Trademark, Copyright & IP Counseling

CH&'s Trademark, Copyright & IP team counsels clients in developing protection and enforcement strategies, licensing, monetizing their brands and content, and defending their rights against infringement claims.

Trademark & Brand Protection

Every business has a brand - the way their customers identify them. We counsel clients in the selection, protection, and enforcement of those brands, in such forms as trademarks, trade names, logos, slogans, and trade dress. We efficiently manage portfolios of all sizes for clients at every stage, from emerging companies to mature, multi-national businesses.

Copyright, Content Use and Protection

Protecting what you create and what your contractors create for you. Licensing content owned by others. Determining what content you can use without permission. Enforcing rights against infringement and defending businesses from allegations of copyright infringement. We help clients navigate the complex world of copyright law.

Social Media, Domain Names, and Internet

Our IP team has experience advising clients in the rapidly-changing online environment. Help clients utilize the tools available to grow business online.

  • Social Media
  • UDRP Proceedings
  • ACPA Complaints and Cybersquatting
  • Domain Name Registration and Acquisition
  • Management of Domain Name Portfolios
  • Internet Monitoring for Infringements

IP Counseling

  • Security Interests for IP Rights
  • Recordal of IP Registrations with Customs - U.S. and International
  • Rights of Publicity
  • Character Rights
  • Protection for Idea Submissions
  • Trade Secret Agreements
  • Pre-publication Libel Reviews

IP Litigation & Enforcement

  • Trademark Infringement - U.S. Federal and State Courts
  • TTAB Proceedings
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement
  • Copyright Infringement - U.S. Federal Courts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Mediation
  • Domain Name Disputes/UDRPs

Patent

We assist clients in protecting and commercializing their patents, inventions and technology.

Attorneys in the Trademark & Copyright group have represented clients in the following transactions:

  • Represents creators of “That’sWhatSheSaid” theater production in defense of copyright claims based on fair use
  • Manages global trademark portfolio for United Online companies (United Online, NetZero, MyPoints.com, Juno)
  • Represents popular Vancouver, BC-based Meat & Bread Sandwich Company in trademark and copyright protection
  • Registers and enforces copyrights for video game manufacturers and mobile gaming companies
  • Manages global trademark portfolio for produce import and distribution companies
  • Represented Wolverine Worldwide companies in the protection and enforcement of its global trademark portfolio
  • Cleared and licensed more than a dozen songs, from popular to obscure, for inclusion on compilation CD, “Take Me Out to a Cubs Game”
  • Defended mobile app developer from trademark infringement claims

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CH& helps rural electric co-op obtain favorable power purchase agreement to sell power from geothermal power plant

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CH& Helps Heritage Distilling Successfully Navigate Trademark Dispute over Batch No. 12

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CH& Receives Favorable Land Use Verdict in Federal Court for Seattle High School to Update Athletic Field Sound and Lighting

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CH& Client Negotiates Successful Sale of Majority Interest in Bellevue High-Rise ELEV8

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CH& Successfully Defends West Mountain Golf Course $7 million dollar bankruptcy claims

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