Our intellectual property practice handles virtually every type of intellectual property matter and we have substantial expertise and experience in the following fields:
Our trademark practice comprises all aspects of the trademark registration process including advising clients on the selection of trademarks, reviewing trademark searches and prosecuting applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
We assist clients with all types of copyright-related issues, from the development of copyright identification and registration programs, through the examination of chain of title issues.
We counsel clients with respect to advertising, entertainment content, and music and sampling clearance and dispute avoidance issues by helping them review materials for defamation, copyright, trademark, and privacy and publicity rights issues as well as claim substantiation and regulatory compliance issues.
Licensing and Exploitation of Intellectual Property
We have extensive expertise in the contractual exploitation of rights in agreements in a wide variety of industries. These include publishing, royalty agreements, television broadcasting, film production, branding, merchandising, website development, software licensing, outsourcing as well as research and development collaborations and technology transfer.
We conduct “due diligence” investigations into corporate transactions and audits of a client’s intellectual property.
We provide practical advice on the enforceability of rights, whether as the rights-holder or the potential infringer. We also give advice on litigation where this is a possible outcome, whether to enforce intellectual property rights or to defend infringement claims from third parties.