Our copyright practice spans all areas of the performing and visual arts, including works related to musical compositions, computer software, media arts, written works, paintings, photography, and others. We draft and negotiate licensing and royalty agreements, fair use, and rights of publicity issues. We counsel clients on securing copyright protection in the United States and abroad and provide litigation services to protect and defend clients’ creative works. Our attorneys facilitate the exploitation of our clients’ copyrights through licensing and royalty agreements to ensure that our clients realize the full benefits of their creative endeavors. We also advise clients on issues pertaining to copyright fair use, rights of publicity, and copyright infringement concerns.IP/Technology
We provide strategic advice to our clients with respect to IP and technology matters that arise from licensing, collaboration, research and development activities. This includes issues including the scope of their licenses, revocability and/or transferability of applicable agreements, the effect of corporate structure on such activities and bankruptcy-related issues affecting their rights under such agreements and succession rights as to such IP.Portfolio Management and Transaction Aspects
Trademark Prosecution is a notable aspect of the legal services we provide. In that regard, our attorneys have vast experience in obtaining and prosecuting word, design, and product configuration trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. We also aid clients in policing their trademarks and have successfully obstructed hundreds of infringers from selling counterfeit or unauthorized goods bearing our clients’ trademarks all around the world.
We handle all types of intellectual property transactions, and manage extensive trademark portfolios for domestic and international clients. As part of this service, we help clients of all sizes with acquisitions, divestitures, licensing, investments, and strategic planning. These include non-disclosure agreements, distribution agreements, joint venture agreements, manufacturing agreements, and endorsement agreements. Our attorneys are also experienced in preparing, structuring, and negotiating trademark, copyright, and patent license agreements, as well as technology development agreements.Patents
We assist clients in securing and managing patent rights for their inventions and designs and designs. We provide clients with patent availability searches and “freedom to operate” reports. We also file and fully prosecute provisional and non-provisional patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.Litigation
We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in trademark, copyright and patent infringement actions, trade secret disputes, contract breaches and general business litigation clients in Federal and State Courts across the country, as well as in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. We have obtained nationally recognized precedential verdicts and decisions for our clients, as well as achieved favorable settlements.