Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, Licensing Agreements

Icard Merrill's highly regarded intellectual property law group is accomplished in all aspects of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing agreements. Whether our clients require consultation, trademark and patent procurement, copyright applications, patent reexamination, trademark opposition and cancellation, or other counsel related to these intellectual property concerns, we have the knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive and outstanding representation in this unique area of law.

Patents

Protecting valuable innovations through patents can be a critical element of success for both corporate and individual enterprises. Icard Merrill’s patent law attorneys have extensive knowledge of the laws, regulations, and rules governing patent practice. Our legal services include patent portfolio consultation and management, licensing, and the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications in the United States and abroad. Icard Merrill’s patent lawyers are registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in patent matters and work closely with foreign affiliates to satisfy our clients’ global patent law litigation requirements.

The established experience and skill of our patent law attorneys in representing clients in all facets of patent law ensures quality, practical, and cost-effective representation tailored to our clients' specific business needs.

Trademarks and Copyrights

Icard Merrill’s trademark and copyright attorneys represent a diverse assembly of clients from numerous industries, including entertainment, literary, software, and internet services. These experienced attorneys advise clients on methods to protect their interests in trademark and copyright registration. Our comprehensive representation of trademark clients addresses the complete scope of legal services, including trademark clearance searches, foreign, federal, and state trademark registrations, trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, trademark disputes, contracts, and licensing agreements.

Icard Merrill’s accomplished team is similarly experienced in representing clients with copyright matters, including securing federal copyright registrations and providing general legal counsel, as well as policing and enforcement of copyrights.

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Licensing Agreements

For clients who have already secured intellectual property law protection, Icard Merrill can assist in maximizing the value of their patent, trademark, or copyright through the creation of licensing agreements. Our licensing law attorneys have successfully negotiated and drafted licensing agreements for many types of technology, products, and software owned or used by our clients in their business or personal lives.

Contact us to learn more about the experience of Icard's Merrill's intellectual property attorneys and how they can utilize this experience on your behalf regarding all patent, trademark, copyright, and licensing agreement matters.