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KDDK attorneys understand that sometimes the most valuable asset of your business is its intellectual property. Therefore, KDDK has attorneys dedicated to the establishment and protection of your copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and trade dress. KDDK has substantial experience in all of the following situations:
Infringement Claims Resolution
To protect your hard work and efforts, businesses often find themselves prosecuting or defending against copyright and trademark infringement actions. KDDK’s intellectual property attorneys, though experienced in litigating infringement cases in both federal and state courts, understand your primary objective may also be to avoid these expensive battles. We encourage and have succeeded in resolving disputes through local alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) procedures, including mediation and arbitration.
In today’s technology-driven economy, negotiation and preservation of copyright, trademark and trade secret rights are becoming ever more critical elements to your future competitive growth. By finding win/win solutions in licensing negotiations, we can gain our clients the protection which garners them a competitive edge. Often, achieving an edge in your industry requires negotiation of trade secret contracts with the many parties involved in a creative work’s development, such as employees or distributors. The key persons and provisions in those contracts are critical considerations when dealing with intellectual property. We assure those considerations are taken into account and the legal processes done correctly.
New Mark Development
Counseling clients in the search and development of creative service marks and trademarks is challenging and exciting work. We relish in the opportunity to service our clients from the germination of an idea from seed to a well-known brand. We also recognize that speed is critical at this stage, and we know how to meet your tight service deadlines to make sure you remain the front-runner.
Registrations and Transfers
We regularly register and transfer marks at both the federal and state level. Through our unique global affiliation with Meritas, we effectively satisfy our clients’ international registration needs as well. However, when disputes arise, we stand ready to challenge a competitor’s registration.