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Image Protect Inc Announces Official Launch of LegendNFTs

Image Protect Inc., an emerging Media Company, is pleased to announce the official launch of Its Celebrity NFT site https://legendnfts.io as the market continues to boom with NFT offerings from some of the biggest brands in the world.

The site was developed under IMTL’s stock photo site Fotofy in Beta phase and is now a fully operational Marketplace as LegendNFTs with unique high-value celebrity-based offerings, including its recently announced Idris Erba collection.

An NFT is a crypto asset, representing an intangible digital item such as an image, video, or in-game item. Owners of NFTs are recorded on blockchain, allowing an NFT to be traded as a stand-in for the digital asset it represents.

The NFT market has surged to new highs in the second quarter, with $2.5 billion in sales so far this year, up from just $13.7 million in the first half of 2020, marketplace data shows. Sales volumes have remained high after NFTs exploded in popularity early this year.

Monthly sales volumes on OpenSea (https://opensea.io), a major NFT marketplace which is also hosting select NFTs from IMTL’s Legends endeavour and reached a record high in June.

IMTL’s LegendNFTs.io launches alongside top industry endeavours including Fox Network staking its new NFT business unit, Blockchain Creative Labs, with a $100 million creative fund; and Dapper Labs, the company behind NBA Top Shot, raising $305 million with a valuation of $2.6 billion, and several high-profile investors led by Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant.

As well, Major League Baseball and Fanatics-owned Candy Digital release of an NFT honouring the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 2020 World Series championship, for example.

IMTL is currently in discussions with several ideal NFT partnership opportunities which will have IMTL earning a royalty from primary sales of assets on the LegendNFTs Marketplace and has already finalised deals with rapper Jim Jones and Toronto based celebrity photographer Gabriel Di Sante to name a few.

Image Protect retained Green Light Digital, https://greenlight.digital/ on behalf of LegendsNFTs.io as its vendor of choice to build the infrastructure and the Blockchain, along with the Website and operating the actual NFT auction integrated with Open Sea Platform.

Dennis Lewis, an industry leading Blockchain expert, and president of Green Light Digital stated, “This is a burgeoning marketplace, and we are extremely excited about the launch and the continuing onboarding of new, unique, high-value celebrity assets.”

CEO Larry Adams adds, “Dennis brings years of experience in the Crypto Market place and will be leading our Crypto Marketing strategy. I am proud to present the following as part of our launch: https://legendnfts.io/idris-erba/ https://legendnfts.io/gabriel-di-sante/ https://legendnfts.io/robert-garcia/ ,” states Adams.

He continues, “All of our collections will offer one-of-a-kind swag bags bulging with eye-popping incentives for the winners of each auction including, for instance, a ringside seat to a major fight at a large venue, a personal appearance at a Fashion Photo shoot in NYC at the esteem ‘Fashion Week” a Celebrity fashion shoot, and a wild night of partying in a Beverly Hills party house Mansion of the stars, and a pair of boxing gloves signed by Floyd Mayweather himself, with a training session from a top trainer like no other session you have ever had,” exclaims Adams. “This is just the beginning of what our seasoned team agrees will be a thriving contender in the NFT space as the market continues to expand and evolve.”

“This is all part of the reconstruction of the Company and much thought and effort has gone into the Platform. We feel it will interact with our OTT and Microcap media services divisions in development toward our becoming an industry leading media company serving niche markets in a highly impactful manner.”

About Image Protect

Image Protect is a media company with a focus on microcap news, information, and disclosure, as well as crypto, blockchain, and digital assets. The Company recently signed to acquire OTC PR Wire, LLC, a revenue stage service provider and news platform catering to microcap and small cap companies on a global scale.

Its unique digital asset library and proprietary technology via subsidiary Fotofy. are conducive to the foundation of an impactful NFT marketplace.

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Cautionary statement for purposes of the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Information in this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialise or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the execution and performance of contracts by the Company and its customers, suppliers and partners.

The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

Corporate Contact:
Image Protect
Preya Narain
(+1) 347-837-0626
[email protected]

How to Write a Press Release for Your Small Business

A press release is an official statement delivered to members of the news media for the purpose of providing information, creating an official statement, or making an announcement directed for public release.

The press release has been a mainstay of public relations since its inception decades ago. And while it may seem a bit old-school to some, there’s a reason press releases have stood the test of time – they’re effective and produce results.

From generating media coverage to positioning yourself as a thought leaders in your industry, and ultimately help your business succeed and grow – there are a number of reasons why business owners need to learn how to write and distribute a press release.

For something to be newsworthy, it must be something that audiences outside of your internal organisation will care about; something that has significance to a reporter and their readers, viewers, or listeners, or to other external stakeholders.

Here are a few factors to consider when determining if something is newsworthy:

  • Impact: Who will this information affect? The broader and larger the impact, the more people will be interested.
  • Timeliness: Why does this information matter now? Does your news relate to or tie back to a significant “moment in time” or event of some sort?
  • Proximity: As a small business, this one should be easy to understand — proximity matters. For many small businesses or non-profits, your news will likely matter more to local publications than to national ones, or publications that focus on other regions.
  • Name recognition: Clout that comes with big recognisable names will likely increase the interest in your news. If you’re partnering with, or involved with a big name that might generate this type of attention, consider issuing a press release.

Now that you know when to write a press release, let’s take a look at how you actually do it.

1. Headline

The headline should be attention grabbing and encourage the reader to want to know more, while also being explanatory. This isn’t the time to use vague language.

2. Body

The body of your press release should stay as concise as possible, while making sure to get all of the important information across in an engaging manner. Reporters that read your release aren’t likely going to have the time to read page after page trying to understand the news.

There aren’t really a prescriptive number of pages or word count. It can vary depending upon the information the release is covering. The key is to keep it concise and not overly verbose, but at the same time make sure that you have all the relevant info included. So, the length can really vary depending upon the announcement.

Here are other things to keep in mind when pulling together the body of any press release:

  • The dateline: Begin with a dateline of the city in which the press release originated and the date it was issued. This is especially important for small businesses that are distributing their press release to the local media.
  • Keep it factual: Your press release should focus on answering the five W’s: who, what, when, where, and why.
  • Factual doesn’t have to mean dry: While your press release should be as concise as possible and stick to the facts, it doesn’t have to be as dry as say, a research paper. Keep the language engaging.
  • Avoid lazy mistakes: Typos and poor grammar in press releases make your business look unprofessional, and will likely turn off reporters.
  • The quote: Most press release include a quote by the most relevant spokesperson for the topic of the release. The quote provides space to add some colour commentary and can also be pulled directly from the release by journalists to use in articles.

3. Boilerplate

This is the about us section where you provide background on your organisation. It should be included following the body of every press release.

The language used here can be the same in every release. Don’t forget to link to your company homepage to drive readers back and provide more information.

6 Key Ingredients of Effective Law Firm Press Releases

Distributing press releases is an effective way to gain exposure and clients for your law firm. As the media continues to evolve in this digital age, newsrooms are shrinking or disappearing, the role of journalists is changing, and opportunities for publishing news online are diluting. The type of information getting published – especially online – also is changing. A decade ago, the chances of getting a law firm press release published verbatim were almost nil.

A press release is a piece of news or information that companies send out to inform the public about something noteworthy. Press releases are often handled by a law firms marketing department.

Press releases are no longer just a vehicle for informing journalists. Today, a press release is the complete story that your audience will see.

That makes the stakes higher than ever before.

Below is a list of key ingredients and useful elements to include when writing a law firm press release:

  • Include an attention-grabbing headline.
  • Include the most “newsworthy” information in the first two to three paragraphs – your audience may not read beyond that.
  • Emphasise what’s different about you, your firm or whatever news you’re communicating. Reporters love “firsts” and precedent-setting developments (if they are legit).
  • Insert web links to your law firm’s site and blogs, attorney biographies, and related external web pages. (Even if writers use “no-follow” links that don’t pass link juice, you will still point readers to your firm’s website where they can further engage with your content.)
  • If there’s a related video, link to that also or embed it into the press release. YouTube and Vimeo players make it easy to copy embed codes.
  • For releases about attorneys, add links to their social media platforms.
  • Provide an email address and phone number for someone knowledgeable and responsive as a media contact.
  • Employ useful content. Great storytelling is what sells a release, and these add-ons and themes will help get reporters and editors invested in your news:
  • Provide statistics, if applicable, to add timeliness and credibility to your story.
  • Add local angles. For example, if a law firm has multiple offices, consider customising releases for each office with a different market (city) dateline. In each release, quote a local attorney/office head on firmwide stories. Consider other ways to localise your release to interest journalists in each city where you want coverage.
  • Try to pivot from a current event or story in the news. For example, for a press release about a new law firm office, juxtapose it against a recent story about a downturn in new business openings in the community.
  • Relate your news to current or emerging trends in the legal industry. Reporters often are interested in piggybacking on top of what’s on the cutting edge.
  • Analyse the impact of the news or development that your release covers. Don’t just report the news about you or your firm – explain how it may affect clients, the business community, other lawyers and law firms, and other key constituents.
  • Include at least one good quote from an attorney source or the subject of the release. This adds “colour,” personalises the information, and breaks up the routine facts of “who, what, when, where and how.”

Don’t be intimidated by having to produce the perfect law firm press release every time out. By including as many key elements as possible, and hitting upon a couple of attention-grabbing content themes, you’re likely to have success in getting published and positively building the public reputations of yourself and your law firm.

Ron Herman Appears on CBS 12 Discussing Epstein Case

Attorney Ron D. Herman, founder of Herman Law, P.A., was featured on the August 14 broadcast of CBS 12 news offering his thoughts on the investigation into the late Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring. The in-depth News Team Coverage included an extensive interview of Herman due to his “years of experience with sex crime cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney.”

While prosecutors are continuing their investigation, Herman explained that the criminal charges against Epstein will be dismissed due to his death. New York City’s chief medical examiner determined the death was a suicide.

Based on his experience in cases in which a defendant dies, Herman notated that “the criminal case is over.” Herman explained that Epstein will continue to enjoy the presumption of innocence in the eyes of the law because his attorneys had entered a not guilty plea prior to his death.

Nonetheless, alleged victims of Epstein’s sex crimes have other legal remedies, such as civil claims against his estate. Criminal cases against Epstein’s associates may also still be possible. As a former prosecutor in the coveted Crimes Against Children Unit (Special Victims Unit or SVU), Herman was tapped for his legal analysis of the issues in this high profile case.

About Ron D. Herman

Ron Herman is the managing partner of Herman Law, P.A., an established West Palm Beach criminal law firm, where he defends complex cases, with experience representing companies and professionals fighting government investigations. With litigation experience spanning two decades, Ron has handled more than 150 jury trials during his esteemed career.

If you would like to find out more information, please visit https://www.rhlawfl.com/

DORDA establishes multidisciplinary Digital Industries Group

DORDA has always had a strong focus on the digital and technology sector. The team of nine leading and award-winning IT/IP professionals led by partner Axel Anderl has been boasting a strong track record of relevant client relationships for more than a decade. In addition, other expert teams of the firm, such as the M&A group, the corporate law, banking and insurance teams or the antitrust team, also work for technology companies on a daily basis. As a consequence, DORDA has now established a new interdisciplinary Digital Industries Group, which institutionalises the cooperation of DORDA’s experienced, technology-oriented experts in the digital and technology sector. Constant sharing of know-how will further strengthen the expertise and quality of the Group’s services, thus creating further synergy effects for clients.

The Digital Industries Group is headed by Axel Anderl. Attorneys Bernhard Heinzl (IT/IP) and Lukas Schmidt (Corporate M&A) will jointly be responsible for the management. The core team of the group currently comprises 14 experts from the areas of IT/IP/Data Protection, Corporate Law, M&A, Antitrust Law, Litigation and Arbitration as well as Banking and Finance. In addition, the team is also supported by Life Science and public law experts.

“Innovation and ongoing development combined with the use of new technologies are present in all economic sectors. With the new Digital Industries Group, we offer holistic legal advice in a digital world,” says Axel Anderl. “Depending on the technology and areas of application, different areas of the law are concerned. However, companies prefer one contact person and a law firm which can offer competence and, above all, experience in all areas”.

In addition to the basic legal services such as contract drafting, IT and joint venture projects, outsourcing, digitalisation and transaction support, the Digital Industries Group also focuses on emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, machine learning, digital corporate law (tokenisation of shares, participation certificates), supervisory law in the digital age in the financial and insurance sector, FinTechs and of course start-ups.

“In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the demand for specialized and cross-team advice on M&A transactions regarding tech companies. Especially for companies with digital business models, experience has shown that there are numerous legal issues in the transaction area, which require interdisciplinary work. The Digital Industries Group is able to provide direct and smart solutions and thus further increase the quality of our consulting services for clients,” says Lukas Schmidt.

Bernhard Heinzl continues: “DORDA has been working successfully with tech-related teams in numerous matters. We want to provide our clients with further added value through the synergies of our teamwork and by pooling our strengths across teams.”

DORDA is a leading law firm in Austria, advising in all areas of business law. In addition to Corporate, M&A, real estate and tenancy law, banking and capital markets law, the firm’s practice areas comprise insolvency law and restructurings as well as dispute resolution, tax law, competition/antitrust law, employment law, public law, data protection, IT, IP and media law.

AVELLUM successfully represents the client in GAFTA appeal

The GAFTA Board of Appeal satisfied in full the Client’s claim of approximately $150,000 (USD) seeking compensation for damages specified in a washout agreement that were caused by the failure to comply with the contract.

A washout agreement is a settlement agreement by which a party seeks to terminate the contract, without declaring a default, with compensation paid by the party who refuses to fulfil the contract. Typically, the compensation is the difference between the contractual price of the goods and the market price of the goods on the day of such a refusal.

The question of whether the parties concluded a washout agreement arises more and more often in trade disputes and has become the “cornerstone” of the case.

Iryna Moroz, partner of AVELLUM, commented as follows: “Our biggest challenge was that the parties discussed the agreement verbally through brokers. In addition, there were no formal labour or contractual relations between the representative of the counterparty and the company represented by him. These circumstances served as a ground for the counterparty to challenge the conclusion of the contract.

However, English law is flexible as to the form of a contract, which can be concluded either verbally or in writing using all possible means of communication. The authority of the company’s representatives is presumed in English law. That is why the existence of formal labour relations or other corporate restrictions in no way affects the possibility of concluding a contract.”

The AVELLUM team successfully proved that the parties had actually agreed the washout agreement verbally through the broker. Furthermore, arbitrators confirmed the general position of English law that any person who represents a company may enter into a contract, regardless of his or her position in the company and the existence of formal labour relations.

The AVELLUM team was led by partner Iryna Moroz with support of senior associate Dmytro Koval.