Intellectual Property Law
Our attorneys assist clients in developing, obtaining, and protecting trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other intellectual property. Helping our clients protect the goodwill and brand value they have created for themselves, our attorneys have extensive skills and experience in filing and maintaining applications and registrations for trademarks and copyrights each year in the U.S. We also help clients establish, enforce and challenge trademark rights, both in Federal Courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. We counsel clients in the registration and protection of trade dress and unfair competition matters under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act and State law and have often represented copyright and trademark owners in actions against people and businesses that sell infringing items.
For most clients, the unfiled intellectual property found in trade secrets are their most valuable intellectual property providing competitive advantage. Our attorneys have spent countless hours helping clients protect that value and enforcing their rights against misappropriation. Utilizing the cross talents of attorneys versed and accomplished in intellectual property, trial and employment lawyers, we have provided considerable success to our clients who have been wronged by competitors and former employees. Based on this knowledge and experience, we work with our clients on developing best practices for protection, enforcement mechanisms and dispute resolution.
Our attorneys are some of the most respected attorneys in Maryland in all aspects of intellectual property litigation. Our litigators have been involved in such diverse litigation in front of judges and juries throughout the mid-Atlantic region involving infringing trademarks and copyrights, and misappropriation and dilution claims. Never shying from litigation and ensuring our clients rights are protected, our attorneys are also invaluable in assisting clients to develop creative and alternative resolutions to complex problems using the court system and alternative dispute resolution. Throughout the representation of each of our clients, we pride ourselves on ensuring the clients are kept apprised of the good, the bad and the ugly in the process to make sure they make informed judgments and decisions.
- Brand protection strategy
- Copyright registration
- Trademark searching, applications, and maintenance
- Trade names
- Infringement matters
- Licensing and assignment agreements
- Employee and vendor contract terms
- IP assets involved in business transactions
- Arbitration of intellectual property disputes