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:
In these uncertain times, we remain dedicated to our clients and will continue to provide the quality of support and advice that you have come to expect from AlvaradoSmith.
Our professionals are now telecommuting to continue to meet the needs of our clients while complying with the California State Public Officer’s order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home. The firm will remain fully operational during this time.
We want to take this opportunity to share how AlvaradoSmith’s business continuity plan is navigating the Novel Coronavirus landscape as attorneys and staff continue to serve clients. READ MORE