Intellectual Property

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Protecting Ideas and Innovations

In the 21st century, innovation and branding drive business, spur deals, and lead to disputes. Companies, business owners and inventors need help sorting through the ever-changing maze of laws and regulations about intellectual property – trademarks, patents, trade secrets and copyrights. 

Brooks Pierce’s capable and experienced team of attorneys help clients with their intellectual property needs. Our team includes, among others, a former disc jockey, a Board Certified Specialist in Trademark Law, a member of a federal court Patent Rules Committee and a craft brewery co-owner.

Diverse Industry Experience. The wide range of skills and background experience brought by our attorneys makes their IP counsel accessible to clients in any industry, including entertainment, broadcast media, technology, fashion and pharmaceutics. For example, we have prosecuted and maintained thousands of trademark and copyright registrations, both in the United States and internationally.

Diverse IP Experience.

We assist our clients by providing counsel on such matters as:

  • Trademark and copyright applications, registrations and portfolio maintenance
  • Name and brand searching, clearance searches, selection and protection (including internet domain names)
  • IP risk assessments
  • Non-disclosure (NDA) and confidentiality agreements
  • Licensing, including technology, software, SAAS, brand, name and likeness and celebrity licensing
  • Content creation, end user license agreements (EULA) and terms of service contracts
  • Assessments of rights and deals involving IP
  • Fair Use guidance
  • IP work for start-up companies and those making – or seeking –venture or angel funding
  • Cease and desist letters, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices and responses
  • IP litigation both for claimants and non-claimants
  • Policing rights and royalties
  • Patent litigation, trademark litigation, copyright litigation, trade secret litigation, UDRP litigation, trade dress litigation, and technology litigation

How can we help you protect your ideas and innovations?

The team is diligent, thoughtful, and responsive. One of the biggest values to us has been Brooks Pierce’s ability to provide expertise and resources in a fast-moving and evolving set of business needs." - Client, Chambers USA

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