Intellectual Property

The most valuable assets of your businesses usually don't exist in physical form.  They exist as trade secrets in the minds of your employees, or as intangible trademarks, copyrights and patents recorded with a government agency.  You want to protect those assets in a way that allows you to maximize your income from them. 

By reviewing your business plans and assets, we can make reasoned decisions as to how to use those assets to further the interests of the business in the most efficient and effective way. 

  • We can review your business plan and intellectual property assets to help you decide how best to protect them and use them to grow your business.
  • We can register your trademarks and copyrights, and take action to stop infringers
  • We can prepare ancillary intellectual property agreements, including licenses, assignments, terms of service, non-disclosure, and non-competes

Craig has handled a variety of sensitive intellectual property problems in the context of transactions, administrative actions and litigation. 

  • He defended claims by an alliance of major software publishers that unlicensed software had been installed on client computers
  • He prosecuted a claim that the trademark of the author of one of the best-selling books in American history had been improperly appropriated by her hometown museum
  • He created a strategy for licensing of early, unpublished photographs of one America’s most famous musical artists
  • He both prosecuted and defended actions involving meta-tagging, data scraping, web-crawling, deep-linking and cyber-squatting