The intellectual property of a business is arguably its most valuable asset. The strategic development, protection, and distribution of such assets requires a law firm with insightful and innovative solutions to a wide array of patent, trademark and copyright issues.
Recognized by the business community for our practical experience in IP, we often serve as outside counsel for notable companies, advising them on due diligence, acquiring and licensing of patents, and trademarks and copyrights; initiating and maintaining extensive trademark and copyright registration programs, including defense and prosecution of opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; and enforcing intellectual property rights worldwide against infringers, counterfeiters, cyber-squatters, and dealers in gray market goods.
A cutting-edge roster of clients routinely taps into our IP expertise. Emerging growth companies, including software vendors, have benefited from complex but valuable, multi-tiered software license agreements negotiated with Fortune 100 companies, such as UBS and Manulife Financial. We have advised gaming technology companies in relation to various copyright and rights clearance issues related to the use of musical compositions on certain gaming machines, while we have also assisted in drafting celebrity endorsement agreements, including a multi-year licensing agreement with the rock band Aerosmith and major motion picture studio brands.