Background - Practices (Details)

Intellectual Property

Crowell & Moring offers the full array of intellectual property legal services, from prosecution and protection of patents and trademarks, to litigation involving unfair competition, copyrights, and trade secrets. In this information-technology age, it is no longer enough to procure intellectual property rights. To be successful, companies must be vigilant in maintaining and enforcing these rights. We assist our clients in such efforts.

Crowell & Moring lawyers offer their combined skills and experience across the full range of intellectual property disciplines. Our intellectual property litigators an extensive record of success in complex litigation and in jury and non-jury trials. We also design and implement licensing schemes for all types of intellectual property assets, and draft and negotiate complex licenses and technology transfer agreements. We regularly conduct training regarding intellectual property protection and assist clients in setting up internal policing and enforcement policies.

Representative Engagements

  • Defended intellectual property claims arising out of alleged copying of protected images by websites using a credit card processing service.
  • Defended an Internet company against copyright infringement claims brought by three video game software companies (EA, Nintendo, and Sega) relating to an online auctions platform.
  • Represented retailers in trademark, trade dress, domain name (including cybersquatting), and copyright issues.
  • Assisted in the creation, development, and implementation of a product review process for a Fortune 500 company relating to footwear, clothing, video games, and household appliances.