What Is IP?
There are several types of intellectual property (“IP”) rights in the U.S., which are:
Each form of IP is unique because they each have distinct features, protections, and governing law. While we do not practice patent law, we have built relationships with several attorneys who do. If you need a patent attorney, we would be happy to make a recommendation.
What Do Intellectual Property Attorneys Do?
We can’t speak for other IP practitioners, but our attorneys will work with you to devise a long-term intellectual property portfolio strategy. We understand you are passionate about your work, so are we! Therefore, we have devoted our practice to the transactional aspects of IP, which can be broken down into two sub-groups; development and monetization.
Our attorneys have extensive experience with; (a) clearance searches, (b) filing & prosecuting trademark applications, (c) domestic and international trademark portfolio development & management, (d) recording registrations with U.S. Customs to prevent the entry of counterfeit products, and (e) counseling clients on branding strategies.
Our attorneys have substantial experience in helping clients develop strategies for protecting against unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets and other proprietary information. This experience includes preparing and negotiating confidentiality agreements with employees, contractors, and business partners. We also draft rock-solid confidentiality provisions for various business transactions.
Our attorneys work with startups, entrepreneurs, creators, and businesses in identifying, valuing, and developing strategies and procedures for optimizing the protection of our client’s IP. We do this by evaluating potential copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other protections based on the client’s particular situation and/or needs. Our strategy includes identifying the right IP protection and the proper type of arrangement for each matter. By doing this, we can provide optimal protection while ensuring that the client’s objectives are met.
Our attorneys are experienced in helping clients maximize the commercial value of their intellectual property through licensing inventions, technology, and IP rights. Our attorneys work proactively with clients in dealing with potential problem areas and assist clients in conducting due diligence investigations for various types of IP. This due diligence may be in connection with a joint venture, acquisition transaction, software development contract, or the like.
Our attorneys are experienced with representing both licensors and licensees in developing, commercializing, and transferring technology. We help clients develop business plans, licensing models, and intellectual property portfolio strategies that meet short-term and long-term objectives.
How Can We Help?
The quality of our work stems from our broad experience and passion for IP. Our intellectual property attorneys have experience in a variety of industries including, but not limited to:
- Technology & Software
- Renewable Energy
- Telecommunications & Internet
- Consumer Goods & Retail
- Media & Entertainment
- Cannabis, Hemp, and CBD
This broad experience allows us to tackle technologies and industries that may require knowledge of multiple fields. We take the time to listen to our clients’ objectives because it allows us to provide cost-effective, flexible, and dependable IP legal services.
We believe building a strong and protected brand identity is a key goal of businesses. Whether you’re applying for your first trademark, need assistance managing your IP portfolio, or need to take steps to protect your businesses’ trade secrets and confidential information, the Intellectual Property Attorneys at Brown & Blaier, PC are here to help protect your brand & intellectual property. Contact us today to learn more!