Intellectual Property

Our fast-paced, electronic society has only heightened the need to protect valuable corporate images, brands, and trademarks from being copied, stolen, or misused. The firm understands the increased difficulty of protecting intellectual investments and offers innovative solutions to the problems that arise from the rapid progress of technology. The firm regularly assists clients in the registration and protection of trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, domain names, copyrights, and other registered and unregistered intellectual property assets, including high-technology assets in the computer and Internet industries. This encompasses emerging legal issues in all facets of digital business enterprise, such as computer and software technology, outsourcing arrangements, electronic commerce, electronic publishing, and digital entertainment.

Additionally, our expert acts as counsel to creators and users of intellectual properties by establishing protective measures to maximize investments, licenses, and agreements, including when not to register trademarks. This also encompasses working with creators on building their brand and business. 

 

Copyright

Copyright enforcement is much more than protecting artistic or literary works; it’s about safeguarding a vital business component. Copyright issues have become more widespread because of fast-growing media and continuing improvements in internet-related technology.

In copyright litigation situations, the firm offers both copyright practical knowledge and a solid business background to provide essential insight into our clients’ underlying business goals and demands.

 

Trademark

In this digital age, protecting your brand is a priority for any company. As a result, trademark rights are extremely valuable in today’s business market. The firm’s intellectual property attorneys assist with all elements of obtaining and protecting trademarks. Our legal team vigorously preserves trademark rights when threatened. In trademark infringement matters, we have vast expertise defending both plaintiffs and defendants.

 

Software as a Service (SaaS)

If your business needs assistance navigating complex SaaS compliance issues our intellectual property attorneys can help. Although SaaS contracts are for the provision of services rather than the supply of software to clients, the customer must still be provided necessary software licenses. This is due to users’ online use of software on a PC, which would be considered copyright infringement without a license. Customers have no rights to make copies of the software, modify or expand it, or sublicense it to other parties under these licenses, which are usually very strictly defined and limited to usage of the web program for their own business objectives. 

 

License Agreements

When an individual or company creates new intellectual property, they have the right to protect it by preventing others from exploiting or profiting from it. Unless a License has been negotiated to transfer rights and turn what would be considered “infringement” into a permissible use, anyone who uses the new intellectual property is liable for infringement. 

Our intellectual property attorneys have extensive experience negotiating and designing licensing agreements that safeguard a company’s intellectual property while also increasing revenue. Our attorneys are skilled in all aspects of intellectual property and technology licensing, including the use of “shrink-wrap” and “click-wrap” agreements. Hundreds of OEM licenses, patent licenses, trademark licenses, and copyright licenses have been created and negotiated by our team.

 

Website Terms of Use

Terms of service for a website are agreements between the website’s owner and its visitors. If you own a website, having solid terms and conditions and a binding consent process is one of the easiest methods to decrease the danger of legal conflicts with your visitors. With the firm’s extensive litigation experience, we can establish terms and conditions that significantly limit litigation risks, including the potential of class action lawsuits.

 

Privacy Policy

Terms & Conditions (also known as Terms of Use or Terms of Service) and Privacy Policies are not one-size-fits-all. It’s vital to determine how clients will engage with your unique product, as well as how you’ll store, use, and protect any data you collect. A privacy policy outlines how your organization collects, processes, retains, and shares data from its services and website visitors. Because the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can take action against you for if the document contains erroneous information, it should be written by a lawyer. Our experts can customize the policy to reflect your organization’s specific data gathering business practices, reducing the risk of an FTC inquiry, user class action litigation, or both.

Intellectual Property Attorneys

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Julia D. Dennis Partner
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William R. Lowman Jr. Partner
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Gregory W. Meier Partner
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Jennifer Reed Senior Associate Associate