The attorneys of our Intellectual Property group work with clients to create, manage and enhance the value of their intellectual property. We also help them protect their assets, exploit opportunities to create added value through licensing and acquisition, obtain financing, and protect against infringement by unauthorized parties.
Broad and Cassel provides legal counsel for intellectual property matters in these areas:
- Identification and protection of intellectual property assets by developing protection and licensing strategies, filing and prosecuting patent, trademark and copyright applications and implementing trade secret protection programs
- Establishing effective brand management and enforcement programs
- Licensing and acquisition transactions to enhance the value of a client’s portfolio of intellectual property assets
- Facilitating access to capital markets and intellectual property asset-based financing
- Dispute resolution and litigation involving intellectual property
- Tax counsel relating to intellectual property assets
“Whether you are a small business owner or a large public company, you need an effective program for protecting your intellectual property from counterfeiters.”
A particular focus of our attorneys is anti-counterfeiting enforcement and brand protection. Whether you are a small business owner or a large public company, you need an effective program for protecting your intellectual property from counterfeiters. Our team of experienced attorneys provides clients with a thorough and exhaustive plan to help deal with counterfeiters, engaging federal, state and local law enforcement agencies for criminal prosecution and pursuing counterfeiters through civil litigation in the courts.
A selection of recent experience includes:
- Representation of Coach, Inc. in one of the most important and publicized counterfeiting cases in Florida, Coach, Inc. and Coach Services, Inc. v. Swap Shop, Inc., et. al.
- Representation of Luxottica Group S.p.A. and Oakley, Inc. in connection with a contributory trademark counterfeiting lawsuit against the owners of a shopping center and indoor flea market in College Park, Ga. The case is Luxottica Group S.p.A. and Oakley, Inc. v. Airport Mini Mall, LLC, al. (Case No. 15-01422) (N.D. Ga.). A federal jury awarded $1.9 million in February 2017.
- Representation of Luxottica Group and Oakley, Inc. in Luxottica Group S.p.A. v. Airport Mini Mall, LLC, et. al. This may be the first time in which a court has recognized the application of the doctrine of contributory trademark infringement to a landlord that wasn’t also the flea market owner/operator.