Shackelford represents clients in transactional and litigation matters in all areas of intellectual property, including copyright, trademark, and patent law.
In the ever-evolving world of copyright law, our attorneys remain consistently up to date with all aspects of ownership and enforcement rights for our clients’ copyrights. Copyright enforcement does not end with the copyright registration process; we also work earnestly and carefully with clients to regain copyrights through the termination process, and to redress and defend copyright infringements. Our attorneys negotiate and draft licensing agreements, acquisition agreements, and other arrangements that enable our clients to monetize their copyrights and enforce their ownership rights in intellectual property.
Trademark protection is vital for all businesses to protect and maintain their unique brands. Our attorneys understand the importance of preserving this identity, and work with clients in countless industries at all stages of business development. We provide trademark search services to analyze a trademark’s likelihood of full protection for federal trademarks through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, state protection through the state governments, as well as international protection for clients with a global presence. Our attorneys will follow the trademark registration process from application to certification, monitor the process and argue against any refusals or objections filed against the application with the US Patent & Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. Once clients’ marks receive trademark protection, we work closely with clients to protect against infringement and defend trademark infringement claims, as well as to negotiate and draft various trademark agreements, such as licensing agreements and co-existence agreements.
Our patent attorneys work diligently to prepare, prosecute, appeal, and enforce our clients’ patent applications and registered patents. We will work with our clients on all aspects of the patent application process, from determining the viability of a patent, to filing the application and following the application through the examination process. We also work with clients who have registered patents in their portfolios, and analyze and litigate patent infringement cases.
Specific examples of representation include: