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Nauti by Nature?

December 15, 2015

Fair Use Gets A Boost

December 03, 2015

Copyright Termination Rights

November 12, 2015

Architectural Copyrights

October 28, 2015

Color as a Trademark

April 16, 2015

Stairway to Infringement

February 17, 2015

Trademark Fee Reductions

December 22, 2014

Big Gig Packed in Old Town

February 13, 2014

Business advisory on The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

Portland, ME Fred Frawley provides a business advisory on The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to those businesses who have a telemarketing component.  Please see this advisory at the following link: TCPA.  It explains the new laws in telemarketing solicitations and provides in detail what telemarketers can and cannot do.  For more information, please contact Fred Frawley at 207-274-5724 or ffrawley@eatonpeabody.com
February 12, 2014

15th Annual Heart Ball Set for February 22 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor

[Bangor, ME] -- The American Heart Association (AHA) in Maine will hold its 15th annual Northeastern Maine Heart Ball on Saturday, February 22nd at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.  The Heart Ball is the AHA’s major fundraising event in the Bangor area with a goal to raise $125,000 to support the AHA’s research, education and advocacy necessary to combat cardiovascular disease - Maine’s leading cause of death.  Since its inception, the event has raised over $1 million.
January 29, 2014

Jeff Spaulding presented on the creation of the Bangor Angel Fund

Bangor, Maine –  Eaton Peabody attorney Jeff Spaulding presented on the creation of the Bangor Angel Fund at the January 28th Economic Development Council of Maine’s 2014  Annual Seminar held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. 
January 29, 2014

Fred Frawley to discuss the practical and legal dimensions of data privacy and regulation in the United States

Ellsworth, Maine -  On Friday, January 31, 2014, Fred Frawley, CIPM, Senior Counsel at Eaton Peabody will discuss and explore the practical and legal dimensions of data privacy and regulation in the United States with an eye for what you need to know in his presentation to the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce members on Information Privacy: The World We Live In. Businesses and individuals are awash in stories about personal privacy, data collection, breach of personally identifiable information (PII) and Big Data. What does it all mean, and what implications does it have for you?
January 28, 2014

Eaton Peabody Announces New Shareholder

BRUNSWICK, MAINE - The law firm of Eaton Peabody is very pleased to announce that attorney Ryan Dumais, resident in the firm's Brunswick, Maine office, was made a  shareholder of Eaton Peabody at the firm's Annual Shareholders Meeting held in January.
January 23, 2014

Dale Abernethy set to retire as Castine town manager

After 10 years as town manager, Dale Abernethy is retiring.

“I hate to see Dale go,” said Selectman Peter Vogell who has served on the board for Abernethy’s full tenure.

The effective date will be “on or about July 1,” said Chairman David Unger on January 21.

Selectmen unanimously voted to hire the law firm of Eaton Peabody as personnel consultants for “counsel in the process [of] finding someone as good as Dale,” Unger said, at a cost of $5,000. Eaton Peabody was one of two firms who submitted proposals with comparable estimated costs.

January 22, 2014

Metcalf and Patient Win for Maine Dealership

As a result of a unanimous decision issued by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court this week, Judy Metcalf and Noreen Patient, on behalf of long-time Eaton Peabody client and Ford automobile dealer, Darling’s, have once again successfully thwarted Ford Motor Company’s efforts to evade the provisions of the Maine Automobile Dealer Act, 10 M.R.S.A. § 1171 et seq. (the "Maine Dealer Act").
December 20, 2013

EMDC Honors Champions for 2013

Andy Hamilton accepted the EMDC Champion Award on behalf of Eaton Peabody in recognition for the firm’s contributions in economic development and environmental issue for Mobilize Eastern Maine.    Andy Hamilton is past Co-Chair and continues on the leadership team of Mobilize Eastern Maine that advances a coordinated effort to economic development in the Bangor region.  In his current role as Board Chair of the Bangor Regional Chamber of Commerce he continues to support business advocacy as a business partner in the Mobilize Eastern Maine effort.   Jeff Spaulding, with Eaton Peabody, serves on the leadership team of Mobilize Eastern Maine and has advanced efforts with Target Technology (incoming chair) and with the angel venture capital effort in the Bangor Region.  Jon Pottle, with Eaton Peabody, serves on EMDC’s Brownfields Committee that advances support for the investigation and remediation of contaminated Brownfields sites.  Fred Frawley, at Eaton Peabody, has provided intellectual property services to EMDC.

December 17, 2013

Postal Postscript

In an interesting situation following the Korean War Memorial sculpture lawsuit discussed in an earlier article, the U.S. Postal Service has again been sued by an artist whose work appears on a stamp issue without the artist’s permission.
November 06, 2013

Eaton Peabody Attorneys 'Top Rated' by Super Lawyers 2013

MAINE – Ten attorneys from Eaton Peabody, a Maine law firm serving New England and Atlantic Canada, were ‘top rated’...

November 01, 2013

Eaton Peabody scores top tier rankings in Bangor and Portland, Maine

Bangor and Portland, ME — U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings.
October 17, 2013

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Top Maine Litigator Seth W. Brewster to the Firm

PORTLAND, MAINE –October 2013 Eaton Peabody is pleased to welcome attorney Seth Brewster to the firm. Mr. Brewster will be resident in the firm’s Portland office and joins the firm's highly respected Litigation Practice Group.

September 04, 2013

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Intellectual Property Attorney Alfred C. Frawley, III to the Firm's Portland Office

PORTLAND, MAINE - September 3, 2013 Eaton Peabody is pleased to welcome attorney Alfred C. Frawley as Senior Counsel to the firm. Mr. Frawley will be resident in the firm's Portland office at One Portland Square.
August 27, 2013

Eaton Peabody Attorneys Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America

MAINE - August 27, 2013 The Maine law firm of Eaton Peabody is very pleased to announce that 11 of the firm's attorneys in 18 practice categories were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.

August 13, 2013

Eaton Peabody advocating for the transportation needs of seniors

Rick McCarthy, Managing Director of Eaton Peabody Consulting Group and lobbyist for the Maine Transit Association, discusses the necessity of reliable transportation for seniors in rural Maine.
August 07, 2013

Bank gives park effort a boost

ELLSWORTH — Bangor Savings Bank Foundation recently gave the Knowlton Community Park Campaign a boost in the form of a $25,000 grant.
July 30, 2013

Maine-Based Law Firm’s Expertise Guides Canadian Businesses Entering the US Market

For Eaton Peabody, building a cross-border international business practice was both a strategic decision and a logical result of geography, according to Daniel McKay, Shareholder and Chair of the Cross Border Transactions Practice Group.
July 17, 2013

Tax, planning meeting set for Monday in Farmington

FARMINGTON — An informational meeting on Tax Increment Financing and a presentation of the proposed Downtown TIF Plan and map will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, July 22, in the gym at the Community Center.
July 16, 2013

Kingfield hears review of TIF uses

KINGFIELD — Selectmen learned more Monday night about the uses of tax revenue generated by Poland Spring Water Co.'s bottling plant.
June 27, 2013

Eaton Peabody celebrates opening of Portland office

PORTLAND, Maine — Eaton Peabody, a law firm with roots in Bangor stretching back 96 years, celebrated the opening of its Portland office Tuesday evening.
June 14, 2013

Eaton Peabody Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2013

BANGOR, MAINE - June 14, 2013   Eaton Peabody is pleased to announce that eight of the law firm's attorneys and five of its practice areas have been included in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA for the State of Maine.

June 04, 2013

Former worker who accused Jackson Lab of mistreating mice loses whistleblower lawsuit

ELLSWORTH, Maine — After deliberating for less than an hour Monday afternoon, a civil jury of seven men and two women sided with The Jackson Laboratory in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the lab by a former employee.
May 20, 2013

Spaulding invited as panelist for Top Gun Showcase

Over 300 expected to attend on May 22nd at the University of Southern Maine to hear innovative startups from across the state pitch their companies before a panel of Maine’s most distinguished business experts. Corporate attorney and Chair of Eaton Peabody’s Innovative Enterprise Program, Jeff Spaulding will be one of these eighteen panelists.

May 13, 2013

Pratt to be Featured on Law on the Line

PORTLAND, MAINE  May 13, 2013   Business Attorney Neal Pratt will be featured on tonight's episode of Law on the Line on Portland's Community Television Network.
May 09, 2013

Fusion:Bangor and Eaton Peabody partner for “Pink Tulip Project”

BANGOR, Maine — A garden of pink tulips will raise awareness for cancer and add some color to downtown Bangor thanks to the efforts of Fusion:Bangor and the law firm of Eaton Peabody.
May 03, 2013

Consultants speak on Eliot sewer project

ELIOT, Maine — The third of three public informational meetings on the proposed Route 236 sewer expansion project drew about 20 residents Thursday night. The Board of Selectmen hosted the nearly two-hour session at Eliot Elementary School.
April 10, 2013

Maine mayors say state must step up as economic development partner

AUGUSTA — A coalition of Maine mayors on Monday proposed that the state government borrow $85 million to invest in education, job creation and road, rail and clean water infrastructure.
March 25, 2013

Citizen board reverses DEP rejection of wind power project

AUGUSTA, Maine — A 14-turbine wind project proposed for Passadumkeag Mountain won new life Thursday when the Board of Environmental Protection overturned a state decision to reject the project.
March 19, 2013

Pratt Discusses Cumberland County Civic Center's Ongoing Facelift

PORTLAND — From his law office on the seventh floor of One Portland Square, Neal Pratt will have a bird's-eye view of the coming phase of renovation on the Cumberland County Civic Center, which could begin as soon as next month.
March 07, 2013

Hamilton to 'Dance Like the Stars' for Komen

BANGOR — Andrew Hamilton, an attorney for Eaton Peabody, will soon be the father-of-the-bride. In an effort to brush up on his dancing skills and prepare for the father-daughter dance at the reception, he happily agreed to perform at the Maine Affiliate of Susan G. Komen’s Dancing Like the Stars at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Gracie Theatre on the campus at Husson University.
February 28, 2013

Veazie to join energy efficiency program, honor town's oldest resident

VEAZIE, Maine — Town councilors voted unanimously Monday night to join 105 other Maine communities in a program that aims to make home weatherization a more viable option for homeowners.
January 31, 2013

Eaton Peabody Announces Four New Shareholders

BANGOR, MAINE - January 31, 2013 The law firm of Eaton Peabody is very pleased to announce that attorneys Jeff Spaulding, Mike Hahn, Sarah Newell and Sarah Reinhart were made shareholders of Eaton Peabody at the firm's Annual Shareholders Meeting held in January.
January 27, 2013

Eaton Peabody Hires Well-Known Business Lawyer Bruce B. Hochman

PORTLAND, MAINE - January 25, 2013 Eaton Peabody announced today the addition of Bruce B. Hochman to the firm as a part of its Portland business expansion.
December 05, 2012

Eaton Peabody expands to Portland, snags well-known attorney

PORTLAND, Maine — Eaton Peabody is expanding into the Portland market and already has made one high-profile hire to fill the new office.
November 01, 2012

Eaton Peabody Scores Top Tier Rankings in Bangor and Portland, Maine - U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Release 2013 "Best Law Firms" Rankings

Bangor and Portland, ME — November 1, 2012 — U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings.
September 28, 2012

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Attorney Adria LaRose to the Firm

BANGOR, MAINE - Sept 28, 2012 Eaton Peabody is pleased to welcome attorney Adria LaRose to the firm. Adria will join Eaton Peabody's Litigation Department where she will concentrate her practice on general litigation and dispute resolution with a particular focus on intellectual property and environmental litigation.
August 23, 2012

Eaton Peabody Attorneys Named 2013 Best Lawyers in America

MAINE - August 23, 2012 Eaton Peabody is very pleased to announce that 10 of the firm's attorneys in 16 practice categories were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
August 07, 2012

Well-known Bangor community leader Merrill 'Pappy' Bradford dies

BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor man who made his mark in professional, civic, public service and other circles died late Monday afternoon. He was in his mid-90s at the time of his death.
June 17, 2012

Eaton Peabody Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2012

BANGOR, MAINE - June 17, 2012 Eaton Peabody is pleased to announce that six of the law firm’s attorneys and four of its practice areas have been included in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA for the State of Maine.
April 04, 2012

Nathaniel S. Putnam Shareholder at Eaton Peabody is named as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

BANGOR, MAINE – April 4, 2012 The Law firm of Eaton Peabody is very pleased to announce that Nat Putnam has been named as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
March 28, 2012

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Wall Street Tax Attorney Dan S. Pittman to the Firm

BANGOR, MAINE - March 22, 2012 Eaton Peabody continues to add depth of experience to its full service law firm by welcoming Dan Pittman. Mr. Pittman will leave Wall Street to join Eaton Peabody's Business Law Practice Group as a tax attorney.
February 22, 2012

Eaton Peabody Continues to Grow Municipal and Economic Development Team in Welcoming Attorney Peter Garcia to the Firm

BANGOR, MAINE - Feb. 22, 2012 The Law firm of Eaton Peabody continues to grow its municipal and economic development law practice by welcoming Peter Garcia and the depth of experience that he brings to the Firm.
January 03, 2012

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Attorney Gretchen L. Jones to the Firm

BANGOR, MAINE - Jan. 3, 2012 The law firm of Eaton Peabody is pleased to welcome attorney Gretchen Jones to the Firm.
December 22, 2011

Metcalf and Dumais Claim Victory in Ocean Front Boundary Dispute

In 2004, Clients purchased land in Owl’s Head with the understanding that their parcel extended to the shore of Hendrickson Beach.
September 06, 2011

Eaton Peabody Attorneys Named Among The Best Lawyers in America® 2012

MAINE – Sept. 6, 2011  Nine attorneys from Eaton Peabody, a Maine-based law firm with more than 40 attorneys serving New England and Atlantic Canada, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) in 14 areas of specialty.
June 10, 2011

Chambers USA Ranks Eaton Peabody Among Maine's Top Business Law Firms

BANGOR, MAINE – June 10, 2011 The publication Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has again named Eaton Peabody as one of Maine’s leading business law firms in five areas of practice: Corporate/M&A, Commercial Litigation, Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation and Real Estate. Seven Eaton Peabody attorneys were individually recognized as among Maine’s best business lawyers in their field. Ratings are based on extensive interviews with other lawyers and business clients.
April 05, 2011

Darling's Victorious Against Ford Motor Company

MAINE - When Ford Motor Company violated Maine law, Darling’s, a long time Eaton Peabody client and Ford Blue Oval Certified dealer, turned to Eaton Peabody litigators Judy Metcalf and Noreen Patient for help.
February 09, 2011

EP Honored by Pro Bono of the Year Award

MAINE, February 9, 2011 - Eaton Peabody (EP) is honored to be the recipient of the Maine Bar Foundation's 2011 Pro Bono Publico Award.
December 10, 2010

Three EP Attorneys named to Super Lawyers

BANGOR, MAINE – New England Magazine again names Dan McKay, Berney Kubetz and Matt Raynes to the list of Maine’s 2010 New England Super Lawyers making Eaton Peabody one of the most recognized amongst Bangor based law firms for the widest breadth of expertise.
December 10, 2010

2010 Honors: EP Ranked nationally by three publications

STATEWIDE – Eaton Peabody is proud to announce that the firm has again been recognized by three national publications as one of Maine’s leading law firms.
August 12, 2010

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Attorney Ed Feibel to the Firm

BRUNSWICK, MAINE The law firm of Eaton Peabody has announced the addition of Edward F. Feibel to its Employment Practice.
June 25, 2010

Chambers USA Ranks Eaton Peabody Among Maine’s Top Business Law Firms

BANGOR, MAINE – June 25, 2010 The publication Chambers USA: America’s leading Lawyers for Business has again named Eaton Peabody as one of Maine’s leading business law firms
June 11, 2010

Eaton Peabody: Bringing New Ideas to Old Practices

Law firms are not known for embracing change, but they are known for gathering evidence and making a compelling case. Eaton Peabody, one of Maine's oldest and best-known law firms, has taken the well-established mantra of "zealously representing clients" and applied it to sustainability.
September 29, 2009

Former Brunswick Town Manager Joins the Firm

AUGUSTA, MAINE - September 29, 2009 Eaton Peabody Consulting Group, LLC., a leader in providing economic development consulting services to both private business and development minded communities in Maine, has announced the addition of former Brunswick Town Manager Don Gerrish to its consulting staff.

July 27, 2009

Metcalf Elected to Habitat for Humanity Board

BRUNSWICK – Eaton Peabody (EP) attorney Judy Metcalf has been elected to the Habitat for Humanity/ 7 Rivers Maine Board of Directors.
June 30, 2009

Chambers USA Ranks Eaton Peabody Among Maine's Top Business Law Firms

BANGOR - The publication Chambers USA: America’s leading Lawyers for Business has again named Eaton Peabody as one of Maine’s leading business law firms in three separate areas of practice: Corporate/M&A, Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate.
April 18, 2009

Eaton Peabody Launches Innovative Enterprise Program to Assist Local Start-ups

For entrepreneurial and start-up companies, the toughest challenges to overcome can be access to funding, and sophisticated legal advice to help the business succeed.

April 18, 2009

EP Goes Green

BANGOR - Eaton Peabody has announced a new ‘Go Green’ Office Sustainability Initiative, joining other leading law firms across the globe. The goal is to reduce energy consumption and promote sustainability in its law practice.
February 03, 2009

Eaton Peabody Appoints Two New Shareholders

The law firm of Eaton Peabody is pleased to announce that Noreen A. Patient and John R. Canders have been named shareholders of the firm. 
February 03, 2009

Five Eaton Peabody Attorneys Ranked by Chambers as Leaders in Their Fields

Five Eaton Peabody attorneys have been selected by their peers as leaders in their fields in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
January 07, 2009

Eaton Peabody Consulting Group Announces Addition of New Executive Director

Former Brunswick Economic and SDA Rural Development Specialist Join the Firm 

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