Intellectual Property / Internet Litigation

The dawn of the digital age has magnified the need to protect intellectual property rights as copyright, trademark and Internet law evolves to keep pace with the constant change in technology.  Whether your issue involves the unauthorized use of a logo, the sale of counterfeit software and packaging, or a dispute over the right to a domain name, what is needed is a comprehensive understanding of how intellectual property law works, what intellectual property law protects, and how to strategically position your case to best ensure a desired outcome.

At Ring Bender, our lawyers have successfully handled intellectual property matters in all aspects of federal and state courts from the filing of the lawsuit through all phases of appeal, including claims of cybersquatting, counterfeiting, trademark and copyright infringement, trade dress infringement, false advertising, unfair competition, rights of publicity, and domain name disputes.  We have applied our expertise to a wide range of industries such as software development, domain name registration, financial services, clothing, music, toys, and comic book artists.

At Ring Bender, we are trial attorneys. Although we are always looking for favorable options for early resolution, our case development strategy is based on the assumption that a case is going to trial. Our track record of success means our adversaries must respect our willingness to take a case to trial, which ultimately results in better outcomes for our clients, and often allows for earlier resolution on more favorable terms. This approach enables Ring Bender to assist you in maximizing the value of your intellectual property and preventing the infringement of these rights.

We also recognize that alternative dispute resolution and settlement may be in a client’s best interest. We have resolved matters through consent orders and through creative resolutions which can turn costly litigation into profitable business transactions.

We believe that intellectual property protection is best approached with a thorough understanding of a client’s business strategy and goals. Our lawyers serve as strategic advisors to our clients, counseling clients not only in the development and protection of intellectual property resources but on how best to utilize those assets to advance business interests. We not only have the technical know-how to handle complex intellectual property issues, but also the practical understanding of the needs of businesses. We know that the primary reason for protecting and enforcing intellectual property is to advance a company’s business interests and this philosophy guides our Intellectual Property and Internet practice.

Our intellectual property attorneys can assist you with:

  • Trademark, trade dress, or copyright infringement claims
  • Anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy claims
  • Protecting your marks and domain names, and handling domain-name disputes
  • Anti-Cybersquatting claims under the ACPA and parallel state statutes
  • Counseling for risk assessment and portfolio management
  • Advising on advertising, marketing, promotions, and other FTC issues
  • Strategic advice on intellectual property protection and enforcement programs
  • Advice and guidance with branding and licensing strategies