Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is the principal asset for many companies, especially technology companies.  Morningstar Law Group regularly provides strategic intellectual property counsel to its clients, including advice on trademark and copyright matters and disputes.  Our services include:

  • Working with clients to search and review the availability of proposed trademarks
  • Filing and maintaining trademark and copyright applications and registrations
  • Preparing responses to trademark office actions
  • Assisting clients in proper usage of trademarks and on strategies to deter and monitor trademark infringement and to enforce trademark rights
  • Advising on trade secret protection, including nondisclosure agreements
  • Advising on copyright protection, including fair use
  • Advising on intellectual property issues associated with the Internet, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure, and other Internet-related copyright and trademark issues
  • Performing intellectual property audits and due diligence, including in relation to purchases and sales of businesses
  • Litigating trade secret, breach of confidentiality, and trademark cases in state and federal court

Our Intellectual Property group works closely with attorneys in our Technology and Licensing Practice Area to provide seamless support to our technology and life science clients.