We work with clients to audit existing intellectual property – products, processes, and everything in-between – determine its value, and identify protections already in place so they can find and eliminate gaps in coverage that create unnecessary risk. We help them draft and negotiate licensing agreements that improve revenue streams, and prosecute applications to extend trademark coverage. And we assert their rights by prosecuting and defending opposition and cancellation claims, infringement and dilution claims, and lawsuits involving trade secrets.
We have particular strengths advising clients with large trademark portfolios that include both U.S. and international registrations, and guide clients seeking to maximize counterfeit import protections afforded U.S. trademarks under the laws and regulations of the United States.
In addition, we protect and enforce copyrights held by our clients – authors, companies, colleges, and other organizations – through counseling, registration, and licensing agreements. This includes, in particular, advising them on privacy rights, publicity rights, website related issues, fair use, the TEACH Act, and the prosecution and defense of copyright infringement claims.
Trade Secrets and Employment Issues
Our intellectual property lawyers regularly assist their employment law colleagues to help prevent the theft and misappropriation of client trade secrets and other confidential company information, and to quickly resolve issues that arise, including the breach of non-compete and confidentiality agreements, employee defections, industrial espionage, and other threats to proprietary information and processes.
Recent intellectual property work includes: