Developing Guidelines for Use of Your Trademark

A trademark is any word, symbol, or mark adopted and used by a person or company in order to identify that person or company’s products or services and distinguish them from those of other companies.  A trademark may be designated by the following symbols:

  • ™ (for an unregistered trade mark, that is, a mark used to …
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Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: Is the use of Medical Marijuana a Reasonable Accommodation?

Medical Marijuana in Prescription Pill Bottle
With Massachusetts’s Medical Marijuana law going into effect on January 1, 2013, one question at the forefront of many people’s minds is how the new law will affect the workplace.  Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers must provide reasonable accommodations to allow people with …

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Importance of Partnership and Operation Agreements

Hand shake

In many ways, a business relationship is similar to a marriage; at the onset, when everything is going well, the parties often do not discuss the implications of potentially ending the relationship. However, having a viable exit strategy is essential to proper business …

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Massachusetts Passes Medical Marijuana Law

Tonight, Massachusetts became the latest state to legalize medical marijuana. The exact wording of the ballot question (#3) can be found here.

Per the commonwealth’s secretary of state office at the above link, the new law does the following:

This proposed law would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana …

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MA Copyright Trolls – Subscribers v Infringers

Laptop keyboardComments on an Order by Magistrate Judge Sorokin in Discount Video Center, Inc. v. Does 1-29, et al. in the District of Massachusetts

A copy of the Order can be found here:
Civil Action Number 12-10805-NMG

As many readers know, the battle of the copyright trolls continues …

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Contracting in a digital age: when are electronic signatures legally binding?

As technology advances, more and more of our communications are happening digitally, especially as people incorporate iPads and other tablets into their business model.  These tablets enable people to write, sign, and send contracts without ever using a piece of paper.  …

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Cramming finds its way to wireless and text messaging

Boris Badenov with cell phone
Cramming, the practice of placing unauthorized, misleading or deceptive charges on a consumer’s telephone bill, has been a longstanding problem for customers of traditional wireline telephone service. Given the explosive growth in …

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DOMA’s Demise: Marriage Equality and the Supreme Court

There’s been a lot of debate around same-sex marriage over the past few years, and there has been a lot of recent speculation that the issue may reach the Supreme Court of the United States soon.  In addition to being  Read More >

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