Recognizing the enduring power and impact of strong branding and the long-term value of creative works, Leydig’s attorneys work closely with domestic and international clients to establish and protect their trademarks, service marks, trade names, domain names and copyrights at all stages of the intellectual property lifecycle.
The attorneys in Leydig’s trademark and copyright practice provide counsel that crosses all industries, media, forums, and borders. From startups looking to establish their brand identity to Fortune 500 companies with vast trademark and copyright portfolios that serve as profit centers, Leydig offers sound and strategic counsel that helps our clients get the most out of their intellectual property assets.
We believe that investing in thorough due diligence and comprehensive research at the trademark clearance phase pays off in stronger names, marks, and logos – and a diminished threat of future infringement claims. This work results in trademark applications well-positioned for approval and registration in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in jurisdictions around the world. When authorities or competitors raise objections, our extensive experience responding to office actions and practicing before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board – and in other forums – affords our clients a distinct advantage in overcoming these impediments.
For corporate clients, content providers, distributors, authors, artists, and entrepreneurs seeking to protect or leverage creative works, Leydig regularly offers counsel on content acquisition and divestiture strategies, publishing and recording agreements, clearance and licensing, fair use opinions, and copyright registration.
Leydig provides our clients trademark and copyright protection that extends to the vigorous prosecution and defense of infringement claims in federal court and before foreign tribunals. Our litigators have a lengthy record of success in favorably resolving such disputes effectively and efficiently.