Reminder To Review Your Contracts

Review Your Contracts Every Year. One of the most important tools to protect your business – your ideas (copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, confidential and proprietary information), customer relationships and talent pool – is your written contract. Your contract is the foundation for a reliable relationship for you, your customers and your employees. More importantly, it […]

Data Protection & Copyright Law

Globally, non-profits, NGOs, and environmental advocacy organizations are expanding scientific data collection while combining this data with data from third parties. Data scientists increasingly find themselves applying creative thought the the selection of tools and instruments, calibration of those instruments, and the process and selection of data to measure. This combined data is then used […]

What Is Cyberlaw?

On November 13, I had the honor of providing a lecture on Cyberlaw to students at the Boston College Law School. Virtually, of course. I had been asked to talk about trends in Cyberlaw with a specific focus on issues related to intellectual property. So what is Cyberlaw? Simply put, it is the “Rules of […]

Is It Necessary To Register A Design Copyright?

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin A client was asking “is it necessary to fill out all the paperwork to register a design even though the law says you already own it?” It’s a good question. Technically, under the Copyright Act as amended in 1976, the author (creator) of a work owns […]

Declaratory Judgment Action for Copyright Infringement

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin At a time when #media creation & consumption is traveling across a growing number of devices, at increasing speeds, and without care for for borders whether physical, digital, or geographic, licensing, distribution and use of digital content can cause problems. The case of Fastcase, Inc. v. Lawriter, […]

Advanced Issues in Contracts for Interior Designers

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Every business transaction is governed by contract law, even if the parties don’t realize it. Despite the overwhelming role it plays in our lives, contract law can be incredibly difficult to understand. Successful Interior Designers know how to manage the legal needs of the business while […]

ICYMI – Cyber Security & Forensics “Data At Risk” 2017

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin In case you missed this year’s ForenSecure Conference on Cyber Security and Data Forensics, there is a link below to my presentation. To give you an idea how fast the law is changing in these areas, you need look no further than the state of New […]

Trends in Digital Marketing

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Digital Healthcare Continues to Evolve Widespread distribution of digital communications technology (phone, tablets, ultra-portable laptops, gaming devices) has changed the nature of marketing. However, medical practices and other healthcare providers are reluctant to use digital marketing techniques. While most industries move away from the distribution of […]

Cybersecurity is one of the top risks organizations must manage in 2017

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin This article first appeared in THE LEGAL SIDE OF TECH on CIO.com here. Recent high-profile data breaches highlight the challenges in understanding how laws apply to a wide variety of information management scenarios and a host of other regulatory, compliance and legal issues. Cybersecurity and privacy […]