A businesses’ proprietary information and intellectual property can offer a competitive edge in the marketplace (and can also be one of the first assets a prospective business partner or investor will look at in evaluating a business). The value of these assets can be diminished if not properly protected. There can be various aspects to getting your intellectual property house in order including not only securing, registering, and protecting your intellectual property against third parties, but also doing the proper due diligence to try and ensure what your business is proposing should not materially conflict with the intellectual rights of a third party, which may expose your business to unnecessary risk. You don’t want to be the sad cautionary tale of the business that put all its time and resources into creating, promoting, and building up a brand only to later find out that someone else already claims rights in that brand name, trademark, design, etc. Ugh!
Whether we are assisting you or your company in the clearance of a new brand, product name or design, handling the prosecution to register your intellectual property with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or another government agency and/or protecting your intellectual property against misappropriation or infringement by third parties, if it is important to you and your business it is important to us.
We want to help you maximize the value of your company’s intellectual property assets (trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, and copyright) and protect those assets together with the goodwill of your business from third party infringers.
Process Section / Areas of Specialization
Modus provides a broad range of Intellectual Property services to clients across a range of industries (including food and beverage, beauty, social enterprise, art, entertainment, and technology). Whether you are a startup looking to clear and file a trademark application for a brand or product name prior to launch or an established company that never quite got around to registering its intellectual property, now may be the time.
On other occasions, you may need someone to send a cease and desist letter or handle that unpleasant phone call when someone has stepped on your intellectual property toes and/or needs a gentle reminder of the consequences of not respecting your intellectual property. We will handle those calls and leave you to the important work of running the business.
From clearance, prosecution and registration, to licensing, policing, enforcement and dispute resolution. We are ready to assist you.
- Intellectual Property portfolio evaluation
- Brand and Trademark Clearance
(preliminary federal registration scans and full search report review and analysis), trademark application filings (intent-to-use or use-based applications), and prosecution through to registration (including responding to Office Actions or refusals to register issued by the Trademark Office)
- Brand protection and enforcement strategies
- Post-registration maintenance and renewals
- Intellectual Property licenses, agreements, and assignments
- Copyright counseling and enforcement
- IP related due diligence for potential mergers and acquisitions
- Trade Secrets and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
Disclaimer: The following is for general information purposes only and should not be construed as or used in place of legal advice.
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My main practice is Intellectual Property law. Specializing in clearance, prosecution and registration issues, to licensing, enforcement and dispute resolution.