Understanding how to protect your intellectual property can be just as difficult as creating it was in the first place. Eaton Peabody’s Intellectual Property Practice can guide you through the process by advising on the existence, ownership, protection and exploitation of patent, trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property (IP) rights.
We 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 work with a network of professionals around the globe to secure your patent rights internationally. We also 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.
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.