Our Expertise


We are involved in a wide range of trademark-related matters, including:
  • Trademark clearance, registration, counseling, and enforcement;
  • Trademark oppositions and cancellations;
  • Trademark due diligence;
  • Negotiation of licenses and co-existence agreements;
  • Trademark and domain name disputes and litigation; and
  • Transactional trademark issues in connection with the formation, operation, financing, and sale of businesses.
We help clients develop and protect the value of their trademarks and service marks by preparing, filing, prosecuting, and maintaining trademark applications and registrations; conducting trademark searches; working with clients to develop trademark protection strategies and to manage portfolios; negotiating trademark licenses and co-existence agreements; and handling opposition and cancellation proceedings.  We can also represent clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Collaborating with various established firms around the world, we handle trademark filings, oppositions, cancellations, and litigation outside of the U.S.  As such, we help clients develop internationally renowned marks.

Trade Secrets

The most valuable assets of a company typically include its intellectual property (“IP”), confidential information, and the employees entrusted with this information.  Given today’s high employee turnover rate, we advise clients on how to protect against the theft of their IP from both external and internal threats by implementing trade secret protection and information security programs.  Often, trade secret protection includes employee agreements and/or proprietary information agreements, which contain restrictive covenants (e.g., non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements).  In today’s global economy, we assist clients in tailoring the appropriate restrictive covenants under laws that vary widely by state and international jurisdictions.  With the proliferation of technology in the workplace, we also assist clients in designing and implementing effective information security programs and policies to prevent intentional or inadvertent loss of data.


Our copyright practice is particularly experienced in the area of computer software, including issues relating to the scope of copyright protection and business arrangements for research and development, consulting, and licensing.  Our of-counsels network provides valuable advice in all other types of copyrighted materials, including motion pictures, visual art, sound recordings, and other literary, musical, dramatic, sculptural, pictorial, and architectural works.