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


  • 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


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





Gregory Grissett

Principal and Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Celebrating Mickey Mouse

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | November 14, 2019

On November 18, 1928, the world was introduced to Mickey Mouse, who premiered in an animated short film. For this reason, November 18th is now known as Mickey Mouse Day. Celebrate the character who helped to launch Disney’s entertainment empire by taking this Mickey-themed quiz:

Friday Factoid Quiz: German Brands

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | November 7, 2019

November 9th, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the date when East Germany eased travel restrictions to West Germany and border guards permitted open passage through the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. With the removal of the Berlin Wall, people, goods, and ideas flowed freely between West Germany and East Germany. To recognize the day that symbolizes the reunification of Germany, test your knowledge of these famous German brands:

Friday Factoid Quiz: The Simpsons

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | October 31, 2019

In 2019, The Simpsons completed its 30th season as a full-length animated television show. While this series is regarded as one of the funniest shows in television history, the economic value created from The Simpsons is serious business: FX Networks paid $750 million for cable syndication and video on-demand rights to the series, the show generated billions of dollars in branded merchandise sales and its spinoff movie grossed $527.9 million on a budget of only $75 million.  To celebrate the longest-running primetime scripted series in television history (with 666 episodes as of the 2019 Halloween episode), test your knowledge of the intellectual property associated with The Simpsons:

Friday Factoid Quiz: Technology Entrepreneurs

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | October 24, 2019

October 28, 2019, is the 64th birthday of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Gates became a billionaire by age 31 and is well known for his many contributions to the fields of technology, business, philanthropy and world health. To honor Bill Gates and his accomplishments, test your knowledge of these famous American entrepreneurs and technology company founders:

Friday Factoid Quiz: Flags of the World

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | October 17, 2019

October 24th is United Nations Day, the anniversary of the date when the UN Charter became effective. Flags display colors,…

Friday Factoid Quiz: National Handbag Day

By Offit Kurman | October 10, 2019

National Handbag Day is observed annually on October 10th. Luxury handbag logos are highly valued intellectual property assets and the owners of these marks invest substantial resources to enforce their intellectual property rights. To honor these iconic fashion brands, test your knowledge of these handbag-related marks.

Friday Factoid Quiz: Elephant-Related IP

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | October 3, 2019

Although National Elephant Appreciation Day is formally celebrated September 22nd, it is always a good time to recognize Thailand’s national animal. To honor these majestic (and unfortunately endangered) creatures, test your knowledge of several famous fictional elephants and elephant brands:

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