PRACTICE AREAS

TRADEMARK

Trademark and trade dress infringement litigation, and unfair competition and false advertising litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and very large and very small companies and individuals, through jury and bench trials, and appeals, in federal and state courts. Obtaining and defending temporary restraining orders (TRO’s) and preliminary and permanent injunctions, and aggressively pursuing, and defending against, significant damage and profit claims.

Application for (and subsequent prosecution) for registering state and federal and international trademarks, and handling opposition  and cancellation proceedings, and appeals, in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).

Licensing, monetizing, and protecting such intellectual property, and consulting and legal and business advice regarding such intellectual property rights, including valuations, marketing, proper usage, related business plans and marketing plans, and opinions regarding availability, validity, and infringement. Tendering such intellectual property claims to insurance companies to defend the claims.

COPYRIGHT

Protects creative works of authorship and the way in which they can or cannot be used by others. The exclusive rights include the right to make copies, authorizing others to make copies, authorizing others to make derivative works, marketing and selling the work, etc. Copyright law protects the creative expression of ideas fixed in tangible media, but copyright law does not protect the ideas themselves.

 

PATENT

Granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a patent grants the patentee the right to prevent others from making, using or selling an invention for a period of 20 years from the date of filing. Patent rights are a form of personal property.

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