Practices

Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Names and Trade Secrets

Chambliss helps clients across a broad spectrum of industries maximize their intellectual property assets including their copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade names and trade secrets.

Copyrights
Chambliss intellectual property lawyers counsel clients regarding the protection and use of copyrighted materials in both the United States and abroad. Lawyers assist clients with the preparation and filing of copyright registration applications in the United States Copyright Office. Additionally, lawyers negotiate and prepare copyright licensing agreements. If needed, the firm also represents clients in litigation relating to the scope and infringement of copyrights.

Trademarks
Chambliss trademark lawyers advise clients on the selection and protection of their valuable trademarks, service marks, certification marks and trade names. Lawyers conduct thorough searches to determine a mark's availability for use and registration and prepare and prosecute applications for registration of trademarks and service marks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, state trademark offices and (with the assistance of foreign attorneys) abroad. Lawyers also assist clients with the monitoring and maintenance of their valuable marks and names.

In addition, the firm regularly handles cancellation and opposition proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The firm’s litigators also handle a wide variety of matters ranging from enforcement actions to infringement claims.

Trade Names
Organizations wishing to do business under an assumed name rely on Chambliss lawyers for assistance registering their organization’s trade name. While trademarks are symbols, logos and slogans that organizations use to distinguish their products and services from those of their competitors, trade names are the names under which organizations do business. Chambliss guides new organizations and organizations that are already incorporated, but want to do business under another name, through the trade name registration process. 

Trade Secrets
Successful organizations know that the key to remaining competitive is closely guarding confidential information. Organizations, large and small, trust Chambliss to help them to protect valuable commercial information that gives them an advantage over competitors. 

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