Intellectual Property Law Attorneys
Our intellectual property attorneys work to safeguard copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Their expertise includes representing businesses in lawsuits in state and federal courts involving trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret litigation and patent litigation. Our attorneys also handle cancellation and opposition proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
They work to produce and develop strategies to identify, protect, and defend these vital assets, including protecting, books, articles, screen plays and other writings through registration with the U.S. Copyright Office and protecting logos, names and other brands through registration with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Jaburg Wilk’s intellectual property attorneys also negotiate and memorialize license agreements and licensing issues that protect IP when permitted third parties utilize intellectual property and information.
Our experienced IP attorneys conduct trademark searches and give opinions on whether a trademark can be registered. They advise about and prepare applications for the registration of trademarks with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. They also handle cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. If you are considering permitting another company or individual to use your trademark, they can assist with licensing and merchandising agreements. If a trademark has been infringed, our experienced lawyers will work to safeguard the trademark through cease and desist letters and, if needed, litigation. The department chair is actively involved in both national and international intellectual property and current sits on the International Trademark Association, Anti-Counterfeiting Committee.
Our intellectual property attorneys are well versed in copyright law and assist clients with filing of applications for copyright registration. IP Department chair, Maria Speth is intimately familiar with copyright law and is the author of Protect Your Writings, a Legal Guide for Authors.
They have helped clients with procurement, transferring and licensing of copyrighted works including writings, photographs, art, compositions and other original designs and productions. Our copyright attorneys understand that potential complex ownership issues may occur when co-creators, employees and independent contractors, collaborate and create copyright-protected pieces. They understand the "fair use" doctrine and how it applies to copyrighted materials. Our intellectual property attorneys work to resolve copyright infringement claims whether through mediation, settlement or, if necessary, litigation.