U.S. Litigation & Enforcement

U.S. Litigation & Enforcement

The Litigation & Enforcement Group concentrates on protecting the valuable intellectual property rights of our clients.  Whether a famous trademark or slogan, distinctive package design, copyright in a popular song, patented drug,  computer program, or toy we help ensure that our clients’ proprietary rights are secure from infringement. We work closely with clients to learn the intricacies of their business and draw upon a wide array of resources, including both governmental and non-governmental entities, to customize enforcement programs to suit the individual needs of each client. We also advise clients on how to avoid costly infringement claims by others and help them achieve favorable early resolution of their intellectual property disputes.

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+ Qualified and Experienced U.S. Litigators

Our award-winning Litigation & Enforcement Group is comprised of highly ranked, seasoned litigators with a wealth of experience.  Recently, Ladas & Parry was ranked number 21 nationwide in the number of actions it handled before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving all types of intellectual property and related rights, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, domain names, unfair competition, the right of publicity, as well as libel and First Amendment issues. Our attorneys appear before state and federal courts, the TTAB, the Board of Patent Interferences, and the International Trade Commission as well as represent clients in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) Proceedings.

+ Pre-Litigation Claim/Defense Evaluation and Advising

From the outset, we work closely with each client to formulate a comprehensive strategy in order to maximize the prospects for achieving a prompt, successful and cost-effective resolution of intellectual property disputes.  We carefully examine the circumstances surrounding their dispute, counsel them on the applicable law, and help them determine appropriate action commensurate with their goals, including evaluation of potential alternatives to litigation, including coexistence agreements, strategic alliances and licenses, as well as arbitration and mediation.

+ National and International Policing, Enforcement, and Anti-Counterfeiting

Effective protection of intellectual property rights requires that owners remain vigilant and police the marketplace for infringement. We assist clients in designing multi-faceted enforcement programs, which utilize an array of enforcement tools, including marketplace surveillance, recordal of rights with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and ex parte seizure of counterfeit merchandise. Our attorneys are highly experienced in anti-counterfeiting.  In fact, our attorneys have trained Customs agents on counterfeit detection and have taken part one of the largest counterfeit luxury watch seizures in U.S. history. Our attorneys work closely with Customs officials and law enforcement to ensure that our clients’ rights receive maximum protection.