Intellectual Property

Maximizing and protecting the value of intellectual property requires a comprehensive understanding of both a client’s business and the technology involved, as well as the costs and likelihood of success in enforcing rights to that property. Our IP attorneys work as a team, counseling and advocating across all aspects of IP management, protection, and enforcement.

We have represented hundreds of clients—from bioscience companies and financial institutions to renowned authors, artists, publishers and record labels—in copyright, trademark, trade secret and consumer deception cases, reaching successful outcomes both in and out of court. Our clients appreciate our efficiency, our depth of knowledge—especially in the areas of music and advertising—and the fact that we understand that each IP matter is unique.

Corporate IP
Our corporate IP attorneys provide clients with sound and strategic counseling on a broad variety of trademark, trade name, domain name, trade secret, copyright, and right of publicity matters, and we have a keen understanding of the real world implications of the work we do.

Trademark
We assist our clients in developing and protecting their brands through trademark registration, portfolio management and enforcement. For our clients with international markets, we work with an experienced network of foreign counsel for trademark protection and enforcement worldwide.

Copyright
We offer skilled and savvy advice on all aspects of copyright protection, exploitation of copyrighted works through licensing and other transactions, and enforcement of copyrights. We work with clients on digital rights management issues, as well on traditional copyright issues, such as work for hire, fair use, and rights clearances, both for new media and traditional media such as publishing and broadcasting. Our team is particularly renowned for its experience in music copyright issues.

Commercial Transactions
Almost every business transaction includes an intellectual property component. And whether it is evaluating the intellectual property in an acquisition transaction, leveraging it in financing, or exploiting it with a license or joint venture arrangement, our attorneys can help maximize and protect the value of the intellectual property involved.

Internet, Social Media and Privacy
We are highly experienced in online media and regularly counsel clients on cutting-edge issues in online business and social media, including advertising, privacy issues, endorsement and testimonial disclosure requirements, contests and sweepstakes, and more.

Advertising Review and Compliance
Our attorneys have deep experience in a variety of intellectual property issues related to advertising, including brand selection and clearance issues, rights clearances for use of third-party content, rights of publicity and privacy, licensing agreements for music and other content, disclaimers, sponsorship agreements, talent and celebrity endorsements. We also work with clients on a range of Internet-related advertising issues, including website terms and conditions, privacy policies, claims and disclaimers, contest and sweepstakes rules and requirements, and use of trademarks in sponsored advertising.