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Considerations for Nonprofits when Using Getty's New "Free" Images

Getty Images, one of the largest online U.S. stock photo image companies, recently made over 35 million photo images from its inventory available for free online use by any interested person. Getty had previously charged for...more

Social Media Legal Risks for Nonprofits: How to Successfully Navigate the Pitfalls

In this presentation: - How Does Social Media Work For You? - When Social Media Works Against You - Others’ IP - The Pinterest Question: “ But, What About Fair Use?” - Argh, so many...more

So You Want to Create an App?: Important Legal Considerations for Nonprofits

In this presentation: - Apps! A Mobile Revolution - But, What Exactly Is an App? - Apps vs. Websites: A Primer - Legal Considerations - Why Does IP Ownership Matter? - Creation of...more

Raising Funds for Nonprofits: Key Legal Issues, Common Pitfalls & New Intellectual Property Concerns

In this presentation: *Charitable Solicitation: - Charitable Solicitation Regulatory Overview - Legal Considerations for the Charity’s Own Fundraising - Working with Professional...more

Preparing an Online Social Media Policy: The Top Ten Legal Considerations for Your Nonprofit

Legal issues - Same as before but new platforms – Entity use of social media – Pathways to Legal Liability or Risk: Defamation, Intellectual Property, Trade Secret, Advertising, Privacy, and...more

Top Five International Trademark Pitfalls for Nonprofits

In this presentation: - Brand Value - Brand Strength - Brand Registration - Brand Control - Brand Distinctiveness, Availability & Exclusivity Please see full presentation below for...more

Social Media and Charitable Solicitation Considerations

In this presentation: - General Legal Issues with Entity Use of Social Media * Defamation * IP * Misleading Advertising * Privacy – “Similar Issues, New Platforms” - Charitable Solicitation...more

All About UBIT: What Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know

In this presentation: - What is Unrelated Business Income? - UBIT Exceptions: Qualified Sponsorship Income - UBIT Exceptions: Royalty Income - Cause-Related Marketing Please see full...more

Legal Risks in Nonprofit Social Media Use

Social media has become an invaluable tool for advancing nonprofit causes. But most nonprofits are unaware of the many potential legal traps in the online world. Below are some tips on avoiding legal troubles in social media...more

Social Media and the Law for Nonprofits

Powerpoint presentation to help nonprofits be aware of the legal risks of engaging in social media and of employees' use of social media....more

Business News Digest -- November 2011

Venable attorneys produce periodic alerts and newsletters covering a variety of topics and practice areas. For your convenience, we have assembled below a collection of the latest alerts and newsletters from October...more

Protecting and Licensing Nonprofit Trademarks: Key Trademark and Tax Law Issues

Trademarks Have Come of Age..... Every Nonprofit Has Brands to Protect..... The Rise in Legal Battles Among Nonprofits Over Trademarks..... Clearing Trademarks: Selection and How to Work with Marketing...more

Business News Digest- July 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: Breaking News: Historic Change to Domain Name System — What You Should Know CFPB Targets Debt Relief Services Market for Supervision Chambers, Legal 500 Name Venable Top Advertising Law...more

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