Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Attorneys

Gammon & Grange is located in northern Virginia, home of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and the Internet capital of the world. We offer comprehensive advice on the protection and use of intellectual property, including a full complement of services related to trademarks, service marks, trade dress, domain names, copyright, trade secrets, rights of publicity, unfair competition, Internet, technology, and e-commerce.

Trademarks. Our lawyers have helped hundreds of organizations successfully obtain and defend federal trademark registrations. In past years, we have earned recognition as one of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's top filers of trademark applications. In addition to trademark registration, we also handle a wide variety of trademark–related matters, including:

  • Trademark searching and clearance
  • Trademark renewal applications and incontestability filings
  • Trademark licensing
  • Trademark watching and enforcement
  • Counseling on branding issues and use and protection of logos, slogans, corporate names, product names, and program names
  • Trademark dispute resolution, including Trademark Trial & Appeal Board proceedings and infringement litigation
  • Foreign trademark protection
  • Trademark portfolio management
  • Creation of organizational trademark/logo style manuals
  • Protection of online trademark use (domain name anti-cybersquatting enforcement)

Copyright. We assist organizations in registering and protecting their copyrightable works and provide counsel on all types of copyright issues, including:

  • Copyright infringement dispute resolution and litigation
  • Copyright licensing agreements
  • Permission clearances for use of music, artwork, and other forms of creative works
  • Employee IP ownership policies
  • Publishing contracts,
  • Statutory webcasting licenses
  • Obtaining royalty funds for television programs broadcast through cable and satellite systems from the Copyright Royalty Board

Technology/E-Commerce. Our attorneys are also skilled in the computer, Internet, and electronic communications practice areas, advising clients on Internet and technology issues such as:

  • Software and click-wrap licensing
  • Web development and hosting agreements
  • Application service provider agreements
  • Online privacy policies
  • Various e-commerce agreements

Domain names. Domain names are more than just web addresses; they are valuable forms of intellectual property. We assist various domain names issues, including:

  • Domain name dispute resolution arbitration and litigation
  • Cease-and-desist letters
  • Negotiation of domain name purchases
  • Advise on domain name strategies
  • Domain name audits
  • Domain name portfolio management
  • Domain name registration
  • Domain name watch services
  • Internet searching and monitoring

Experienced Intellectual Property Lawyers

Gammon & Grange, pioneer of the Legal Audit Questionnaire™, also offers an Intellectual Property Audit to assist clients in assessing areas of potential risk or weakness.

In today's marketplace, intellectual property is often an organization's most valuable asset - it may even constitute a company's entire business. Our goal is to help clients develop an integrated and effective intellectual property strategy that maximizes protection, security, and enforcement of their rights.