December 2, 2016

New DMCA Safe Harbor Regulations – What your client needs to know

Thanks to Kimra for sharing this link on new regulations that impact the safe harbor protection in the DMCA and went into effect yesterday (12/1/2016)



November 23, 2016

Sad News and Services for Jacob Zimmerman – Friday, November 25

As many of you know, our own Elliot Zimmerman tragically lost his son Jacob this week.  The IP Committee members wish to share their deepest sympathies and ask that all please keep Elliot and his family in your prayers.

Below is a message from Elliot regarding a service to honor Jacob’s life shared on the EASL listserv:


For our family, friends and friends of Jacob Zimmerman, we would be honored if you join us in services to honor his life on Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 10:30 am at:
Star of David Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Chapel
7801 Bailey Road
North Lauderdale, FL, 33068
(954) 722-9000…
After services, we will proceed to Menorah Gardens at graveside and you will be invited to our home to share love for Jake.


Elliot Zimmerman, BCS, PA
Attorney At Law
1776 N. Pine Island Rd., Ste. 224
Plantation, FL 33322

November 16, 2016

Your computer systems are less secure than you think – new Poisontap USB device is the newest threat

Plug-in for USB being used to capture passwords.  Your computer systems are less secure than you think.  Please read


Thanks to Bob Kain for sharing this piece.

October 27, 2016

Halloween Happy Hour Pics from Kimra

It was a great event!  Thanks to everyone who came out.   Here are some pix, courtesy of Kimra…

Bil Snihur, Jr., Serona Elton, and May Cain

Bil Snihur, Jr., Serona Elton, and May Cain

Charlotte and Jaime

Charlotte Towne and Jaime Rich Vining 



Kimra and

Kimra and Serona

Nova Law School Students

Nova Law School Students


Mark and Bruce

Charlotte Towne and Jaime Rich Vining

Kimra Major-Morris and Charlotte Towne


Mark and Zach Hyman

Mark and Zach Hyman

October 24, 2016

Don’t Forget – Halloween IP Happy Hour this Wednesday

Join the IP Community for a Halloween Party on October 26 in Hallandale Beach organized by EASL!  Attached is a flyer and below are additional details shared by Charlotte Towne on behalf of EASL:

Join EASL for a spooktacular HALLOWEEN HAPPY HOUR on Wednesday, October 26th from 5:30-7:30pm at ROK:BRGR at Gulfstream Park, 600 Silks Run #1210, Hallandale Beach. 

No Tricks – Just Treats.  COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!  We will be joined by members of:

–        American Intellectual Property Law Association

–        Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida

–        The Copyright Society of the USA

–        The Patently Impossible Project

–        Dade County Bar Association

–        Florida Bar Business Law Section

Special thanks to Jaime Rich Vining for planning this event!



Charlotte Towne, P.A.
Attorney At Law

29A South Federal Highway
Dania Beach, FL 33004
office:   (954) 306-6624 
cell:  (310) 923-8685