Intellectual Property

Recognize and protect your most valuable assets.

Copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, and other intellectual property are among every company’s most valuable assets. And among every company’s most vulnerable assets.

With more than 70 years of combined experience, we understand the value of your intellectual property—whether on the factory floor or in the sound studio. We help you navigate long-standing intellectual copyright laws while remaining agile and staying out in front of new technologies. We leverage our litigation experience and knowledge to draft better contracts and organize business structures to help ensure that lawsuits don’t happen.

As lawyers who best understand the value of your intellectual property, we are best equipped to represent your interests in the courtroom and at the bargaining table, maximizing the use and value of your intellectual property and minimizing your risks.


Evolving In the Digital Age: The Importance of Protecting Intellectual Property

Once upon a time, only a newspaper or a broadcaster needed to be concerned over lawsuits for defamation or invasion of privacy. But in this Internet Age, every company with a website or social media presence has joined the ranks—and the risks—of the world of publishing.

So, too, rights of publicity and copyrights were once the principal domain of the entertainment industry.  But now  retailers, banks, and manufacturers have discovered that they, too, own valuable copyrights—indeed, some of our biggest copyright cases have involved disputes within traditional industries that are now hotbeds of intellectual property litigation. And then there is the field of trademarks. These key company assets—those instantly recognizable symbols of you and your brand that can be worth more than your company’s physical assets—are now even more important and more vulnerable in the Digital Age.

Key Contacts

Michael A. Kahn

Senior Counsel


Services We Provide

  • Arbitration

  • Bad Faith Registration

  • Collaborations and co-development transactions

  • Collaborations, strategic alliances and joint ventures

  • Contract drafting and review to ensure your rights are protected and your sponsorship complies with shifting rules

  • Copyright Infringement

  • Copyright Ownership Disputes

  • Copyright Validity and Enforcement

  • Cybersquatting

  • Defamation Clearance

  • Domain names & social media

  • Domain Theft

  • Draft, Review, and Negotiation of Intellectual Property License Agreements

  • Draft, Review, and Negotiation of License Agreements

  • Fair Use Analysis & Opinions

  • Guidance on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

  • Intellectual Property Counseling

  • Intellectual property protection, including digital avatar licensing

  • IP diligence

  • IP litigation settlements

  • IP ownership and strategic analysis associated with M&A and other transactions

  • Licensing Agreements

  • Mediation

  • Misappropriation of the right of publicity in the United States

  • Name, Image & Likeness Agreements

  • Negotiating endorsement, sponsorship & license agreements

  • Negotiating endorsement, sponsorship & license agreements

  • Patent, technology, software, content, copyright, trademark and data licenses

  • Pre-Publication Review

  • Privacy policies

  • Protecting identity through registered trademarks

  • Right of Publicity Disputes

  • Securing Trade Secrets

  • Takedown Demands

  • Terms of service, terms of use and EULAs

  • Trademark and copyright protection

  • Trademark Infringement

  • Trademark Licensing

  • Trademark Litigation

  • Trademark Protection & Enforcement

  • Trademark Registration, Search, and Clearance

  • Trademarks and Patents Registration Confirmation

  • Transactional due diligence

  • TTAB Proceedings

  • Video & Photography Licensing

  • Intellectual Property Team

    Michael A. Kahn

    Senior Counsel

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    Upcoming Events

    Apr 20 2023

    The ABC’s of Intellectual Property – CLE Webinar – Lexitas via Zoom