Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the most important assets for companies, which is why at Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray we offer IP expertise in the following areas:
- Federal and State trademark searches
- Federal trademark and copyright filings
- International intellectual property protection via PCT and Madrid Protocol
- Patent searches, opinion letters, and prosecution
- Trademark infringement opinions
- Represent clients in trademark oppositions, cancellations, and concurrent rights
- Enforce trademark and copyright rights, including domain name disputes and other related internet law issues
Our firm advises clients on how to build and maintain strong intellectual property portfolios including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. We work closely with our clients to protect their ideas, trademarks, and provide sound solutions for all intellectual property issues.
Digital communications and social media increase the need for copyright protection. Infringement and counterfeiting can occur easily in the digital age. The attorneys at Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray are well-versed in the laws, regulations, and cases affecting copyright owners in the United States and abroad. We also evaluate legislation and judicial opinions to anticipate their effect on your copyright protection. We will assist you in determining whether your work is copyrightable. Then, we will assess the scope of protection available to you under United States copyright law and, if relevant, foreign copyright law. In addition, we will secure registration of your work with the United States Copyright Office and abroad. If necessary, we will help you enforce your copyrights using cost-effective litigation or mediation.
The value of a trademark to your business can be immeasurable. Because you rely on your logo, slogan, color, shape, sound, or other type of mark to identify your goods or services, we will adapt a trademark program geared to your needs. Our vast experience with trademark procurement and enforcement can be of great value to your brand protection. We begin by working with you to create a cost-effective trademark program that will protect your trademarks, service marks, and product trade dress. Additionally, if your business requires protection of trademark rights abroad, we will help you secure international trademark protection.
This case revolves around whether a trademark can be registered before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) even though the mark is disparaging. The Lanham Act prohibits the registration of many kinds of [...]