Intellectual Property, Trademarks & Copyright

Sherman & Howard’s intellectual property attorneys assist and counsel clients – from Fortune 500 companies to small-cap enterprises and emerging start-ups – in protecting their valuable intellectual property assets: patents, copyrights, trademarks, software, know-how, trade secrets, goodwill, Internet domains and competitive intelligence. We have cutting-edge expertise in applying both emerging and established principles of intellectual property law to every type of commerce. Our experience covers all phases of development, maintenance and enforcement of intellectual property portfolios, including: copyright ownership and registration; branding and marketing strategies; trademark clearance, registration and enforcement; patent enforcement and licensing; employee non-competition; trade secret protection; development of internal protection programs; due diligence IP audits in mergers and acquisitions; internet domain acquisition and protection; licensing, assignment and other technology transfers; WIPO and other online interference disputes; online contracts and e-commerce transactions; software and systems development and protection; vendor, distribution and strategic alliance agreements; and marketing strategies. When formal legal measures become necessary, we are at our client’s side in State and Federal courts, as well as in private mediation and arbitration venues, to vigorously defend and enforce the protection of these rights.