Law Firm Marketing & Management

Thinking of starting an online business or launching your own brand as an influencer? Before you dive into the deep end, make sure you are setting yourself up for success in the world of e-commerce. Below, E-Commerce Attorney Raees Mohamed explains the Top-Five things every e-commerce entrepreneur needs to know.   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Internet / Corporate Attorneys (@rmwarnerlaw) Create Proper Terms of Service and Privacy Policies   You can’t copy the Terms of Service or other policies from another site. That’s called copyright infringement. You need your own terms and policies drafted that are specific to your…
A detailed timeline of the long and complicated battle Britney Spears is facing in replacing her father as Conservator of her person and her estate. To learn more, check out our blog… #FreeBritney: Britney Spears Conservatorship Legal Battle Explained By An Influencer Attorney   The post Timeline of Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Battle first appeared on RM Warner Law | Online, Marketing, Internet Business Law Firm.…
Someone is defaming, harassing, or extorting you online, or perhaps infringing your copyrighted content online – but you don’t know who! How do you sue someone if you don’t even know who they are? Is it worth it? Can you uncover the identity of the anonymous poster?   Can You Sue An Anonymous Blogger, Website, or user?  Yes, you absolutely can. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, you may have the option to file a John Doe defamation lawsuit.   John Doe Lawsuit Definition   What is a John Doe Lawsuit? Defining a John Doe Lawsuit… (keywords)  When you take legal action against an unknown party, it is referred to as a “John Doe” Lawsuit or an unknown defendant lawsuit. These types of lawsuits usually occur when a plaintiff is legally “wronged” in one way or the other by…
Recently, many people have been turning to apps like “OnlyFans” to make a second income – or may even use them as their only source of income. “OnlyFans” is an app where users can pay to view exclusive “content” – mostly on the explicit side. With so many users uploading private photos of themselves – for a price – what happens when one of your “fans” leaks your nude photos without your permission? Can you sue? Intellectual Property Rights on “OnlyFans” According to the “OnlyFans” Terms of Service, “You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display,…
Do potential clients see one of these when they Google your law firm’s name? That ultra-professional panel, which sometimes appears on the right side of search results, is a sample law firm Google My Business (“GMB”) profile. It’s important in the realm of legal marketing because the GMB profile typically appears when a user searches for a specific law firm or attorney name (known as a “vanity” or “branded” search). You can’t buy a GMB profile, but you can create or claim yours for free! What Is a Google My Business Profile? Google wants to provide comprehensive information to…
Rap Superstar Cardi B is going to trial… over a tattoo. Yes, you heard it right, and we doubt she “likes it like that”. Cardi B is headed to court for photoshopping a man’s tattoo on the cover for her mixtape “Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1.”. The tattoo in question belongs to a man named Kevin Brophy Jr. who alleges that Cardi B misappropriated his likeness in a “a misleading, offensive, humiliating and provocatively sexual way” in an effort to launch her career, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Invasion of Privacy The lawsuit also includes a false light claim…
TOPDOG Legal Marketing, LLC is pleased to announce the acceptance of our blog into the LexBlog and Arizona Attorney Daily legal blog networks. The organizations screen and syndicate blogs about law, primarily publishing law firm blogs written by attorneys. This inclusion affirms TOPDOG’s work and illustrates our unique value as a company led by attorneys who strive to provide quality services, content, and digital marketing for lawyers. Quality Resources and Services in Digital Marketing for Lawyers Krista Duncan Black, an attorney with experience in the digital publishing industry, recognized a need in the legal community when she founded TwoDogBlog,…
Dr. Dre and his wife of over 24 years are divorcing and it has been nothing shy of the public eye. It seems like every month there is a new update that shows the battle getting messier and messier. Most recently, it has been reported that Dr. Dre’s wife, Nicole Young, has requested ownership of the producer and musician’s well-known trademarked name, Dr. Dre as well as the trademark for his hit album, “The Chronic”.   According to court documents, Dr. Dre’s legal team is asking the court to shut down Nicole’s lawsuit over the trademarks, but does she actually have any legal grounds?   Prenup Problems: “Forgot About Dre”  Nicole and Dre were married four years…
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is a statue that essentially grants immunity from liability to websites, social media platforms, and search engines for what users post. This law was created back in 1996, before platforms like Facebook and Twitter became as influential on how we consume information as they are today. It’s no secret that misinformation and defamatory content are huge issues online.  Now, the Department of Justice and the Trump Administration are looking to reform the law in order to promote transparency and open discourse and address illicit activity online. You could probably guess that tech CEOs…
Congrats! A video of you just went viral! But is this always a good thing? Sure, if that was your intention. But videos or social media posts can spread like wildfire for all the wrong reasons. You also may not be able to control the narrative associated with going viral. So, what can you do if you go viral on the Internet – and you wish you didn’t? As Internet attorneys, we see “going viral, gone bad” situations quite often, and have assisted clients with addressing viral content. Sometimes, that means suing for defamation or false light, when professional reputations are affected and damages are incurred.   Suing for Defamation and False Light for Damages or an Injunction.  Firstly, if the viral content online is defamatory, you have the option to sue, either for an injunction or for damages, sometimes…
Britney Spears has not been able to make a single legal decision on her own since she was 27. This is because the singer was placed under a legal Conservatorship after her public breakdown in 2008 (if you recall the shaved head stunt and the umbrella hits to the paparazzi). Now, 12 years later, Spears is going to battle against her father, Jamie Spears, to remove him from his role as sole conservator of her estate. This case has not been shy of the public eye, like anything in the pop princess’s life. Many of her fans have been spreading …
On Wednesday September 23rd, 2020, The Department of Justice sent draft legislation to Congress to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Among the items they are attempting to reform is a “Case-Specific Carve-Out” that would require platforms to take content down that is unlawful – including content deemed defamatory in court. In the past, Section 230 has granted immunity to online platforms and Internet providers from responsibility for the content posted on their sites – making the user the sole publisher of the content and not the platform. However, as the Internet has grown and flourished since Section…
Your law firm marketing plan may seem complete with your website, a blog or two, your LinkedIn profile, and business cards to hand out, but holy hoopla, Batman, why limit yourself to the outdated tools of mere mortals? Law firm directories are the supertools many lawyers pass by as unimportant, but nothing could be further from the truth. Unlike print directories, which sit on a shelf until someone opens them, a digital lawyer directory is a dynamic and multifaceted means of reaching potential clients—even while “on the shelf.” Like Marvel Universe’s Multiple Man, listings in the right online legal directories…
Good law firm marketing plans, like good movies, use a variety of devices to connect with the intended audience. Lawyers often think they’ve covered all of the bases with a website, a couple of social media accounts, some print advertising in legal directories and periodicals, and various types of networking. Although often an afterthought, digital marketing can be an extremely impactful marketing tool when used effectively. But don’t be fooled into thinking if you build it, they will come. Even the best tool makes a difference only when used the right way. In digital marketing, law firm SEO can…
Law school is grueling, cramming hundreds of years of case law and legal theory into three years of classes and study. Although new JDs can graduate with a world of legal knowledge, law school does not prepare them to run a law practice or provide what it needs to survive: clients. With merely hanging out a shingle no longer sufficient, being competitive in the legal marketplace means knowing how to bring clients in the door. Today’s shingle may be different for each firm, but its design comes from a common source: a law firm marketing plan customized to your practice.…
On Wednesday August 12th, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the extension of the Clean Network Program aimed directly at guarding America’s sensitive information from “malign actors” like the Chinese Communist Party. This extension will include five new programs rooted in internationally accepted digital trust standards. Below is a listed breakdown of each new program: Clean Carrier: This program will ensure that China’s network carriers are not connected with U.S. telecommunication networks as it would pose a threat to national security.  This means Verizon Wireless, AT&T and other U.S. networks will need to ensure their networks are in no way …