INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Graziadei & Associates understands that a great law firm plays a pivotal role in the growth of its clients’ businesses, particularly with regard to intellectual property.  Our intellectual property practice focuses on all issues of brand and product development, as well as creative licensing, entertainment, gaming, and emerging legal issues.  As a law firm specializing in technology, media, and entertainment start-ups, we offer a range of services to develop, acquire, enforce, and defend your IP rights.

The following is a list of our focus areas and sample services.

Copyright & Entertainment Law

G&A’s clients span a range of industries in the copyright arena, including media and advertising agencies, fashion technology companies, clothing/textile brands, motion picture funds and producers, writers, bloggers, software companies, green technology companies, and more.  Our lawyers specialize in many areas of copyright law, including:

  • Counseling and advising on copyright filings, emerging industry issues, and infringement;
  • Advising and filing for copyright registrations;
  • Handling infringement matters; and
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements relating to scripts, licensing, and software.

Trademark Law

Trademarks are an absolutely essential initial step in brand development.  Our trademark practice goes hand-in-hand with your corporate and brand development.  We work with both emerging and traditional corporate entities to ensure that their corporate identity is protected and defended.  Our services include:

  • Advising, searching, and analyzing trademark availability;
  • Preparing and registering your corporate name, logo, trade dress, and trade name with the USPTO and international registrars;
  • Reviewing and maintaining trademark portfolios;
  • Monitoring for potential infringement;
  • Licensing, assigning, and transacting trademarks between individuals and entities; and
  • Handling infringement matters.

Internet Law

G&A recognizes that in today’s economy, no matter what you do, the Internet will play an integral role in your company's development. We are expert in enforcing our client's rights in cyberspace, whether those rights involve copyright or trademark on pirate web sites illegally distributing protected content, seeking to sell counterfeit goods, or to simply profit from the confusion created by misleading the public.

We carefully monitor all emerging policies concerning sharing and privacy issues, as well as e-commerce and social media policy. Through G&A's alliances with prestigious Italy-based law firms, Graziadei & Associates represents many of the best-known and most valuable brands in the world, including multinationals in the automotive, fashion, food, furniture, sports, entertainment, cosmetics, and textiles industries, in matters concerning the enforcement of their intellectual property rights in cyberspace including copyright, design, trademark, brand-protection, anti-counterfeiting, and domain-name litigation worldwide. 

Some of our services in this area include:

  • Monitoring and enforcement against abusive domain-name registration and use;
  • Anti-counterfeiting in the fashion, food, furniture, design, and consumer goods industries;
  • Brand monitoring and reputation protection on social media platforms;
  • Anti-digital piracy of protected works;
  • Launch and development of corporate websites, and e-commerce platforms;
  • Advising on and drafting of terms of service, privacy, and sharing policies;
  • Counsel on licensing technology and sub-licensing software; and
  • Counsel on digital distribution of film and music.