When disputes arise over ownership rights and the use of intellectual property, JDSA has an experienced team of litigators ready to step in to protect our clients’ rights.  Our team’s experience includes litigating trademark, copyright, and trade secret disputes in state and federal courts all over the country, as well as before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  
More importantly for today’s electronic business marketplaces, our attorneys have experience in litigating domain name, website and other Internet issues and have regularly litigated under the auspices of ICANN[1] and WIPO[2] in UDRP[3] and URS[4] proceedings for generic and other TDLs,[5] as well as litigated cybersquatting actions in state and federal courts.  Our attorneys have obtained injunctions to lock and prevent the use of infringing domain names; “take down” orders for web providers to remove infringing material; and obtained statutory six and seven figure judgments for clients under various intellectual property laws.
Our unique team also has experience in more specialized areas of intellectual property law, including the seizing of counterfeit of goods and prosecuting counterfeiters in federal courts.  Other specialty areas which are highly relevant to today’s business and personal environment include computer fraud and abuse actions encompassing unauthorized access to computers, electronic storage media, and data.
Furthermore, our IP team is well versed in entertainment law issues, including rights of publicity and privacy, defamation, libel, slander, and first amendment protections under Anti-SLAPP laws.

In an effort to avoid ownership challenges, JDSA’s IP team can also help you select the most protectable intellectual property and get it registered.  Our attorneys regularly advise clients in identifying, protecting, and policing their intellectual property.  We help clients select protectable trademarks and copyrights, and, once selected, we handle federal, state, and international trademark and copyright registrations.
Once registered, our team will also work with you to police infringement of your marks.  We offer post-registration trademark watch services in the form of monitoring online uses and federal filings; if potential infringement arises, we work with clients to police their marks and halt the infringing use.
We assist clients with all forms of intellectual property agreements. JDSA’s IP team advises clients on a broad range of intellectual property 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 intellectual property expertise to properly negotiate and prepare these highly specialized agreements.  A precise and tailored agreement is essential to protecting and commercializing your intellectual property rights and technology.  Our team works with clients of all sizes, and we also have expertise specific to the unique licensing and royalty arrangements in the agriculture industry.  

We look forward to assisting with all your intellectual property needs.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Trademark

  • Copyright

  • TTAB

  • Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition

  • Cybersquatting


  • usUDRP/usURS

  • Counterfeiting

  • Computer fraud and abuse/civil computer hacking

  • Licensing and intellectual property agreements

  • Entertainment law

  • Rights of publicity and privacy

  • Defamation, libel, slander

  • Anti-SLAPP


[1] Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, [2] The World Intellectual Property Organization, [3] Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, [4] Uniform Rapid Suspension System, [5] Top Level Domains such as .com, .net, .biz.