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Nossaman LLP


Intellectual Property and Media

Our Attorneys And Counselors

Nossaman brings together experienced attorneys to provide a broad range of trademark, copyright, trade secret, right of publicity and patent related legal services. We will work with clients to learn about their goals and objectives and then develop and implement comprehensive strategies to protect our clients' interests, preserve their identity, safeguard their merchandise and routs of distribution, and resolve potential or actual conflicts. We provide focused and individual attention to clients' needs and are able to discover solutions and business opportunities.

Clients And Practice Expertise

We represent clients in a wide range of industries including the entertainment, consumer product, technology, luxury goods and product/service branding, and digital industries (such as specialties in internet, video gaming, and mobile distribution). Our clients include a diverse group of technology companies, brand name food companies, international manufacturers and entertainment and fashion entities. Nossaman represents clients in trademark applications, renewals and licensing as well as opposition and cancellation proceedings.

Trademarks: It is essential that businesses enforce and protect their trademarks. A trademark is an extremely valuable business asset. Nossaman advises clients on all aspects of trademark law, including selecting a mark, trademark clearance searches, trademark applications, renewals, oppositions and appeals to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Nossaman also counsels clients on licensing matters including drafting and review of license agreements. Nossaman additionally prosecutes and defends trademark infringement claims and related Lanham Act unfair competition issues.

Copyrights: Nossaman advises clients on all copyright issues related to an array of products – from software, films and recordings to video games and literary and artistic works. Nossaman counsels clients regarding copyright applications, licensing, fair use and prosecutes and defends claims of infringement.

Patents: Nossaman attorneys represent clients regarding patent licensing, litigation and related issues. Additionally, Nossaman maintains a strategic relationship with an Am Law 200 firm for purposes of patent prosecution covering the computer, mechanical, biotechnology, and nanotechnology industries, among others. The patent services include preparation and prosecution of applications in the United States and abroad, including Asia and Europe. Services include reexamination, reissue and interference cases, electronic filing, monthly docket reports to clients, and tracking and reminders of deadlines, renewal/maintenance fee payments, and patentability, infringement and validity opinions.

Websites, Domain Names And Privacy: Virtually every business has established a website. Protecting that web site and avoiding copyright and trademark pitfalls are essential to the smooth operation of the site and the business. Nossaman advises clients with respect to the acquisition and protection of domain names. The firm also counsels clients with regard to e-commerce, cybersquatting, copyright and trademark issues arising in the Internet context. Nossaman also represents clients in connection with issues governed by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Intellectual Property Litigation: Nossaman attorneys resolve trademark, copyright, trade secret and other IP litigation issues in state and federal courts. Nossaman possesses extensive experience with trade secrets, noncompetition agreements, trademark, and unfair competition and copyright litigation. With its strategic relationship described above, Nossaman teams with patent attorneys covering a broad range of technical and engineering specialties to address patent infringement issues - seeking to protect valuable patent rights as well as defending claims of infringement.

Intellectual Property Audits: In an effort to minimize a client's exposure to claims of infringement and to assist in the institution of best practices, Nossaman conducts intellectual property audits. In this audit, Nossaman will review a client's intellectual property assets and make any necessary recommendations to assure (a) that those assets are protected and (b) the client is not at risk of infringing another's intellectual property rights.

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