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.
Developing registration applications and representing clients in appeals of trademark registration denials.
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.
Developing policies regarding the creation, use, and licensing of copyrighted materials.
Negotiating, preparing, and enforcing agreements for the licensing and assignment of trademarks and copyrights.
Advising on works-made-for hire provisions in employment and independent contractor agreements and the right to create derivative works.
Investigating copyright ownership and status and advising on the application of fair use principles.