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DONATE, DON’T TELL? The Red Cross says it has trade secrets, upsetting activists

Can a non-profit charity have trade secrets? The Red Cross thinks so. Its claim to trade secret protection over information related to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts made headlines and left some journalists and activists...more

Perspectives - June 2014

In This Issue: - Staying in Compliance While Giving or Receiving Electronic Health Record Systems - When Donations Cross the Line - House Bill 296 Signed into Law to Increase Access to Epinephrine Autoinjectors...more

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

BYOD for 501(c)s: Pros and Perils of "Bring Your Own Device"

In this presentation: - Current Issues - Overview of BYOD Policies - Integrating BYOD in Your Workforce - Lessons from the Front Lines - Putting It All Together - Takeaways and...more

For the Common Good

For-profits and nonprofits in life sciences team up - Nonprofit groups are actively supporting research to solve tough medical challenges. Life sciences and pharma companies are eager to accelerate product development....more

Keeping Up with Technology and the Law: What Your Nonprofit Should Know about Apps, the Cloud, Information Security, and...

In this presentation: - Apps - The Cloud - Information Security - Electronic Contracting - Excerpt from: Apps: But, What Exactly Is an App? - A software application designed to run on...more

Financing Trends in Life Sciences – Interview with Bill Whelan, Member, Mintz Levin  [Video]

Attorney Bill Whelan, Co-chair of Mintz Levin's Life Sciences Practice, discusses what is driving financing trends in the life sciences....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

As Nonprofits Expand Their Global Reach, a Special Focus on Tax, Trademarks and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

In this presentation: - Introduction - Trademark/Brand Strategy and Protection - U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Corruption - Cross-Border Tax Planning and Compliance Please see...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

Business News Digest – December 2012

In this issue: - CFPB Issues Affinity Credit Card Report to Congress: How Nonprofits Can Minimize Their Legal and Tax Risk - FCPA Guidance: Déjà Vu All Over Again - Federal Ban on Government Contractor...more

BLG Monthly Update for November 2012

The colour purple, a tire fire, fake wine, the usual neat contracts cases: all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for November....more

Nonprofit Chapters and Affiliates: Key Legal Issues, Pitfalls and Successful Strategies

In this presentation: - Common affiliation structures - Key legal pitfalls Attribution of liability to affiliated entities Intellectual property ownership and use Antitrust...more

In-License Agreements With Nonprofits: 5 Considerations

Originally publish in Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 1:01 PM ET) Many of the most successful and profitable technologies being developed and commercialized by technology-based companies, particularly in the areas of...more

DMCA Safe Harbors De-Coded: 17 U.S.C. Section 512 Re-Organized in More Logical Order

Organizationally speaking, the Safe Harbors part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. § 512, doesn’t make much sense. Provisions governing related matters are often scattered through the section, and...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

Five Key Issues to Consider When Negotiating In-License Agreements With Nonprofit Entities -- Part I in a Continuing Series on...

Many of the most successful and profitable technologies being developed and commercialized by technology-based companies, particularly in the areas of life sciences and clean technology, were initially developed by...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

Starting a Kentucky Business Task List

List of legal and practical steps most entrepreneurs face in starting a business in Kentucky...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

You'll Be Saww-wwwy: The Unauthorized Use of Photos

Considerations non-profits should take into consideration when using photographs. ...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

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