Continually inspired by our clients’ bright ideas and creativity, we maintain an intellectual property (IP) practice to advise clients on how to best protect, commercialize, innovate upon, and share their IP. This includes counseling clients on trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters. We also provide comprehensive review and drafting of IP-related contracts of all types, with a focus on moving key relationships and collaborations forward.
For our corporate and business clients, we assist with securing necessary trademark or copyright registrations, assignments, and licenses to enable them to conduct their business now and grow in the future.
For our individual creative clients, we help our clients understand and advocate for the value of their original creations through clear and mutually beneficial contracts and securing applicable IP registrations. We review, negotiate, and draft agreements tailored to creators’ practices and values. Our attorneys are well-versed in the Fair Artists’ Reserved Equity (FARE) contract.
Services include advice and preparation of trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and state of California, copyright registrations with the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO), license agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, work-for-hire agreements, collaboration agreements, independent contractor agreements, consulting agreements, commission agreements, purchase and sale of artwork, and other contracts. Our team has advised individuals and firms in industries such as consumer products, art, fashion and apparel, investment management, production, and non-profits.