Intellectual Property

Understanding how to secure and protect your intellectual property can be just as difficult as creating it in the first place. Eaton Peabody’s Intellectual Property Practice guides its clients through all phases of the process, helping clients identify protectable intellectual property and by advising clients on the registration, ownership, protection, exploitation and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Our IP practitioners routinely secure copyright and trademark registrations for our clients in the United States and internationally. We prepare and submit provisional patent applications, we secure Utility Patents and Design Patents in the United States, and we have a network of professionals around the globe to help secure clients’ patent rights internationally. We represent clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office and as plaintiffs or defendants in patent infringement, trademark infringement and copyright infringement actions in state and federal courts.  We also advise and assist clients in developing and maintaining strong trademark portfolios.

Contractual control and protection of your IP is an important element of our work. We draft and enforce licensing agreements, publication and derivative works agreements, non-competition agreements, and agreements for the exploitation of jointly-owned works. In addition, we have been successful in establishing insurance coverage and defense obligations for clients faced with infringement claims.

Our range of services include:

  • Preparing and filing patent applications
  • Preparing and filing trademark applications
  • Developing and managing trademark portfolios
  • Protecting original creations through copyrights
  • Drafting development, confidentiality and employment agreements
  • Licensing
  • Litigation and dispute resolution

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