February 2019

Trademark Clearance Searching: Avoid Legal Risks and Realize Cost Savings

Trademark clearance searching is valuable because it allows you to get ahead of obstacles and avoid potential legal issues before they arise and before your company invests time and resources in developing its trademark. Consider the set-back you would exp…

Protecting Your Brand in the Cannabis Industry: 5 Practical Tips

A valuable form of legal protection for many brand owners is a federal trademark registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). A federal trademark registration provides its owner several legal benefits, such as nationwide rights and…

Six FAQs on Federally Registering Your Trademark, Brand Name or Logo

Question 1: Why seek a federal (U.S.) trademark registration?There are six important reasons to seek federal registration of your trademark or brand name. Plans to expand your business into other regions of the U.S. Concern about importation of counterfe…

Doctor Who Gave Drug Representative Electronic Medical Record Access Begins Probation & Expresses Remorse for Criminal Act

Laura B. Angelini provides her insights in a recent article about a recent case regarding the False Claims Act, where a doctor violated HIPAA upon sharing protected health information with a representative from a pharmaceuticals company.

An Employer’s 2019 Checklist: Four Essential Actions for Massachusetts Employers

2018 was a landmark year for employment law in Massachusetts – and 2019 is already shaping up to be a busy year for human resources teams, employment attorneys, and all of those who are responsible for establishing and communicating workplace policies.Go…

January 2019

Foreign Investments in Certain U.S. Companies Face New Mandatory Filing Requirements

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), is an interagency committee under the U.S. Department of the Treasury, authorized to review certain transactions involving foreign investments in U.S. companies. They have established a new …