Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property group works with clients to select, secure, protect, and enforce their proprietary information, trade secrets, trade dress, trademarks, service marks and copyrights. We work to minimize litigation risks in furtherance of clients' specific business objectives and branding strategies.

Our IP attorneys understand that an individual's or business' intellectual property, proprietary information, trade dress and trade secrets are highly valued assets that provide a competitive advantage.  We counsel clients on ways to protect these assets and to maintain the secrecy of confidential information.  Our team is experienced in drafting employment non-disclosure and non-compete agreements.  From small family-owned companies to large fortune 500 companies, we provide counsel on all aspects of employment, including hiring employees from competitors, maintaining security of trade secrets, and handling the departure of employees.

We counsel clients on the selection, registration, protection and enforcement of copyrights, trademarks, service marks, brand names and slogans for use in the United States.  To best protect your company name, domain name, product name, slogan or company logo, we recommend that clients register a federal trademark.  We have registered everything from wine labels and product logos to software programs and proprietary names on behalf of major wineries, corporations, individuals and developers.

Our team also litigates a wide range of issues involving copyright, trademark, unfair competition and business torts, as well as misappropriation of trade secrets, trade dress disputes, and domain cybersquatting matters.  We have experience in all of the typical forums for resolving these types of disputes, including state and federal courts, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and in a variety of alternative dispute resolution settings.

Our Scope of Services

  • Non-disclosure, confidentiality, and non-competition agreements
  • Trademark, service mark and copyright counseling and registration
  • Employment agreements and advice
  • Licensing agreements
  • Representation before the USPTO and TTAB
  • Infringement litigation
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets litigation
  • Unfair competition, Business torts and Commercial tortious interference litigation
  • Breach of fiduciary responsibility/ employee agreements litigation