP, is hosting an upcoming program for its Life Sciences SIG titled "Effective Partnerships & Conflict Avoidance in Life Sciences". MBBP IP and Licensing Attorney Howard Zaharoff will serve as moderator of the seminar which will discuss the importance of understanding what tools are available to life sciences companies that help manage conflict and disputes before they derail …

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SEC Continues to Adapt to Use of Social Media – Companies not Responsible for Re-Tweets

By: Daniele Ouellette Levy As we have discussed in prior posts, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been considering how the use of the social media by public companies fits within the existing regulatory framework.  The SEC recently issued additional guidance regarding the use of social media by public companies.  In its guidance, …

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Social Media – Due Diligence

By: Jonathan Calla Social media websites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube have become useful vehicles for companies to disseminate information. The instantaneous promotion and advertising of company products and services to a wide audience through social media websites has motivated companies to incorporate the use of social media websites as a part …

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SEC Issues Guidance on Use of Social Media

By: Daniele Levy Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued guidance to clarify how public companies and executives may use social media to disseminate company information in compliance with Reg. FD. Reg. FD was adopted in 2000 to prohibit selective disclosure of material non-public information by public companies. Reg. FD provides that when a public …

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Securities Regulation and the Use of Social Media by Public Companies

By Joseph C. Marrow Public companies today, more than ever, disseminate corporate communications to their constituents (shareholders, customers, prospective investors) by means of a variety of social media platforms (corporate web sites, blogs, Twitter). In so doing, companies should consider whether the disclosure of corporate information runs afoul of the federal securities laws. To guard …

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