“Intangible” Assets Are Your Real Advantage
From individual artists to multi-national companies, from closely held family-owned businesses to fast-moving high-tech ventures, protecting clients’ intellectual capital is fundamental to success. Whether establishing a distinctive market position, safeguarding a customer list or well-guarded recipe, or documenting proprietary business processes, these (often) intangible assets require vigilant protection. Trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, and copyrights all give your company its unique competitive advantage.
Protecting Intellectual Capital
We counsel clients to efficiently protect and manage intellectual property assets. We regularly advise our clients regarding the availability of legal and practical intellectual property protection for all types of confidential and proprietary information, as well as creative works.
Our services include procuring state and federal trademark and copyright registrations, as well as establishing internal risk management policies designed to protect trade secrets and confidential information from predatory competitors and disgruntled employees.
We have extensive experience working with the legal staff and examiners within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the resources to assist our clients in management and protection of their domestic and international portfolios.
In addition, we handle contractual intellectual property needs, including negotiation and drafting of licensing, non-disclosure, joint venture and consulting agreements, as well as intellectual property asset sales and acquisitions.
Disputes and Litigation
When intellectual property rights are threatened, we defend those rights in federal and state courts, before the Patent and Trademark Office, and through alternative dispute resolution forums.
Our team includes seasoned litigators who routinely address complex intellectual property issues. We handle myriad issues that arise during the course of intellectual property disputes — from the simple transfer of a domain name to enforcement of a permanent injunction won following the trial of a complex copyright action.