Business Education Series: Avoiding Liability for Social Media Postings
Using social media – such as posting on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube, or posting content online through your own website – is almost now a necessity in running a business. Everyone uses it, and social media can be a powerful tool in promoting your products, services, or getting news about your organization out to the public. However, social media also brings risks that can compromise your organization. Because social media is powerful, mistakes can have very significant consequences. Join us for this BES session to learn about legal considerations and risks that every organization using social media should be aware of.
About the speakers:
Jennifer Elgin is a shareholder at Bean, Kinney & Korman focusing her practice in intellectual property with emphasis on trademark and copyright clearance/selection, registration, enforcement, litigation and licensing. Jennifer has prosecuted and managed large domestic and international trademark portfolios, including several worldwide clearance and registration projects. She frequently litigates trademark and copyright infringement matters as well as USPTO ex parte and inter partes proceedings.
In addition, Jennifer has assisted clients with music licensing and royalty issues, domain name resolution proceedings and acquisitions, right of publicity counseling and litigation and technology agreements, including joint development, reseller and software licenses.
Prior to joining Bean, Kinney & Korman in February 2016, Jennifer worked as an intellectual property attorney in national law firms and as in-house counsel for over 20 years.
Joe Meadows is a shareholder at Bean, Kinney & Korman. He is an experienced trial attorney, focusing on complex civil litigation, internet defamation/disparagement and cyber-attack matters. His diverse client base includes manufacturers, internet-based companies, retailers, distributors, financial service providers, government contractors, healthcare entities and high-profile individuals.
Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support: Series Silver Sponsors Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and MillerMusmar, CPAs; and Breakfast Sponsor Pure Perfection Catering.