Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Vandeventer Black’s Intellectual Property team provides a wide range of services relating to trademark, copyright, patent, trade secrets and other intellectual property issues faced by businesses, organizations, and individuals. Intellectual property rights are valuable assets.  Our primary goals are to help our clients identify, manage, protect and exploit their valuable intellectual property assets to their fullest potential.

We assist clients with identification and registration of intellectual property; proper use, licensing and assignment of intellectual property; and prosecution and/or defense of intellectual property issues in both federal and state courts as well as in administrative proceedings. In addition, we also counsel and advise clients on intellectual property issues involving the Internet and domain names.

Intellectual Property Areas
  • Identification, registration, and protection of all forms of intellectual property
  • Proper use, licensing and assignment of trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets
  • Prosecution and/or defense of intellectual property issues in federal and state courts and administrative proceedings
  • Trademark clearance, prosecution, registration and maintenance with federal and state trademark offices
  • Trademark infringement, unfair competition, and false advertising litigation
  • Copyright counseling, prosecution, and registration
  • Copyright infringement litigation
  • Patent infringement litigation
  • Intellectual property management and audits
  • Association with international counsel regarding protection of intellectual property in other countries
  • Domain name counseling and protection
  • Protection of trade secrets
  • Software protection and licensing agreements
  • Valuation and assessment of intellectual property in mergers and acquisitions
Articles
Ownership and Use of Architectural Plans and Drawings
Jane D. Tucker
Who has the right to use architectural plans and drawings prepared by an architect for a specific project?  What happens if the project on which the architect was working and the architect both leave one firm and move to another firm?  What happens if one architect is retained to prepare ...
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Expedited Trademark Registration For COVID-19 Products and Services
Jane Tucker
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the need to quickly develop medical products and services to fight the virus, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is allowing the trademark examination process for marks used to identify qualifying COVID-19 medical products and services to be expedited.  This program ...
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Copyright Issues With Livestreaming Worship Services During COVID-19 Pandemic
Jane Tucker
Religious organizations around the world are searching for ways to continue offering religious services in light of the COVID-19 prohibitions against physically gathering in places of worship. This is particularly true right now as people seek to worship during Easter, Passover, and Ramadan, all of which occur in April.  Not ...
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