Intellectual Property

In today’s digital and e-commerce age, a robust understanding of intellectual property provides vital business advantages.  Companies increasingly recognize the value of IP in a globalized market, and the importance of protecting their IP rights against threats of infringement.  Our attorneys counsel clients in domestic and worldwide protection and risk management, cutting across a variety of copyright, trademark, service marks, trade dress, trade secret, and internet-related matters.

IP infringement and counterfeiting is not limited to a single country nor is the threat limited to a single industry.  With a strategic IP plan that optimizes protection across multiple markets and streams of communications, companies can remain focused on their innovation, creativity, and maximizing investment strategies.  To further develop our clients’ brands and revenue, our team efficiently negotiates and relies on a variety of agreements to achieve our clients’ goals.

Our attorneys understand that threats of misappropriation and counterfeiting pose very real harm and costs to any business.  Therefore, when negotiation fails, or litigation becomes unavoidable, our attorneys are prepared to take decisive action to enforce IP rights and to quickly secure emergency injunctive relief, and recover monetary damages.

  • Copyright
    • Review availability, conduct due diligence, and registration
    • Enforce copyright (domestic and international)
    • Handle and defend copyright litigation
    • Prepare and negotiate development, licensing, and distribution agreements
    • Handle internet/mobile application disputes relating to copyrighted material
  • Trademarks, Trade Dress, and Service Marks
    • Review availability, conduct due diligence, and registration
    • Investigate and monitor IP rights against infringement and counterfeiting
    • Enforce trademarks, trade dress, and service marks (domestic and international) against infringement, dilution, and counterfeiting
    • Defend trademark, Trade Dress, and Service Mark rights
    • Prepare and negotiate licensing, distribution, and franchise agreements
    • Handle internet/mobile application disputes relating to trademarks and service marks
  • Licensing Agreements
    • Prepare and enforce development, licensing, distribution and franchise agreements
    • Prepare and negotiate non-disclosure agreements during the negotiation and transfer of corporate assets or interests
    • Create mobile application platforms/website licensing policies, terms of use and service, legal disclaimers, and user agreements
  • Trade Secret /Unfair Competition
    • Review business processes, information, and data to advise clients on procedures to protect trade secrets and confidential business information
    • Prepare business policies and employment handbooks
    • Prepare employment/independent contractor agreements, including restrictive covenants (non-disclosure, non-compete, non-solicitation agreements)
    • Enforce theft/disclosure of trade secrets and confidential business information
    • Enforce violations of non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements
  • Cybersquatting and Internet Litigation
    • Review availability and conduct domain name registration
    • Create mobile application platforms/website policies, terms of use and service, legal disclaimers, and user agreements
    • Represent clients in domain name disputes
    • Enforce and defend IP rights online, relating to copyright and trademark/service mark misappropriation, defamation, publicity and name/likeness, and under the Communications Decency Act and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    • Handle compliance under CAN-SPAN Act of 2003, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act relating to internet sales, marketing, and counterfeit/knockoff goods
    • Enforce IP rights against counterfeit goods
    • Handle e-discovery