Carmody’s Intellectual Property (IP) group handles all types of trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters. An effective trademark strategy is not simply a matter of selecting the right mark, but also requires ongoing maintenance and monitoring in the form of protection and policing of trademarks. We offer a full range of legal services related to searching, registering, and licensing trademarks and copyrights. Each year, we file and maintain hundreds of trademark and copyright registrations and applications in the U.S. We also help clients enforce and challenge trademark rights, advising clients in trade dress and unfair competition, false advertising, disputes regarding publishing rights, and piracy.
We assist clients in acquiring and licensing copyrights, and in enforcing and defending those rights. Our lawyers counsel clients on national and international copyright infringement issues, assignments of rights, work-for-hire agreements, ownership disputes, branding issues, licensing, and IP audits.
We help clients establish trade secrets strategies involving the identification, protection, and licensing of trade secrets. We also assist clients in responding to threats to their trade secrets and to claims of misappropriations by others, both in and outside the courtroom.