Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secrets
Protecting your intellectual property is one of the most important investments you can make. Trademark, copyright, and trade secret threats can affect the bottom line of large, medium and small sized organizations. Writers, musicians, and artists are also at risk. No business or industry is immune from potential loss.
Our attorneys have counseled Fortune 500 companies, publically traded and private companies, startups and individual artists to mitigate possible conflicts before they grow. We work with you to guard your business identity, confidential information, architectural designs and plans, technological advances, or artistic works. We understand the value and challenge of protecting what is unique to your competitive livelihood.
Brouse IP teams manage the trademark and copyright application process all the way through to registration. If needed, they work with the Trademark Examiner or appeal decisions to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. When appropriate, we protect your rights by providing enforcement in both federal and state courts through restraining orders, injunctions, trials, and judgments.
In federal court we defend our clients’ intellectual property pursuant to The Copyright Act, The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, The Lanham Act, and The Trademark Counterfeiting Act and at the state level, the Ohio Uniform Trade Secret Act and the Ohio Deceptive Trade Practices Act. We also defend our clients against various allegations of infringement and invalidity under those same statutes.
The Brouse trademark, copyright, and trade secrets law attorneys represent manufacturers, developers, distributors, retail businesses, franchisees, museums, and individuals. We have:
- Implemented strategies to safely exploit or market trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks;
- Considered and recommended strategies for the protection of intellectual property;
- Initiated or responded to “cease and desist” letters concerning trademark or copyright;
- Defended against allegations of defamation, trademark infringement, and copyright infringement;
- Negotiated enforcement of non-disclosure agreements including litigating to prevent former employees from violating non-compete and non-disclosure agreements;
- Evaluated fair use and open access issues;
- Litigated to protect trade secrets;
- Implemented best practices to protect trade secrets during discovery disclosures;
- Prosecuted and defended claims of tortuous interference with business relations; and
- Obtained insurance coverage for intellectual property disputes under existing policies.