The firm actively works to help clients pursue, secure, and monetize copyrights. Additionally, the firm ensures that clients’ copyrights are not violated and that enforcement, litigation, and claims are pursued in appropriate forums. We use a collaborative approach to IP services in both the transactional sector and in the litigation realm. The client-centered strategic and collaborative approach identifies client aims, provides a budget, and defines success metrics. Based on this blueprint, we propose and pursue IP remedies and protections, affording clients optimal legal protections in the present and in the future.
Works, such as books, articles, songs, paintings and photographs, are protected by copyright the moment they are created. Problems arise when a client's work is reproduced without permission and without compensation.
In investigating copyright infringement cases, the firm's IP attorneys review:
- Access — Did the infringer have access to the work in order to copy it?
- Copyright — Who possesses the legal right to the work in question and is a copyright registered?
- Perpetrator — Who is the actual infringer of the copyright?
- Damages — What are the quantifiable costs of the infringement?
In addition to helping clients register their copyrights and enforce their interest against infringement, the firm's IP attorneys also advise clients on monetizing their copyrights through licenses and other agreements.
Trademarks and service marks can be words, names, symbols or other subject matter used to identify and distinguish a company's products or services from those of competitors and other businesses. Trademarks and service marks are essential to the brands and audiences that our clients build. The firm's clients rely on the use of trademarks to ensure that similar words, symbols, and names are not used by competing companies to dilute the value of their enterprises and efforts. Our attorneys help to secure and enforce national and international trademarks and service marks on behalf of clients.