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Re-Register Takedown Agent or Lose Copyright Shield

USA - December 2 2016 If your website allows for posting of user-generated content and you filed an agent designation insulating you from copyright infringement claims...

Scott M. Smedresman.


Anatomy of a term sheet: series a financing - Winter 2016

USA - March 3 2016 A key milestone in the lifecycle of many successful companies (and, admittedly, many unsuccessful companies) is obtaining financing from angel or...

Jedediah Ande, Jay S. Rand, Dror Futter, David F. Broderick, Benjamin M. Hron.


Plaster of Paris: US Companies Get Wrapped in EU Data Privacy Rules

European Union, USA - December 17 2015 Have any data on people in the UK or France? New EU data privacy rules will be setting de facto global standards that will apply to US companies...

Scott M. Smedresman, Scott S. Christie, Amy J. Tindell.


'Initial interest confusion' in Amazon case is troubling

USA - August 11 2015 Though unusual, a line of controversial cases have held that trademark claims can be based on "initial interest confusion," in which the use of brand...

Scott M. Smedresman.


"Want Coke? Buy Pepsi!” is this confusing?

USA - July 27 2015 Suppose you walk into a greasy cheeseburger joint and ask for a Coke. A cook who looks remarkably like the late John Belushi doesn't say, "No...

Scott M. Smedresman.