July 6th, 2017

Nicole O’Hara Discusses Social Media and IP Law at NJ Bar Conference

Attorney Nicole J. O’Hara participated on a panel of New Jersey Lawyers to discuss social media and intellectual property at the recent New Jersey State Bar Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention. A part of the Technology Track for the conference, the CLE presentation was titled “Social Media: How to Use it to Network and Market Your Practice Without Violating IP Law”.

In this twist on the traditional intellectual property presentation, the panel incorporated tips from a business coach on how lawyers can use social media for business and career development with legal discussion related to a lawyers’ use of social media, e.g. how to avoid a claim of copyright or trademark infringement, defamation/plagiarism, and the risk of potential patent litigation resulting from use of potentially infringing software or an inadvertent disclosure on social media. The presentation included discussion of potential ethics issues and tips regarding, among others, photo/image use, article writing and dealing with press.


Nancy Del Pizzo, Esq. of Rivkin Radler LLP and Chair of NJSBA’s Intellectual Property Committee served as moderator. On the panel, Nicole was joined by Deena Baikowitz, Chief Networking Officer for Fireball Network; Morgan Jones, Esq., Corporate Counsel for InvenTel Products; and Luis Diaz, Esq. of Gibbons, PC.

Nicole is an experienced intellectual property attorney, counseling large and small businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups on matters relating to patents, copyrights, and trademarks.

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