Trademark and Copyright Registration
Our attorneys are skilled in the trademark clearance process – actively advising clients in the development of trademarks, service marks, collective marks, certification marks, house marks, marks comprised of domain names, trade dress, labels and product packaging, identifications of goods and services, drawings, and specimens. We prepare and prosecute trademark applications for registration before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including applications based on actual use, intent-to-use and foreign applications, as well as registrations and renewal applications. Our attorneys have also prosecuted and defended trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, we have prepared and obtained state trademark registrations for those clients solely engaged in intrastate commerce.
We help clients navigate the multiple layers of statutory U.S. copyright laws and international conventions and treaties that govern the creation and ownership of copyrights, moral rights and performance rights. We have prepared and filed United States Copyright registrations for literary works, visual works, musical works, sound recordings, product labels, computer software programs, databases and websites, among other works of original authorship. Our attorneys are experienced in negotiating and preparing licenses and other agreements for the exploitation of original works, performance rights, derivative works and “works for hire.”