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Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

Our intellectual property (IP) team at Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, P.S., can help you with the trademark selection, clearance and registration of your IP as well as the enforcement of your rights.

In an effort to avoid ownership challenges, we can help you select the most protectable IP and get it registered. Our attorneys advise clients in identifying, protecting and policing their IP. We help clients select protectable trademarks and copyrights, then obtain registrations in federal, state and international jurisdictions.

Once registered, our team polices infringement of your IP. Unfortunately, registration of IP will not preclude others from using it; the owner of the IP must actively police unauthorized misuse of it. To that end, we offer post-registration watch services in the form of monitoring online uses and federal and state filings. If infringement arises, we work with clients to halt the infringing use, whether via cease and desist correspondence or, if necessary, litigation.

When disputes arise over ownership rights and the use of IP, we have an experienced team of litigators ready to step in to protect our clients’ rights. Our team has experience litigating IP disputes in state and federal courts as well as before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Our IP team is also well-versed in entertainment law issues, including rights of publicity and privacy, defamation, libel, slander and First Amendment protections under anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) laws.

We also assist clients with all forms of IP agreements. Our IP team advises clients on a broad range of IP issues in the business and commercial context, such as license and royalty agreements, technology and service agreements, content licenses and assignments. Regardless of the industry, the complex issues make it critical to have the help of an attorney with IP experience to properly negotiate and prepare these highly specialized agreements. A precise and tailored agreement is essential to protecting and commercializing your IP rights and technology. Our team works with clients of all sizes, and we also have experience specific to the unique licensing and royalty arrangements in the agriculture industry.

We look forward to assisting you with all your IP needs.

Areas Of Emphasis

  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
  • Trade secrets and unfair competition
  • Patent infringement
  • Computer fraud and abuse
  • Licensing and intellectual property agreements
  • Entertainment law
  • Rights of publicity and privacy
  • Defamation, libel, slander
  • Anti-SLAPP