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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Graydon’s Intellectual Property team assists clients with all aspects of trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law in order to protect, enforce, and grow our client’s valuable IP assets. For companies managing extensive IP portfolios to start-ups looking to launch their brands, IP is a valuable asset that often requires proactive steps to create, maximize, protect your rights. We have the legal expertise and the business sense to maximize the value of our clients’ IP in while minimizing cost and business disruption.

Our services include:

  • Portfolio Management and Advising
  • Assisting in the development and vetting of IP strategy
  • Auditing IP to maximize IP value and minimize risks
  • Training management and personnel
  • Preparing and prosecuting federal registration trademark and copyright applications, and procuring international IP rights
  • Teaming with outside patent attorneys to offer patent preparation and prosecution services

Dispute Resolution

  • Negotiating pre-litigation cease and desist matters
  • Handling state and federal litigation, including trademark, copyright, and patent infringement claims, trade secret and noncompete disputes, and unfair competition claims
  • Litigating trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the USPTO Trademark
  • Trial & Appeal Board
  • Navigating the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy international arbitration proceedings
  • Negotiating and tailoring coexistence and settlement agreements

Transactional and Licensing

  • Drafting and negotiating form agreements, including services, confidentiality, and contractor agreements
  • Preparing licensing, franchising, and other transfer agreements
  • Assisting with assigning or securing releases for IP rights
  • Performing IP due diligence and auditing in merger and acquisition transactions