Practice Details

Intellectual Property

MDM&C's Intellectual Property attorneys advises clients on all aspects of trademark availability, clearance and right-to-use, and registration in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including selecting marks, applying for and obtaining registrations, and enforcing such registrations. We also advise clients on the protection and registration of domain names and domain name enforcement, as well as the resolution of trademark and domain name disputes. We obtain copyright protections for businesses through registration processes with the Copyright Office and documentary protections.

MDM&C attorneys defends clients against third-party allegations of potential infringement related to intellectual property use, and represents clients in enforcing their intellectual property by pursuing infringers. We represent clients in securing trade secret protections for confidential business assets, negotiating non-disclosure agreements and inventions, ownership agreements, and intellectual property ownership issues with independent contractors. Our team assists clients in negotiating and drafting licensing, distribution and transfer agreements. 

The Firm's Intellectual Property extends to the following areas: 

  • Trademark, Trade Name, Trade Dress, Domain Names: 

- Availability analysis, USPTO prosecution of applications and opposition/cancellation proceedings
- Litigation
- World Intellectual Property Organization domain name dispute, proceedings
- Licensing/Assignments
- Custom recordings 

  • Copyright: 

- Litigation/Arbitration
- Author/publisher Agreements
- Licensing
- Registration 

  • Software: 

- Development, Support, and Maintenance Agreements Licensing 

  • Trade Secrets: 

- Litigation
- Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality and Restrictive Covenant Agreements 

  • Patents: 

- Litigation
- Licensing