Our Practice

Intellectual Property

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.

Rights Clearance

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.

Internet Issues

We have extensive experience with respect to internet-related issues. We assist clients with every aspect of establishing an internet presence, from registering domain names to drafting web development agreements, terms of use, privacy statements, and contest and promotion provisions.

Risk management

We conduct “due diligence” investigations into corporate transactions and audits of a client’s intellectual property.

Enforcing rights

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.