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Trademark & Copyright Protection & Enforcement

Trademarks and copyrights are critically important to protecting an organization’s identity, reputation, and market position. Norris McLaughlin’s trademark attorneys provide comprehensive, strategic brand counseling and analysis, from due diligence to mark selection, and from registration to clearance, policing, and enforcement. 

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Trademark & Copyright Protection & Enforcement

Trademarks and copyrights are critically important to protecting an organization’s identity, reputation, and market position. Norris McLaughlin’s trademark attorneys provide comprehensive, strategic brand counseling and analysis, from due diligence to mark selection, and from registration to clearance, policing, and enforcement. 

Overview

Who We Are

Our trademark attorneys have extensive experience in:

  • Conducting trademark searches and rendering clearance opinions
  • Evaluating whether a work may be copyrighted and clearing use of third-party copyrighted works
  • Preparing trademark license and coexistence agreements
  • Preparing copyright license agreements
  • Rendering opinions on the scope and validity of trademarks owned by others
  • Prosecuting trademark and copyright applications
  • Handling opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”)
  • Prosecuting ex parte appeals from refusals to register in the TTAB
  • Prosecuting and defending complex trademark and  copyright litigation

Our attorneys share their insight into the latest developments in trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law at our blog, More Than Your Mark.

Who We Help

Whether a client wants to stand out in a crowded market or preserve an established and successful brand, our trademark and copyright attorneys have the insight, skill, and experience to help. They have extensive experience across many industries, from food and beverage to consumer products, publishing, film, art, advertising, fashion, jewelry, toys, electronic games and other creative industries, software (including SaaS), digital media, energy, pharmaceuticals, and more.   

What We Do

Clients trust us to develop and protect these valuable assets through portfolio development, maintenance and enforcement, dispute counseling, and litigation. Our trademark attorneys provide advice throughout the lifecycle of a trademark, formulating national and international filing, enforcement, and anti-counterfeiting strategies. We institute Uniform Dispute Resolution Proceedings to recover domain names.  Our copyright attorneys strategically advise on how to protect and enforce valuable creative works and software, including formulating a plan for filing copyright applications domestically and evaluating protection of those copyrights abroad, enforcing copyrights in and out of U.S. federal district courts and with   U.S. Customs.

We help clients identify and take steps to avoid any legitimate rights of their competitors. When a dispute arises, the litigators on our team are ready to combat brand and copyright infringement, unfair competition, and other disputes in all legal forums, including the federal and state courts, ICANN’s arbitral forums, and the TTAB.

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