Trademarks, Copyrights & Patents

Collen’s attorneys and experienced professionals help clients in all facets of clearing, registering and maintaining these essential intellectual property assets.

The firm’s trademark prosecution group efficiently handles client trademark portfolios and manages thousands of applications and registrations worldwide. Outside the U.S., we coordinate with hundreds of non-U.S. lawyers and professionals in virtually every country in the world. Our deep understanding of patent practice and procedure in the United States helps clients protect their inventions in the U.S. Our copyright practice involves counseling clients on issues of copyrightability, licensing, ownership and title. We also provide counseling and transactional support to clients in connection with trademark, copyright, product, character, technology and patent licensing activities; transactional due diligence; and other commercial transactions involving intellectual property.

Our capabilities include:

Clearance, Prosecution & Maintenance:

  • Worldwide search and clearance of trademarks, copyrights and design patents
  • Opinion letters concerning trademark availability and copyright title
  • Strategic planning concerning U.S. and international trademark, domain name, design patent and copyright protection and portfolios
  • Filing and prosecution of U.S. trademark and patent applications; coordinate with foreign associates to file and maintain registrations outside the U.S.
  • Copyright and domain name registrations

Counseling:

  • Proper trademark usage
  • Character rights protection
  • Protection of idea submissions
  • Rights of publicity
  • Anti-counterfeiting counseling and strategies, including recordal of trademark and copyright registrations with U.S. Customs
  • Audit of IP portfolios

Transactions:

  • Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Trademark, copyright and patent licensing
  • Work-for-Hire agreements
  • Assignments
  • Security interests in IP assets
  • Creator and joint authorship agreements
  • Trade secret agreements

Enforcement:

  • Litigation in the federal courts
  • Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Cybersquatting and UDRP Proceedings
  • Customs’ seizures

For information about the firm’s trademark, copyright and patent practice, please contact Jess M. Collen, Mitchell E. Radin or
Jane F. Collen.