Howard G. Zaharoff


Direct 781-697-2237
Fax 781-622-5933
Waltham, MA

Boston, MA

Cambridge, MA

An AV Preeminent rated attorney with more than 30 years’ experience in intellectual property, technology, and business law, Howard focuses his practice on representing providers and users of information, content and technology, including software companies, internet and e-commerce businesses, life sciences ventures, publishers, and authors.

Howard has substantial experience in domestic and international technology development, distribution and licensing, joint ventures and strategic alliances, internet contracts including SaaS, SLA, affiliation and co-branding agreements, and privacy policies. His practice also focuses on nondisclosure, noncompetition, and proprietary rights agreements, the protection and registration of copyrights, trademarks and domain names, and print and electronic publishing agreements.

Boston Bar Association

  • Arts and Entertainment Law Committee, past Co-Chair
  • Computer and Internet Law Committee, past Co-Chair
  • Intellectual Property Section, past Co-Chair

Board of Directors/Secretary of Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, Inc.

Board of Advisors of the Wildflower Camp Foundation

Licensing Executives Society

Copyright Society of the U.S.A., New England Chapter

American Bar Association

Co-Chair, MCLE 21st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2018

Judge, Boston University New Venture Competition

Co-Chair, MCLE 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2017

Panelist, 17th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review - The Changing IP Landscape - corresponding materials

Judge, Annual Pitch Fest, TechSandBox

Video: Privacy and Data Security in the Cloud

VideoHigh-Level Overview of the U.S. Privacy/Data Security Landscape

Co-Chair, MCLE 19th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2016

Chair and Panelist, Head Into the Clouds: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know, New England Corporate Counsel Association

Moderator, Get Your Head in the Cloud, Women’s Bar Association

Panelist, IP Deep Dive: Overview of Intellectual Property & Copyright, TechSandBox

Moderator, Effective Partnerships & Conflict Avoidance in Life Sciences, TechSandBox

Co-presenter, Life in the Cloud: Legal Risks & Silver LiningsMBBP Seminar

VideoHighlights: Life in the Cloud - What You Need to Know

Co-chair/Faculty, MCLE Annual New England Intellectual Property Law Conference

Co-chair: 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013

Faculty: 2009, 2010

Chair, Distributing & Licensing Software & Other TechnologiesMCLE

Presenter, Negotiating and Renegotiating Contracts, MCLE

Presenter, Yours, Mine, and Ours: The Contours of Modern CopyrightLafayette College

Presenter, TWO LAWYERS WALK INTO A BAR…Protecting Jokes Through Copyright and Trademark Law, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Howard has taught copryright law at Suffolk Law School. He has also lectured on technology and intellectual property topics for the Massachusetts Tech Leadership Council, the Technology Transfer Society, the Copyright Society, the National Writers Union and the Society of Children’s Book writers and Illustrators.

Howard is an avid traveler, a smooth jazz listener, and a published author and humorist  (Stump Your Lawyer: A Quiz to Challenge the Legal Mind, Chronicle Books 2007).

He is also active in Project Bread's annual Walk for Hunger.

IP Attorney Howard Zaharoff 2015 Walk for Hunger

  • Sports, Bowls and Brands
    Does Anyone Own the Trademark "SUPER BOWL"?
    February 1, 2018
  • Data Privacy Bell Ringers
    These Situations Should Ring a Bell and Prompt Discussion with Privacy Counsel
    January 8, 2018
  • IP News
    Copyright Alert: Deadline for DMCA Registered Agents to Submit New Designation Electronically is Quickly Approaching
    November 13, 2017
  • Client Alert - Happy Halloween!
    4 SCARY Facts about the New European Union General Data Protection Regulation
    October 31, 2017
  • Copyright Law in 2016
    Legislative and Regulatory Developments
    January 26, 2017