Intellectual Property

We are experts in all aspects of the laws governing trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, trade dress, false advertising, and other matters involving intellectual property. In addition to handling intellectual property issues relating to traditional items such as fine art, literary works, music, and audiovisual works, our attorneys have experience regarding practical and legal issues surrounding software, the Internet, domain names, meta tags, intranets, E-mail, and telecommunications.

Our attorneys can help clients secure and enforce patents, trademarks, and copyrights, as well as advising clients on monitoring and enforcing intellectual property rights on the Internet. If necessary, we can also coordinate with outside technical experts in the areas of patents, including business method and electronic commerce patents. Other available services include advice concerning technology transfers, including assignments, security agreements, licensing, and joint ventures.

Our attorneys also can assist with setting up compliance programs to protect intellectual property, training employees, and prosecuting and defending claims of theft, misappropriation or improper use. We have successfully counseled clients when the Software Police come calling.

The firm also provides services in the advertising law areas, including issues relating to “free” products, rebates, sweepstakes, contests, endorsements, and comparative advertising. We have effectively represented clients in defending governmental and private litigation and other proceedings involving possible false and deceptive advertising. Our attorneys conduct compliance reviews of advertising or promotional items and provide practical advice on a broad range of advertising and marketing issues.