Attorneys in our Intellectual Property group counsel clients in acquiring and protecting the trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets that can be a business’s most valuable assets and in avoiding and defending against infringement charges that can create roadblocks to doing business. As advisors to local, national and international businesses, our broad experience ranges from traditional brick-and-mortar enterprises to the digital world, including software and the Internet.

Cole Schotz lawyers have a depth of knowledge about the selection, acquisition, and protection of the trademarks, service marks and trade names that will represent our clients’ brands. We help clients secure copyright protection for their original writings, music, art, and other copyrightable works and are sophisticated in counseling clients on patent rights development, from creating plans for identifying potentially patentable inventions to assessing what type of patent protection best suits their ideas.

Our intellectual property group includes experienced litigators who help clients avoid disputes before they arise and find creative ways to nip conflict in the bud, saving clients substantial resources in the long term. When our clients’ trademarks, copyrights, patents or trade secrets are infringed, or our clients are accused of infringing rights of others, our attorneys strive for efficient and favorable resolutions, aggressively litigating when necessary to protect our clients’ interests and vindicate their rights.

Our transactional lawyers regularly advise and assist clients in all nature of intellectual property transactions, including licensing, acquisitions, divestitures, and lending transactions as well as collateral website development and hosting agreements, terms and conditions of use statements, disclaimer statements, privacy policies, domain name registration and matters relating to the protection and assignment of domain names.