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Intellectual Property

Overview

Our intellectual property attorneys believe in offering our clients right-sized, relevant guidance and protections for their unique products, services, trade secrets, and brands. This means we provide your business with the IP protections to fit your needs based on your company’s goals, size, industry, and location.

With an eye on IP, we draft and negotiate license agreements and other corporate services agreements for IT consulting services, outsourcing contracts, reseller services, website hosting, software development, and more.

We also counsel clients in IP transactions involving trademark, copyright, patent licenses, technology licenses, database rights, IP due diligence and audits, domain name transfers, and e-commerce agreements. In addition, we advise companies on issues relating to brand management and assist them in securing trademark registrations in the U.S. and throughout the world. This includes representing clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

In addition to offering general IP advice and transactional guidance, we have a track record of success litigating intellectual property matters in both federal and state court on matters involving trademark infringement, domain name expropriation, the right of publicity, and software disputes, among others. Many legal cases also involve IP components, and our team is often called upon to assist with these issues.

Our IP practice includes:

  • Trademarks: trademark selection and protection, infringement analysis, obtaining federal and state trademark registrations, and counseling on trade dress and unfair competition (including false advertising) issues.
  • Copyrights: securing copyright protection, asserting and defending claims of copyright infringement, analyzing the copyrightability of computer software, and securing copyright registrations.
  • Trade secrets: trade secret protection, including employee and workplace policies, drafting and reviewing confidentiality agreements, non-competition agreements and non-solicitation agreements, and representing both employers and employees in trade secret issues that arise from employment termination.
  • Licenses: drafting and negotiating license agreements on behalf of both licensors and licensees for trademarks, copyrights, patents, technology, including software and biotechnology products, and, developing and executing programs for exploiting intellectual property rights by granting royalty-bearing license agreements.
  • Internet and website: domain name disputes including UDRPs, website terms and conditions, privacy policies, data privacy and security, and data breaches.
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