INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

GW’s Intellectual Property Practice Group is a leader in providing legal services to entities in connection with intellectual property matters including:

IP STRATEGY

  • IP portfolio evaluation and management
  • Identify, acquire, protect, license, and sell IP assets
  • Employee and consultant nondisclosure, confidentiality and proprietary rights agreements
  • IP joint venture, joint development, collaboration and strategic alliance agreements

BRANDING & TRADEMARKS

  • Branding strategy, advice and usage guidelines
  • Trademark selection, clearance and searches
  • Trademark licenses, manufacturing and supply agreements, and coexistence agreements
  • Trademark prosecution and registration: applications, rejections, and office actions

IP Disputes

  • Enforcement against infringers
  • Defense of IP actions and audits
  • Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings

PATENTS & KNOW-HOW

  • Design patent applications
  • Exclusive and nonexclusive patent licenses
  • University and industry research collaborations
  • Patent settlement agreements

COPYRIGHTS & OTHER INTELLECTUAL ASSETS

  • Copyright registrations
  • Talent and sponsorship agreements
  • Photo, video, audio and publicity releases
  • Copyright advice for creative arts, including music, literature and performance

M&A, FINANCINGS, SECURITIES

  • IP, IT, data, and privacy diligence for acquisitions, mergers, securities issuances, and financings
  • IP assignments, licenses, and cross-licenses ancillary to transactions
  • Chain of title diligence and filings
  • Social Media assignments and license