Intellectual Property

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Intellectual Property Law Practice

Curtis’ intellectual property (IP) attorneys help clients protect, enforce, and maximize the value of their intellectual property worldwide.

Curtis’ intellectual property lawyers promote the intellectual property interests of its clients in the management and enforcement of intellectual property rights, corporate and cross-border commercial transactions, litigation and arbitration, and internet and information technology issues. Private and publicly traded businesses – ranging from startups to major corporations – rely on Curtis’ intellectual property expertise to maximize the value of their intellectual property portfolios worldwide. Members of the IP group provide sophisticated legal advice in a range of sectors, including software, financial services, consumer products, advertising, media and entertainment, medical devices, life sciences, and pharmaceuticals.

Intellectual Property Counseling, Prosecution, and Transactions

Curtis assists clients in the strategic development of their IP portfolios and in safeguarding their intellectual property on a global scale. Curtis’ services include:

  • Pre-market clearance of trademarks and corresponding analyses and opinions;
  • Preparation, filing, and prosecution of applications for the registration of trademarks and service marks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO);
  • Coordination of applications for registration outside the United States through an established network of trademark agents and local counsel;
  • Responses to Office Actions from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
  • Negotiation of trademark co-existence agreements;
  • Managing trademark watch services;
  • Copyright registration with the U.S. Copyright Office;
  • Intellectual property docketing;
  • Intellectual property portfolio strategic counseling;
  • Identification and analysis of intellectual property issues in mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring;
  • Drafting and negotiating licenses and transfers of intellectual property assets;
  • Security interests in intellectual property; and
  • Legal assistance and advice with respect to intellectual property audits.

Intellectual Property Litigation and Arbitration

Curtis’ intellectual property litigators are devoted to helping clients prosecute and defend all types of intellectual property disputes, including:

  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board;
  • Utility, design, and Hatch-Waxman patent litigation;
  • Trademark and trade dress infringement;
  • Counterfeiting;
  • Copyright infringement;
  • False designation of origin;
  • False advertising;
  • Unfair competition;
  • Trade secrets;
  • Domain names and cybersquatting; and
  • Right of publicity.

Internet and Information Technology Issues

Curtis advises its clients on a full range of internet and information technology issues, including data privacy, open source software, blockchain, domain names, keyword advertising, social networking, and copyright and DMCA compliance.

Intellectual Property Law Practice

Curtis’ intellectual property (IP) attorneys help clients protect, enforce, and maximize the value of their intellectual property worldwide.

"An all-encompassing trademark and brands practice with impressive international reach."

WTR 1000, 2019

"Curtis is a top choice for brand owners, thanks to its sizable network of international offices, client-centric practitioners and virtually unblemished record in disputes."

World Trademark Review 1000, 2017

“A breadth of experience in trademark work and can clearly explain legal concepts and strategies to people who may not be well versed in law."

WTR 1000, 2018