At Symbus, brand development is our mission, and intellectual property is at our core. A business typically focuses on IP law at the beginning, and as the brand grows, we will provide support and assistance by both attorneys and consultants.


  • False advertising claims under the Lanham Act (section 43(a) action)
  • FTC (Federal Trade Commission) rules
  • Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • Sweepstakes regulations
  • Copy and digital marketing campaign review

Brand Consulting

  • Brand initiation, including naming and trademark development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Brand voice and messaging
  • Positioning
  • Target market identification
  • Market research development, implementation, and interpretation
  • Content strategy and planning
  • Competitive Analysis
  • SWOT analysis
  • Brand audit


  • 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.
  • Work-for-hire Agreements
  • Photography/video clearances and releases
  • Assignments of copyright
  • License agreements

Domain Names

  • Selection, purchase and registration
  • Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings
  • Acquisitions from third parties
  • Transfers between registrars
  • Portfolio management


  • Preparation of initial Franchise Disclosure Document ("FDD") for start-up franchisors
  • Registration of FDD and Exemption Filings where appropriate
  • Legal training of staff, and avice on compliance with State and Federal Franchise Sales Laws
  • Ongoing annual FDD renewal and registration work
  • Advice on dealing with troubled franchisees; compliance with State franchise termination laws
  • For franchisees, comprehensive review of FDD and provisions in the Franchise Agreement


  • 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
  • Monetization strategies
  • 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
  • Portfolio management
  • 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
  • License Management