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In recently filed Comments in the FCC’s Form 477 Broadband Data reporting reform proceeding, Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC’s consulting affiliate, The Commpliance Group (“TCG”), encouraged the FCC to reshape the state of national broadband data reporting and mapping to better suit the needs of both providers and consumers of broadband services.  According to TCG, the …

Commpliance Group Files Comments in Form 477 Broadband Data Reporting Reform Docket; Implores FCC to Require USAC to Partner with Private Sector Expert to Administer Program Read More »

Information privacy and data security can bring distinct legal challenges for businesses in technology and communication sectors where commercial agreements and contracts with third-party vendors are common. Commercial agreements must often touch on data ownership, usage rights, liability parameters and other areas due to the necessary sharing of data. This is especially true when it …

Developing a Holistic Legal Approach to Information Privacy & Data Security Read More »

App developers face complex challenges in creating applications that are unique, in-demand and profitable. These challenges are equaled by how best to protect the app’s intellectual property (IP). It’s not always a small unknown competitor who is accused of IP infringement, as evidenced by the recent IP Watchdog coverage of the USAA case against Bank …

App Intellectual Property: Protecting Your App After Development Read More »

From the first inception of an idea for your business through to each stage of development and growth, protecting the ideas of your technology startup requires true diligence. As the focus of your business is on innovation and growth, it’s best to have the support of a startup lawyer to ensure your ideas are protected …

5 Ways Start Ups Can Protect Their Ideas Read More »

Cyber security firms today must support businesses in a climate of constant cyber and technological changes. Helping them to navigate these changes and ensuring compliance while keeping them safe is a broad challenge. This requires support of a law firm that is immersed in current, constantly changing regulatory statutes across sectors; these range from international …

Cyber Security: Data Protection, Privacy and Data Security Law Support Read More »

As the owner of a business startup operating in the technology or communications sector, you’ve got your hands full dealing with product development, funding, and a thousand other important aspects related to business launch. Forming a limited liability company doesn’t have to be an additional challenge. While your first step should always be to engage …

How to Form a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Washington, DC Read More »

Today, social media is a foundational pillar for companies with regard to their brands, communication and dissemination of their products and services. Unfortunately, it can also pose major risks via open content sharing. For this reason, it’s never been more important for a business to have a digital rights management (DRM) plan supported by an …

Digital Rights Management in the Age of Social Media Read More »

Authors:Allison D. Rule, Partner and Communications Taxes & Fees Practice lead at Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw GroupJacqueline R. Neff, Senior Managing AttorneySeth L. Williams, Associate Attorney By now, businesses with exposure to state and local sales taxes have almost certainly heard about the Supreme Court’s recent South Dakota v. Wayfair decision.  Much ink …

SALES TAXES, “ECONOMIC NEXUS” AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT’S WAYFAIR RULING FOR THE CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY: A THREE-PART SERIES Read More »

Another milestone has occurred in the advancement of commercial use of the 3.5 GHz band.  In a just released Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has conditionally approved seven Spectrum Access System (“SAS”) Administrators, who will assign, authorize, and manage use of frequencies the 3.5 GHz band.    These conditionally approved SAS Administrators are:   Amdocs, Inc.; …

FCC Conditionally Approves Seven SAS Administrators: Commercial Use of 3.5 GHz is On the Way Read More »