Copyright & Trademark
The lawyers comprising G&M’s Trademark and Copyright Practice Group have a depth of experience and knowledge in trademark and copyright issues. They have assisted clients in numerous industries with branding matters, domain name issues, counterfeiting and Lanham Act disputes, copyright piracy, trademark portfolio management, licensing rights, and marks.
As a firm, G&M offers services throughout all phases of the business cycle from entity formation and start-up funding all the way to mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings, and our trademark and copyright practice is similarly broad, covering. Our attorneys help not only with initial filings and portfolio maintenance, but also with transactions and enforcement to help our clients best capitalize on their assets. Our specific services include:
Copyright & Trademark Services
Copyright & Trademark Services
Registration and Licensing and Portfolio Maintenance
G&M guides brands from their inception, advising on trademark availability, developing structures for brand licensing and rights clearances, and drafting copyright and trademark registration applications. Following registration, we assist in helping with monitoring, rights acquisition, and enforcement strategies. We also help with copyright review and registration.
G&M’s attorneys advise on trademark and copyright issues for social network sites; cybersquatting; DMCA safe harbors; and antipiracy.
Our attorneys can help to identify stolen ideas and assets, and then take concrete steps to end infringement, including by drafting documentation (e.g., demand letters, notices of infringement, and settlement letters) and enlisting the help of government agencies (e.g., U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau).
G&M attorneys advise on clearance and claim substantiation involving compliance with federal, foreign, and state laws and regulations, including the Lanham Act, FTC Act, state unfair competition laws, deceptive trade practices, consumer fraud and industry-specific advertising laws, as well as keyword advertising issues.
Our false advertising copyright and trademark lawyers possess a broad understanding of state unfair competition and false advertising laws, the Lanham Act, Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, Copyright Act, and the Federal Trade Commission Act. We have handled cases on behalf of both defendants and plaintiffs in state and federal forums, arbitrations, and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our litigators are seasoned in defending against and obtaining temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. Our firm is equipped to handle lengthy litigation and appeals. Our lawyers also take on Universal Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings to protect clients’ trademarks against infringing domain names, and have litigated cybersquatting actions and disputes over search engine keyword advertising, metatags, pop-up ads, social media misuses, and other types of online piracy and infringement.
Our attorneys have represented manufacturers, print publishers, advertisers, music publishers, authors, artists, graphic artists, internet e-commerce businesses, websites, and photographers in matters for subjects like software, print works, sound recordings, design, video, photographs, artworks and sculpture, and online works.
As a boutique, G&M is equipped to assist clients with trademark and copyright issues at all stages of the business cycle, and our attorneys truly enjoy helping their clients grow and develop their brands and businesses. On the cost front, as a boutique, G&M’s rates are lower than those of its true competitors, and G&M is also at the forefront of employing alternative fee structures in appropriate circumstances.