Intellectual Property Law

We provide a comprehensive suite of intellectual property law services including drafting and prosecuting, copyright, trademark and patent applications both in the United States and around the world. We represent our clients in a variety of disputes from trademark infringement lawsuits, trade secret lawsuits and open source issues.  Representative projects include:

  • Management of a global intellectual property portfolio comprising hundreds of trademarks, patents and copyrights for a global ERP vendor.
  • Developing and implementing an open source software strategy for a large global ERP vendor.
  • Defense of a global sunglass design company against false allegations of copying
    made by an international luxury fashion design house.

If you are interested in protecting your source code, user interface, or the name of your new software product, our attorneys can help.


With attorneys on our team with actual work experience at the U.S. Copyright Office, we are uniquely situated to assist our clients with preparing, filing and prosecuting copyright applications.

Our attorneys also have extensive experience working with marketing departments in reviewing advertising campaigns, Internet and multimedia communications, sales promotions, contests and sweepstakes.

Trademarks & Branding

We conduct and review searches of federal and state trademark applications and registrations and advise our clients on the potential risks involved with choosing a particular name, product configuration or advertising.

We prepare, file and prosecute trademark applications both in the United States and abroad. Once registered, we manage our clients’ trademark portfolio through our trademark watching, renewal and maintenance services.

We are able to pursue licensing opportunities on behalf of our clients by drafting and negotiating complex documents.

We have extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Preparing, filing and prosecuting federal and state trademark applications
  • Negotiating, drafting, and enforcing trademark licenses
  • Investigating potentially infringing trademarks
  • Preparing and updating trademark watch reports
  • Working with United States Customs to monitor the importation of potentially infringing trademarks
  • Representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and Federal Courts
  • Drafting and responding to cease and desist letters
  • Conducting trademark audits
  • Counseling clients on the importance of policing their marks to avoid abandonment, infringement and genericide
  • Preparing employee manuals regarding the proper use of a company’s trademarks
  • Identifying company trademarks and outlining rules for protecting the goodwill associated with them
  • Reviewing advertising and marketing materials to ensure proper trademark usage