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Our clients are leaders in creative and service industries whose success often hinges on protecting, acquiring and enforcing intellectual property rights and maximizing these assets. Davis & Gilbert attorneys are masters at the intricacies of these industries and the needs of these businesses. We seamlessly manage intellectual property rights, enabling our clients to accomplish the creative objectives that move their businesses forward. As a testament to the firm's strength in handling the full range of intellectual property related issues, the practice has earned a ranking in the category New York: Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for four consecutive years (2013-2016). The Legal 500 United States has also ranked Davis & Gilbert for Intellectual Property: Copyright for four consecutive years (2013-2016).

THE DAVIS & GILBERT ADVANTAGE
Our IP attorneys capitalize on Davis & Gilbert's experience as counsel to the world's leading companies in advertising, marketing, entertainment, publishing, fashion, cosmetics, financial services, software, telecommunications, Internet search engine and other service industries. Many of our IP attorneys come from creative and technology backgrounds and, when working on behalf of our clients, they have the unique benefit of our special in-firm resources that include experts in cosmetics, musicology, technology and many other industry segments. Because we are so entrenched in our clients' industries, we are able to anticipate their IP needs and act to achieve desired goals and avoid problems.

THE CUTTING EDGE OF IP LAW
Since many of our clients operate at the cutting edge of their industries, we are at the forefront of developments in IP law — addressing the newest issues in the most sophisticated ways. Our unique expertise enables us to frame new issues and resolve them quickly so that our clients can continue to achieve their business objectives. Many of our clients engage in non-traditional marketing tactics such as viral marketing, crowdsourcing, word-of-mouth and e-mail campaigns. These strategies often involve a complex array of legal and regulatory issues that our sophisticated IP attorneys are qualified to address. In these situations, we work with clients to establish safeguards to establish compliance as they pursue new ways to interact with and influence consumers.

TRADITIONAL IP SERVICES
We routinely handle all issues relating to the creation and use of intellectual property, including all aspects of domestic and international trademark, copyright, licensing and IP litigation. We strategically establish and protect our clients' rights to trademarks, copyrights and domain names to effectively guard against misappropriation. Our ongoing client relationships frequently enable us to resolve problems before they become claims. When IP issues require litigation, our attorneys have extensive experience and have handled complex intellectual property cases throughout the country, winning several landmark cases.

REPRESENTATIVE ISSUES ADDRESSED ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:

Domestic Trademark
  • Client consultation at the creation and selection stage
  • Preliminary and comprehensive searches of trademarks, service marks, company names, designs, slogans and trade names
  • Filing and prosecution of applications to register trademarks, service marks and designs at federal and state levels
  • Ex parte appeals and inter partes opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and reviewing courts
  • Policing of trademarks, including subscription to watching services for trademarks and domain names
  • Enforcing trademarks, from demand letters to Trademark Office proceedings, to litigation in Federal and state court, to alternative dispute resolution
  • Trademark portfolios for large and small businesses, including docketing of information and maintenance dates
  • Licensing, including consulting, negotiations and drafting of applicable agreements
  • Clearance, registration and maintenance of domain names
  • Handling domain name disputes through arbitration and litigation
International Trademark
  • Client consultation at the creation and selection stages, with emphasis on registration requirements of foreign countries
  • International trademark searches, from initial screenings to comprehensive searches
  • Local culture suitability and translation issues
  • International and multi-jurisdictional filing and prosecuting of trademark applications, including the European Community and the International Registration system (Madrid Protocol)
  • Trademark policing, including subscriptions to international watching services to monitor for potentially conflicting marks and domain names
  • Foreign trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Work with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions, including review, preparation, and negotiation of licensing agreements to ensure compatibility with local laws
  • Management of trademark portfolios for large and small businesses, including docketing of trademark information and maintenance dates
  • Maintenance of ongoing working relationships with trademark law firms and agents worldwide to facilitate our international practice
Copyright
  • All aspects of copyright law, including use, licensing and protection of copyrightable materials
  • Copyright searches
  • Assessment of copyrightability
  • Fair use (including parody), infringement, and work-for-hire
  • License agreements
  • Litigation of key copyright cases, including infringement cases
  • Preparation and filing of registrations with the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Unique copyright knowledge in the visual and graphic arts, photography and music industries
Licensing
  • Music licenses, including synchronization and master recording agreements
  • Trademarks
  • Motion picture, television, and literary properties
  • Characters
  • Visual and graphic arts
  • Photography
  • Graphic design, industrial design, furniture design, architectural design and apparel/consumer goods design services
CONTACT US

For additional information on Davis & Gilbert’s Intellectual Property Practice, please contact:

Ronald R. Urbach
212.468.4824
rurbach@dglaw.com

Jeffrey C. Katz
212.468.4823
jkatz@dglaw.com


THE CUTTING EDGE OF IP LAW
Since many of our clients operate at the cutting edge of their industries, we are at the forefront of developments in IP law — addressing the newest issues in the most sophisticated ways. Our unique expertise enables us to frame new issues and resolve them quickly so that our clients can continue to achieve their business objectives. Many of our clients engage in non-traditional marketing tactics such as viral marketing, crowdsourcing, word-of-mouth and e-mail campaigns. These strategies often involve a complex array of legal and regulatory issues that our sophisticated IP attorneys are qualified to address. In these situations, we work with clients to establish safeguards to establish compliance as they pursue new ways to interact with and influence consumers.

TRADITIONAL IP SERVICES
We routinely handle all issues relating to the creation and use of intellectual property, including all aspects of domestic and international trademark, copyright, licensing and IP litigation. We strategically establish and protect our clients' rights to trademarks, copyrights and domain names to effectively guard against misappropriation. Our ongoing client relationships frequently enable us to resolve problems before they become claims. When IP issues require litigation, our attorneys have extensive experience and have handled complex intellectual property cases throughout the country, winning several landmark cases.

REPRESENTATIVE ISSUES ADDRESSED ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:



Domestic Trademark
  • Client consultation at the creation and selection stage
  • Preliminary and comprehensive searches of trademarks, service marks, company names, designs, slogans and trade names
  • Filing and prosecution of applications to register trademarks, service marks and designs at federal and state levels
  • Ex parte appeals and inter partes opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and reviewing courts
  • Policing of trademarks, including subscription to watching services for trademarks and domain names
  • Enforcing trademarks, from demand letters to Trademark Office proceedings, to litigation in Federal and state court, to alternative dispute resolution
  • Trademark portfolios for large and small businesses, including docketing of information and maintenance dates
  • Licensing, including consulting, negotiations and drafting of applicable agreements
  • Clearance, registration and maintenance of domain names
  • Handling domain name disputes through arbitration and litigation
International Trademark
  • Client consultation at the creation and selection stages, with emphasis on registration requirements of foreign countries
  • International trademark searches, from initial screenings to comprehensive searches
  • Local culture suitability and translation issues
  • International and multi-jurisdictional filing and prosecuting of trademark applications, including the European Community and the International Registration system (Madrid Protocol)
  • Trademark policing, including subscriptions to international watching services to monitor for potentially conflicting marks and domain names
  • Foreign trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Work with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions, including review, preparation, and negotiation of licensing agreements to ensure compatibility with local laws
  • Management of trademark portfolios for large and small businesses, including docketing of trademark information and maintenance dates
  • Maintenance of ongoing working relationships with trademark law firms and agents worldwide to facilitate our international practice
Copyright
  • All aspects of copyright law, including use, licensing and protection of copyrightable materials
  • Copyright searches
  • Assessment of copyrightability
  • Fair use (including parody), infringement, and work-for-hire
  • License agreements
  • Litigation of key copyright cases, including infringement cases
  • Preparation and filing of registrations with the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Unique copyright knowledge in the visual and graphic arts, photography and music industries
Licensing
  • Music licenses, including synchronization and master recording agreements
  • Trademarks
  • Motion picture, television, and literary properties
  • Characters
  • Visual and graphic arts
  • Photography
  • Graphic design, industrial design, furniture design, architectural design and apparel/consumer goods design services
CONTACT US

For additional information on Davis & Gilbert’s Intellectual Property Practice, please contact:

Ronald R. Urbach
212.468.4824
rurbach@dglaw.com

Jeffrey C. Katz
212.468.4823
jkatz@dglaw.com