Topic: Social Media

SEC Permits Corporate Communications Via Twitter, Facebook, Other Social Media

“The SEC’s release confirms that companies are permitted to announce material news through social media, provided investors know when and where to expect it.” (Orrick) The Securities and Exchange Commission has decided to let corporate communications move into the 21st Century.  Backing off from an earlier position that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings violated Regulation FD… Read more »

Trademark Clearinghouse for Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) Launches March 26, 2013 – FAQ

[Link: gTLD Update for February 2013 – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.] “The universe of generic top-level domains (gTLDs), currently limited to about a dozen gTLDs such as .com, .net, and .org, will likely explode later this year, as some of the more than 1000 potential new gTLDs are rolled out, including vanity TLDs,… Read more »

[Video] Corporate Law Report: News to Use… Now

Welcome to our latest Corporate Law Report, which includes: a word of caution for any company employing user-generated endorsements as part of their online advertising; a terrific white paper on social media risks and liabilities for global corporations; enforcement predicitions for 2013; a perspective on the potential rebirth of U.S. manufacturing; and latest details on… Read more »

[Video] Corporate Law Report: News to Use Now

Welcome to the latest edition of JD Supra’s Corporate Law Report, which includes: executive speed dating of the “need to know” variety; good reasons to conduct a trademark audit now; a look at top FCPA enforcement in 2012 and what they mean for your compliance plans; a clarification of the Economic Espionage Act; and more.… Read more »

[Video] Corporate Law Report: News to Use Now

Welcome to 2013’s inaugural edition of the Corporate Law Report, a look at some of the top corporate news items we’ve been following this first week of the new year. You know the drill: Watch the video overview above and, for any topics that interest you, go deeper with the legal analysis and commentary below>>… Read more »

5 Must-Reads for Corporate Leaders in the New Year

Dodd-Frank, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, social media in the workplace, cybersecurity, SEC regulations… all front-and-center corporate issues at the start of a new year. Your job, among many other things, is to know what to do about each of them. That’s why it helps when leading lawyers with expertise in each of these fields… Read more »

Three to Watch in IP Law: Gray Goods, India Patents, YouTube

Here’s a look at three recent developments in intellectual property law with implications that go far beyond copyright, patent, and other IP issues. You should know: 1. Gray Goods are Red Hot The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case of international proportions: does the Copyright Act’s doctrine of first sale – which… Read more »

California Law Update: Toxic Products, Iran Investments, Non-Competes, Teacher Layoffs, More

Allen Matkins’ Eileen Nottoli on why businesses that sell consumer products in California need to be aware of – and act on – the state’s new Safer Consumer Product regulations. [Link: New Consumer Product Regulations: Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Need to Prepare] For your reference, a JD Supra roundup of commentary on a range of… Read more »

Apple v. Samsung: Patent Trial of the Century?

[Link: Court Allows Apple to Push for Ban on Samsung Tablets – LXBN] The latest round of the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit over the design of Samsung tablets is underway in San Jose, California. But the dispute between the two tech giants goes beyond what Fortune magazine calls “the Patent Trial of the Century.” The… Read more »

Most Popular Corporate Law Posts – June 2012

What’s on your mind? ICANN’s generic top-level domain names, HIPAA compliance and violations, the SCOTUS RadLAX ruling, the EU Cookie Directive, that’s what (and more!). For your reference, the most-read Corporate Law Report posts in June, 2012: 1. HIPAA Compliance: 6 Audit Questions (and Answers) for Covered Entities “Late last year, members of the Senate… Read more »

You Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine – Why gTLD Reveal Day Matters to You

All businesses should be interested in “Reveal Day” – June 13, 2012 – when the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) makes public more than 1,900 applications for generic top-level domain (gTLD) names. The publication of the applied-for domain names – along with the entities trying to obtain them – begins a 60-day… Read more »

Got Compliance? The EU Cookie Law & What You Need to Do

The European Union’s “Cookie Directive” went into effect on May 26, 2012. The new law requires EU-owned websites, as well as those merely accessible to EU users, to tell visitors about cookies that track traffic on their sites. In addition, websites must obtain “informed consent” from users before saving cookies to their computers. For the… Read more »

California Law News: On Brinker, Arbitration, Social Media Access, Health Insurance, Church Solicitations, & More

For your reference, a roundup of legal advisories on issues of relevance to companies doing business in the state of California: Calif. Assembly OKs Bill To Shield Workers’ Facebook Logins (Mintz Levin – Employment, Labor & Benefits) “A landmark bill that aims to protect California employees and prospective workers from being asked by a company… Read more »

Most Popular Corporate Law Posts – Apr 2012

What’s on your mind? Human trafficking, online advertising, corporate bribery, and legal issues for nonprofits, among other things. For your reference, here’s a look at the most-read Corporate Law Report posts over the past month: 1. California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Takes Effect January 1, 2012 “The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of… Read more »

Be Careful If Your Online Advertising Relies on Terms You Do Not Own

“Rosetta Stone’s complaint, filed in 2009, alleged that Google infringed Rosetta Stone’s trademark rights by selling its trademarks as keywords to third-party competitors without [its] permission…” – Fourth Circuit Resurrects Rosetta Stone’s Challenge to Google’s AdWords Program, by Mintz Levin If your online strategy involves use of your competitor’s trademark(s) to drive Google traffic, it might be time for… Read more »