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Patents, trademarks and copyrights are the
foundation of many major businesses — and critical assets in many
more. How you define and protect your innovation and creativity are
strategic bottom-line issues.
But in a world where piracy and
counterfeiting are rampant and the temptation to violate IP rights is
strong, you can never rest easy. The changes that made global markets
possible and profitable also have made theft of intellectual assets
lucrative and pervasive. The need to use IP rights innovatively to
maintain a competing edge has never been more pressing. Respond
vigorously and globally.
At the Litigation Law Group we understand
the issues and provide unique solutions.
How We Can Help
- Trademark, copyright and patent
portfolio management — Trademark, copyright and patent
filing/prosecution and advice. We can tell you whether your property
can be protected and what you have to do to protect it.
- Enforcement of IP rights —
Anti-piracy initiatives and enforcement of IP rights against
competitors. We work with government agencies to enforce your
rights, take legal action against pirates and help you lobby for
stronger protection. We can help you maintain your market position
by taking swift and effective action against competitors who seek to
erode product or service effectiveness and innovation.
- Commercial IP — All aspects
of the acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights
including franchise agreements and IP licensing.
- Other issues — Internet and
domain name issues, media and advertising law, packaging, labeling,
regulatory requirements, trade secret protection and related data
We assist clients in establishing,
maintaining, and enforcing trademark rights on a global basis. We
provide practical guidance and precision in translation and other
services needed during the local registration process. Rather than
simply communicating problems and impediments, we create solutions.
Typical projects in the trademark area
- Advising on selection and
suitability of marks for registration
- Searching prior registrations and
- Advising on prospects for obtaining
- Translating word marks into
languages that do not use the Roman alphabet
- Filing applications and prosecution
- Conducting opposition proceedings
- Advising on proper use of trademarks
in packaging, labeling, advertising in print and electronic media
- Renewing registrations
- Advising on rights in trade names,
trade dress, passing-off, unfair competition, and unregistered
trademark rights acquired through use
- Negotiating and drafting agreements
for the purchase, sale, or licensing of trademark rights
- Registering license and user
Trademark/Trade Dress Litigation and
We advise in relation to infringing use
and taking deregistration actions against rival marks that have been
improperly registered or not used.
The Litigation Law Group assists clients in
determining whether their intellectual property is or can be protected
by copyright. And where registration systems exist, we provide
counseling on registration and other steps that can yield significant
advantages in licensing and protecting copyrights. Copyright protects
the key rights in industries from software to games to music, each of
which raises issues related to protection, licensing and enforcement.
Our experience in this area includes:
- Copyrightability advice
- Research for ownership and
- Advice on protection for
- Advice regarding the proper use of
- Agreement negotiation and
preparation for the joint creation, ownership, licensing, purchase,
sale or collection of royalties (under copyright licenses) of
- Hire agreements, assignments and
- Infringement advice and anti-piracy,
such as taking legal action against infringers of DVDs, CDs and
other copyrighted material
- Copyright dispute litigation
- Lobbying work for improved and
amended copyright legislation
The Litigation Law Group’s patent lawyers
have a wealth of experience in the patent laws. Our lawyers have
degrees in a wide variety of technical fields and work together to
provide a global service to our clients that is unmatched by any other
firm. These technical fields include:
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
How We Can Help
- Patent prosecution and design
registration - We handle all aspects of patent prosecution work,
from preparation and filing of applications to for patents, designs
and utility models, including advising clients on the patentability
and protection of inventions.
- Protection programs - We
advise on or help formulate programs to identify and protect
inventions created by employees or third parties.
- Asset management - We provide
patent asset management counseling and transactional advice,
including due diligence patent asset evaluation.
- Patent licensing - We handle
patent licensing and cross-licensing work.
- Patent litigation and disputes
- We have a broad range of experience from proceedings involving
patent infringement, oppositions, ownership dispute/interference
proceedings worldwide, and alternative dispute resolution.
Our IP enforcement experience extends
to all kinds of intellectual property, including trademarks
(anti-counterfeiting) , copyrights (anti-piracy), patents, designs,
trade names, trade dress, trade secrets, including customer lists and