Intellectual Property

It has never been easier to access and disseminate new ideas and technology. Of course, this also means that the threat of unauthorized use of intellectual property (IP) has never been greater. Our team delivers strategic counsel on how to obtain, protect, leverage, and enforce intellectual property rights and assets on a global scale—from single entrepreneurial endeavors to complex portfolios of IP assets for large corporations.

We represent clients in computer hardware and software, insurance, pharmaceuticals, surgical instruments, electronic commerce, electronics, telecommunications, publishing, advertising, multimedia, hospitality, food and beverage, consumer products, banking and financial services, retail, health care, sports, and entertainment.

Corporate & Business - Intellectual Property

A focus on effectiveness—from a multi-disciplinary team with broad perspectives.

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Our IP practice includes the following areas of focus:


Copyright

Our attorneys represent both individual and corporate clients from creation and registration of their creative works to enforcement and litigation.

  • Copyright Registration
  • Copyright Assignment
  • Work-for-Hire Issues and Agreements
  • Joint authorship Issues and Agreements
  • Resolution of Copyright disputes
  • Copyright Licensing
  • Copyright Infringement of Registered and Common Law Copyrights
  • Permission to Use Third-Party Copyrights
  • International Copyright Counseling
  • Copyright Assignments

 

Domain Names & Cybercrime

  • Domain name searches and investigations
  • Domain name registrations and acquisitions
  • Domain name portfolio management, including maintenance and policing
  • Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and Arbitration Proceedings
  • Resolve objections related to new generic top-level domain (gTLD) applications
  • Cyber stalking, revenge sites, rights of publicity and misappropriation of identity
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other takedown procedures
  • Cybersquatting

 

Licensing/Software/Technology Agreements

  • Licensing programs and strategies of IP Rights
  • Negotiating and Drafting IP Agreements
  • Analysis of asset portfolios
  • Patent, Trademark and Copyright Licensing
  • Technology Transfer Agreements
  • Sublicensing and Cross-Licensing of IP Rights
  • Open Source Licensing

 

Patents 

  • Patent-related transfers
  • Enforcement of patent and design patent rights

 

Trademark

  • Global Trademark Filing Counseling and Strategies
  • Global Trademark Search and Clearance
  • Filing and Prosecution of Domestic and International Trademarks
  • Management of Domestic and International Trademark Portfolios
  • Trademark Enforcement
  • Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition
  • Representation in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Proceedings
  • Recording and Managing Trademark with U.S. Customs
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies
  • Global Trademark Assignments and Security Interests

 

Trade Secrets

  • Creation and deployment of trade secret protection strategies,
  • Negotiating and Drafting non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Creation of trade secret policies
  • Creation of trade secret procedures
  • Trade secret enforcement

 

To learn more about our Intellectual Property practice, please contact our Practice Group Chair: Craig M. Scott.