Intellectual Property

Today's commerce is driven by telecommunications, the Internet, and distribution systems that can deliver anything, anytime, anywhere. In addition to pursuit of aggressive litigation strategies designed to assert and protect our clients' interests, the intellectual property attorneys at LightGabler LLP use legal controls to support our clients' business goals in a variety of disciplines:

Trademark & Copyright

  • Analysis of trademark availability
  • Trademark and copyright registration worldwide
  • Trade name and trade dress issues
  • Administrative proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Internet Law

  • Protection of intellectual property rights in domain names
  • Notice and take-down actions under Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Actions against cybersquatters under Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)
  • Preparation of website legal notices required under state and federal privacy laws

Trade Secrets & Unfair Business Practices

  • Preparation of agreements and policies governing employee conduct
  • Negotiation of information-sharing agreements with strategic partners
  • Conducting audits and preparation of trade secret inventories
  • Protecting confidential information when employees leave
  • Avoiding liability when clients hire employees from competitors
  • Counseling clients on competitive practices

Intellectual Property Licensing

  • Licensing and assignments
  • Valuation of technology
  • Acquisition, clearance and use of intellectual property assets
  • Research and development agreements