Intellectual Property & Technology
Intellectual Property and Technology: Through our team of seasoned attorneys, Burgher Gray offers a full range of legal services in the field of intellectual property and technology law, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret protection, unfair competition and licensing. Our intellectual property and technology attorneys typically work with our mergers and acquisitions, finance and other lawyers in the context of their transactions to diligence the ownership, registration status and transferability of intellectual property rights that are implicated in such transactions, whether as collateral security in a financing transaction, as the subject of an absolute transfer or otherwise.
Patent: Whether you are concerned with the patentability of an invention, the validity of an existing patent or the extent to which conduct infringes or otherwise violates existing patents, Burgher Gray attorneys are equipped to advise you. We advise clients regarding the patentability of their inventions and any infringement issues, perform patent validity and infringement searches, prepare and file patent applications, both domestically and internationally, as well as assist our clients in pursuing and defending patent infringement litigation.
Trademark: Burgher Gray counsels clients in connection with the registration of all types of marks, including trademarks, service marks and certification marks. We assist clients in connection with the preparation, filing and prosecution of applications to register marks domestically and internationally. We represent clients on trademark and trade dress infringement issues, as well as in connection with trademark disputes. Our attorneys also conduct trademark clearance searches, and advise clients on domain name disputes and seek cancellation or transfer of infringing domain names when appropriate.
Copyright: We provide legal advice and counsel to, and otherwise assist, our clients in connection with copyright registration, assignment, and clearance issues.
Licensing: At Burgher Gray, we advise our clients in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of intellectual property licensing agreements, including sublicenses, covering all various types of intellectual property assets. Our experience representing both licensees and licensors enable us to understand and anticipate the variety of issues that may arise in the context of a licensing transaction.
Unfair Competition: Burgher Gray attorneys are experienced at defending and prosecuting unfair competition claims, which often arise from allegations of intellectual property right infringement.