Intellectual Property

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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
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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Patent Trolls – What Businesses Need To Know
Jonathan Gallo
One day, you receive a letter from a company or law firm accusing your business of patent infringement.  The letter states that in order to avoid a costly lawsuit, you must pay the company a licensing fee.  You ask yourself whether this is some type of scam and you consider ...
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Trade Secrets And Proprietary Information – Recent Changes To Virginia Law
Michael L. Sterling
The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides access to various public records, subject to certain exemptions included directly in FOIA or in other statutes, such as the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA). A recent bill amended VPPA §2.2-4342, to prohibit bidders, offerors, or contractors from designating as trade secrets ...
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