At Symbus, intellectual property is at our core. A business typically focuses on this area of the law at the beginning, creating a brand identity through trademarks and copyrights, and protecting its unique advances by seeking to secure patents. Now Symbus is expanding into additional areas of the law, offering seasoned professionals to our clients as their businesses mature and new requirements emerge.
False advertising claims under the Lanham Act (section 43(a) action)
FTC (Federal Trade Commission) rules
Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act
Copy and digital marketing campaign review
Business Formation and Contracts
Legal structure and venue strategy
Joint venture agreements
Obtaining fictional (d/b/a) names
Licensing and regulatory compliance
Securing copyright registrations at the Copyright Office, including electronic submissions.
Copyright infringement litigation and cease and desist letters, settlement negotiations.
Copyright protection for software, databases, websites, and other assets.
Due diligence with respect to title and assignment searches at the Copyright Office.
Photography/video clearances and releases
Assignments of copyright
Selection, purchase and registration
Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings
Acquisitions from third parties
Transfers between registrars
Structuring franchise programs
Franchise agreements and federal disclosure documents
Registration of FDD and annual renewals
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office applications, prosecution, maintenence and recordations
Domestic and international portfolio management
Freedom-to-operate, infringement, patentability, and validity searches and opinions
International applications, prosecution, and maintenance
License and transfer agreements
Enforcement and litigation
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office applications, prosecution, maintenance, and recordations
Clearance and infringement searches and opinions
Domestic and international enforcement and litigation
Opposition and Cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Securing of trademark registrations anywhere in the world, including through the Madrid Protocol
U.S. Customs recordation
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