617 Lee Street, Seattle, WA 98109 USA
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Our intellectual property focus can be seen in nine major categories. In detailing our areas of practice, each of these nine major areas is broken down into more specific areas — illustrating our full spectrum of intellectual property legal services.

Intellectual Property Litigation (Enforcement and Defense)

  • Federal and State Court Litigation For Intellectual Property and Technology

    • Patent Enforcement and Defense

    • Copyright Infringement and Defense

    • Trademarks / Service Marks / Trade Names

    • Unfair Competition Issues

    • Trade Secret Disputes

    • Technology & Business Contract Disputes

    • Entertainment Law

    • Technology Ownership and Development Disputes

    • Licensing Disputes

    • Technology Related Import and Export Disputes

    • First Amendment Issues Relating to Information Technology

    • Publicity Rights Protection

    • Privacy Rights Enforcement

    • Corporate Defamation Cases / Trade Disparagement

    • False Advertising

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation For Technology Cases

  • ICANN Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings

  • United States Customs Enforcement / Defense

  • Federal Trade Commission (ITC) Proceedings

  • International Trade Commission (ITC) Proceedings

  • Office Action Responses Concerning Patent and Trademark Office

  • Intellectual Property / Technology Litigation Appeals To:

    • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

    • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Other Federal Appeals Courts

    • Supreme Court of the United State

  • Intellectual Property Transactional Appeals to:

    • Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks

    • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Proceedings

    • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

    • Supreme Court of the United States

Trademark Registration and Counseling

  • Domestic and International Trademark Counseling and Registration:

    • Selection, Use, Protection and Enforcement of Trademarks

    • Trademark Searching, Opinions and Risk Analysis

    • Use Based Applications

    • Intent-To-Use Applications

    • International Trademark Applications, Management and Strategy

    • Filing and Prosecution of Federal, State and International Trademark Registrations

    • Management and Maintenance of Trademark Applications, Registrations, Renewals and Licenses Worldwide

  • Prosecuting and Defending Oppositions, Cancellations and Appeals Before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

  • Enforcement and Defense of Trademark Rights Worldwide

  • United States Customs Enforcement / Defense

Patent Counseling and Prosecution

  • Prepare, File, and Prosecute Patent Applications Before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office / Foreign Patent
    and Trademark Offices

  • Conduct Patent Oppositions and Interferences

  • Conduct Patent Reexaminations and Reissues

  • Manage Domestic and International Patent Portfolios

  • Perform Prior Art Searches and Issue Patentability Opinions

  • Establish In-house Patent and Trade Secrets Protection Programs

  • Render Invalidity / Non-infringement Opinions

Copyright Law and Protection

  • Copyright Counseling, Registration and Protection

  • Work-For-Hire Agreements

  • Ownership and Use Issues

  • Internet Copyright Issues

  • Non-Infringement Opinions

  • Copyright Contract Negotiation (Music, Movies, Entertainment, etc.)

  • Copyright Strategies for Software Companies and Traditional Media

  • Filing and Prosecution of Copyright Applications

  • Protection and Enforcement of Copyrights

  • United States Customs Enforcement

Licensing and Technology Transactions

  • Licensing Agreement Review and Preparation

  • Negotiation of License Rights

  • Negotiate, Prepare and Review Non-disclosure Agreements

  • Employment Agreements

  • Technology Evaluation Agreements

  • Technology Transfer Agreements

  • Collaboration Agreements

  • Joint Venture Agreements

  • Intellectual Property Security Agreements

Internet Law

  • Internet Domain Name and Web Site Issues

  • Web Site Terms & Conditions

  • Web Site Legal Compliance Audits

  • Domain Name Registrations, Transfers and Disputes

  • Electronic Commerce and Encryption Issues

  • Privacy and Content Regulation

  • First Amendment Issues

  • Internet Service Provider and Web Site Liability Counseling

Trade Secret Law

  • Trade Secret Audits

  • Non-Compete Agreements

  • Non-Disclosure Agreements

  • International and Domestic Trade Secret Counseling

Entertainment Law & Advertising Law

  • Entertainment Law

    • Representation of Entertainment and Media Clients Relating to Copyrights, Privacy, Publicity and the First Amendment

    • Negotiation of Publishing, Movie, Video, Multimedia and Other Contracts

    • Negotiate and Prepare Agreements Regarding Film Rights, Option Agreements, Publishing

    • Contracts and Other Intellectual Property Agreements

    • Understanding and Enforcing Rights of Publicity and Privacy


  • Advertising Law International and Domestic Patent Marking Requirements

    • International and Domestic Trademark Marking Requirements

    • “Made in the USA” Counseling

    • Packaging and Advertising Compliance

    • Sweepstakes and Contest Rules and Regulations

  • Emerging and Growth Business Issues

    • Business Formation and Dissolution Issues

    • Technology Start-ups

    • Corporate Transactions and Counseling

    • Commercial Contracts and Leases

    • Business Succession Planning (Transfers / Sales)

    • Business Issues Regarding Real Estate

    • Employment Law






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