Intellectual Property

Offit Kurman's Intellectual Property (IP) Group helps dynamic businesses and individuals to develop and protect their IP assets. We can help you through all stages of your IP matters - from concept through development, registration, licensing, marketing, renewals, enforcement and sales. Our comprehensive and strategic approach to IP protection is designed to maximize the value of your IP assets and minimize the related risks.

Our IP team can help you to protect your names, logos, inventions, lists, works and other intangible property - which you likely value as being among your most highly prized assets. We represent individuals, private businesses and public companies to develop IP protection plans of varying complexity which meet the specific needs of each client.

Emerging technologies and intellectual property move at a lightning-fast pace in today's global marketplace. Protecting your IP is as crucial as ever, and is often an indicator of the value of your company’s potential. Our clients turn to us early and often for counsel regarding how to build, expand and profit from their IP portfolios.

Trademarks & Copyrights

  • Brand Development, Protection and Enforcement (i.e., trademark and domain name selection counseling, portfolio management services, trademark registration, monitoring, and renewal services)
  • Copyright Registration and Fair Use Determinations
  • Transactional Support Services (i.e., licensing, due diligence for commercial transactions and security interest agreements)
  • IP Governance Services (i.e., trademark and copyright usage policies and guidelines, affiliate agreements, joint marketing and reseller agreements, private label agreements, privacy policies and website terms of use)
  • Trademark Clearinghouse Registration Services

Patents

  • Preparing and Filing Patent Applications in Wide Array of Technological Fields Before the USPTO and Worldwide
  • Patent Portfolio Development
  • Offensive and Defensive Reexaminations Before the USPTO
  • Opinions for Freedom-to-Operate Patentability, Infringement and Invalidity
  • Patent Licensing and Agreements
  • Due Diligence, Competitor Watch Services and Counseling

Privacy & Trade Secrets

  • Development, Enforcement and Interpretation of Trade Secret Policies and Procedures
  • Data Rights Markings for Government Contractors
  • CAN-SPAM, PCI and GLB issues
  • Domain-Name Arbitration and Other Internet Disputes

Litigation & Disputes

  • Litigation and Disputes Relating to Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
  • Patent Reexaminations
  • Trademark Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings
  • Cybersquatting and Typo-Squatting Claims
  • Domain-Name Arbitration and Other Internet Disputes

How We Do It

Identify

We will conduct a comprehensive review of your intellectual property assets and help you determine the appropriate course of action for protecting each such asset.

  • IP Audits To Classify Assets and Determine Best Form of Protection
  • Branding Counsel and Opinions
  • Fair Use Determinations
  • Invention Disclosures; Review of Prior Art and Public Disclosures; Opinions for Freedom to Operate, Patentability, Infringement and Invalidity
  • Transactional Due Diligence
  • Chain of Title Studies
  • Assessment of Data Rights and Markings

Protect

Monetize

Enforce

Leadership

Gregory Grissett

Principal and Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Creativity in Isolation

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | April 2, 2020

People engaged in social distancing can make good use of their time by developing new ideas and creative works. To celebrate people who have made good use of their time during unfavorable situations, test your knowledge of these intellectual property accomplishments created during periods of isolation:

Friday Factoid Quiz: National Puppy Day

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | March 19, 2020

March 23 is National Puppy Day!!! To mark the occasion, test your knowledge of these intellectual property-related facts and figures relating to puppies and dogs:

Friday Factoid Quiz: Green Logos and Marks

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | March 12, 2020

Green is the color of money. It also represents the earth and eco-friendly products, causes and organizations. During March, green is also associated with St. Patrick’s Day, when people celebrate the holiday by dyeing their food, drinks and rivers green. To mark the occasion, test your knowledge of these famous green logos and brands.

Friday Factoid Quiz: Pi Day

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | March 5, 2020

March 14 (3.14) is also known as “Pi Day” – a day to celebrate the constant number representing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Because “pi” and “pie” are homophones, many observe Pi Day by eating pie, throwing pies and telling pie jokes. Mark the occasion by testing your knowledge of these pie-related brands:

Friday Factoid Quiz: Leap Day

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | February 27, 2020

Leap Day is here!!! An extra day (February 29th) is almost always added to our calendar every four years to keep our calendar in sync with the Earth’s rotation. To keep our calendar accurate, years dividable by 100 are not leap years unless they also can be divided by 400. This means 2000 was a leap year but 1900 was not! To recognize the intellectual property created by this event, test your knowledge of these famous people and artistic works relating to Leap Day:

Friday Factoid Quiz: Mardi Gras-Related Names

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | February 20, 2020

During February, people in New Orleans enjoy large and festive Mardi Gras parades and parties. The parades occur during the two weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday (when Lent begins). The parades provide a great opportunity to witness decorative floats, elaborate costumes, original music and other forms of creative artistic expression. Many parades are named for characters from ancient mythology and are conducted by social clubs known as “krewes.” To mark this annual cultural celebration, test your knowledge of these branded Mardi Gras-related product and event names:

Friday Factoid Quiz: Red Logos and Trademarks

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | February 13, 2020

Red is the color of Valentine’s Day, love, hearts, passion, romance, and anger. It is also the color of several famous logos, marks, and works of art. Test your knowledge of these red-themed items of popular intellectual property:

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