Hiscock & Barclay
Hiscock & Barclay

Branding, Trademarks & Copyrights

Our attorneys assist a wide array of clients in establishing, protecting, commercializing, and enforcing their brands, trademarks, and copyrights, both domestically and internationally. Our clients range from large multi-nationals to individual entrepreneurs and span virtually every field of commerce.

We provide clients with practical and cost- effective enforcement programs to prevent the importation and exportation of counterfeit products. Our attorneys negotiate and draft a wide range of agreements, such as licenses, transfers or assignments, joint ventures, coexistence, product development, and are involved in the purchase and sale of intellectual property assets, including conducting due diligence for acquisitions and mergers.

When it comes to enforcement, we represent clients’ intellectual property interests in adversarial proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Trade Commission, in Court and before other domestic and international tribunals.

Trademarks

Our attorneys and staff efficiently and effectively search and advise clients on trademark availability, and clear, file and prosecute trademark applications throughout the world. In addition to procuring trademarks and managing global intellectual property portfolios, our lawyers counsel clients on domain name issues, and developing and implementing strategies for protecting intellectual property rights on the Internet against cyber squatters.

Copyrights

We prepare and prosecute copyright registrations, assure ownership of valuable works of authorship, make sure assignments, transfers and works made for hire are appropriately vetted, and we counsel clients on the validity of copyrights and prepare infringement opinions. Our attorneys are experienced in traditional media, keep apprised of changes in the law, and are continuously analyzing protection that is available for new media, including the use of copyright works on the internet.

Emerging Technologies

Our Emerging Technology Team supports emerging technology companies in every step of the business building process, from start-up to protecting their intellectual property to exit strategies.  Recognizing the needs of start-up entrepreneurs, we tailor our full range of legal services with fee agreements specific to each client's business goals and objectives.