Trademark and Copyright

Overview

Honigman’s Trademark and Copyright practice is distinguished by our deep legal and practical experience, our strong business focus, and our drive to deliver the best value. We have extensive U.S. and foreign experience in trademark, trade dress, copyright, domain name, e-commerce, and related IP matters. Our team includes a deep bench of professionals that counsel and represent clients in areas including clearance, branding and prosecution strategy, portfolio management, complex IP transactions, rights enforcement, opposition and cancellation proceedings. Our clients own some of the most recognizable trademarks in the world.

We manage a number of high-volume portfolios for U.S. and foreign clients as well as smaller portfolios. Our attorneys have advised clients on many challenging global trademark clearance projects and devised many global filing and management strategies. We also advise clients on domain name infringement and registration matters.

Our Trademark and Copyright attorneys have considerably more transactional experience than attorneys in a typical IP group. We understand issues in the context of an overall business strategy. Working with our M&A attorneys, we conduct due diligence and provide risk analysis for purchasers of prospective portfolios.  We negotiate and draft purchase, sale, security, and other related agreements and have negotiated and drafted thousands of assignment and license agreements.

In addition to our extensive knowledge and practice at the UPSTO, we offer assistance and strategy globally.  We have a carefully selected network of foreign trademark and copyright counsel that we partner with to provide the same outstanding services around the world.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained a preliminary injunction and monetary damages for a well-known brand in a trademark case filed in the Central District of California
  • Enforced a consent judgment and obtaining significant damages on behalf of an automaker in a trademark litigation case in the Southern District of Florida
  • Defended website owner involving alleged improper use of trademarks
  • Represented surviving members of a music group relating to copyright and trademark use
  • Defended news outlets in a defamation and trademark litigation filed by subjects of investigative journalism reporting
  • Won judgment (affirmed on appeal) against a retailer displaying infringing trademarks

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