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We’ve built our reputation on providing intellectual property services and business law to our clients involved in businesses with creative products.  


Our attorneys litigate intellectual property matters and negotiate, draft and provide consultation to clients with respect to intellectual  property transactions and agreements, including:   

  • Advertising clearance 
  • Copyright assignment and licensing 
  • Copyright infringement litigation 
  • Copyright registration 
  • Mediation of trademark disputes 
  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings before the trademark trial and appeal board 
  • Publishing 
  • Rights of publicity 
  • Trade secret counseling misappropriation litigation 
  • Trademark clearance 
  • Trademark co-existence and concurrent use agreements 
  • Trademark consent agreements 
  • Trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, trademark dilution, and unfair competition litigation 
  • Trademark licensing and assignment 
  • Trademark registration 

Our intellectual property lawyers can help you identify and secure your intellectual property assets by conducting an IP audit. Learn more here. 


Sample Matters 

  • Representation of the largest employer in Baltimore in connection with the clearance and registration of trademarks and licenses for software created by members of its faculty, trademark litigation, and defamation counsel for a national trade association of more than twenty thousand law enforcement members
  • Trademark litigation of trade dress (packaging)
  • Structure and documentation of an electronic medical publishing venture
  • Structure and licensing of long-distance, electronic, medical consultation services
  • Structure and documentation of a joint venture between two national architectural firms for large public works projects in the Baltimore Inner Harbor and at the University of Maryland at Baltimore
  • Structure and documentation of an electronic publishing venture for genealogical works; clearance of innumerable advertising copy and trademarks for advertising agencies and clients located throughout the United States; negotiation and documentation of website development for one of the largest law firms in Maryland (and many others)
  • Clearance and registration of trademarks for national trade associations and establishment of licensing programs; negotiation and documentation of innumerable computer consulting and software development contracts and licenses for software and systems installation, integration, and documentation for Fortune 500 companies and others
  • Formation and representation of an international eyeglass frame distributor and necessary licenses, including licenses with international licensors of fashion products

Our lawyers teach intellectual property topics at the University of Maryland School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law and have every year for decades. Our attorneys teach trademark, copyright, and advertising law to judges, lawyers, and chapters of the Association of Corporate Counsel. We deal daily with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for trademark registration and opposition actions. We are continuously engaged in negotiations concerning allegations of trademark infringement for clients, as plaintiff and defendant. In the last several years, our lawyers have prosecuted or defended approximately 30 copyright infringement, trademark/trade dress infringement, trademark dilution, and trade secret misappropriation cases in various United States District Courts. Our litigation experience also includes trademark infringement claims and suits related to the use of trademarks in websites and as domain names. And in more than one instance, we have discovered, through litigation, the identities of defamatory posters on Communications Decency Act-protected websites. 

For more years than some of us want to recount, our intellectual property attorneys have provided general legal and business counsel to companies of all sizes. The more we know of our client's businesses, and industry, the closer our ties become and the more assistance we can offer. 



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