Intellectual Property

Protecting a nonprofit’s brand and other valuable intellectual property strengthens its impact. We help clients identify trademark and copyright interests and then implement intellectual property policies to clarify ownership and use interests in a manner that best achieves the nonprofit’s mission and objectives.

Uspto Trademark Registrations

Developing registration applications and representing clients in appeals of trademark registration denials.

Protection And Defense Of Trademarks

Protecting clients' names, marks, and reputations through regular checks for infringing uses, cease-and-desist letters, and adjudicative relief in U.S. District Courts and the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Copyright Protection And Policies

Developing policies regarding the creation, use, and licensing of copyrighted materials.

Licensing And Assignment Agreements

Negotiating, preparing, and enforcing agreements for the licensing and assignment of trademarks and copyrights.

Works Made For Hire And Derivative Works

Advising on works-made-for hire provisions in employment and independent contractor agreements and the right to create derivative works.

Copyright And Fair Use Opinions

Investigating copyright ownership and status and advising on the application of fair use principles.


04 / 12 / 22

My Most Recent Blog Post or Article Longer Than THE PREVIOUS ONE

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August 10, 2021

Trademark Distinctiveness: Legal Protection and Best Practices

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August 14, 2017

What’s in a Nonprofit Name? Trademark Protection and More

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August 17, 2016

Nonprofits, Volunteers, and Copyright: Clarifying Ownership and Usage Rights

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April 27, 2015

A Nonprofit’s Guide to Copyright Law for Derivative Works

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March 5, 2014

Q&A: Who Owns The Pastor’s Sermons, Blogs & Books?

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Lead Attorney

Intellectual Property
Jonathan Hwang
Charleston, SC
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