IP rights are often our clients’ most valuable assets. We provide advice and counseling to our clients about licensing deals, the purchase and sale of IP, and the enforcement and registration of IP rights. We also serve as advocates on behalf of our clients in IP-related disputes.
Establishing and protecting our clients’ business identities and helping them maintain the goodwill they have developed in the marketplace is a crucial service in today’s business world. We provide searching, clearance and registration advice to our clients for their trademarks, service marks and domain names, and, once those rights are acquired, we assist them in the protection and enforcement of these valuable corporate assets. We handle federal and multistate registration issues for clients and, when necessary, partner with foreign counsel when international registration and enforcement issues arise.
For our clients whose main assets are copyrightable works, we provide advice and counseling about registration issues and the protection of such rights in the context of employment and contractor arrangements. We represent numerous providers of technology and other design services and have extensive experience negotiating and providing advice about the transfer and retention of IP rights in the context of various contracting arrangements such companies encounter in their business.
We pride ourselves on our thorough knowledge of our clients’ businesses and objectives. Our IP lawyers keep these goals and resources in mind so that registration and enforcement decisions are made strategically, and needless disputes and proceedings are avoided.