Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham protects and enforces the intellectual property rights of its clients. Patents, trademarks and copyrights are valuable assets of almost every business. We prepare and file applications to register copyrights and trademarks, and to obtain patents, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office. We enforce those rights in U.S. federal courts and via federal government agencies, such as United States Customs and Border Protection. The Firm also defends clients against claims of patent, trademark and copyright infringement. In many cases, clients may have insurance coverage to help pay some of their defense costs. For those clients with portfolios of trademarks and other intellectual property, we manage those portfolios by keeping track of the many various deadlines that apply to intellectual property, such as the renewal of trademark registrations and the payment of patent maintenance fees.
Our patent attorneys have long histories of patent procurement. More importantly, the quality of many of those patents have been tested and scrutinized in court. We believe that a good patent attorney should know firsthand how patents are litigated in court, and a client should demand that their patent attorney is also a patent litigator too.
Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham has vast experience in strategic trademark counseling and protection, and brand enhancement, both on and off the internet:
International trademark and domain registration, and policing, including registration of marks worldwide;
Opposition, Cancellation, and Litigation;
UDRP and ACPA actions, auction monitoring, DMCA enforcement, domain acquisition and enforcement, keyword and meta tag counseling, parking, tasting and other emerging online issues; and
Trademark and related intellectual property rights counseling in corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham regularly provides advice on copyright law, in particular with respect to the Internet and digital devices. For example, we provide advice regarding Internet/digital distribution copyright issues, Fair use issues, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbor issues, open source code issues, and licensing.
Of course, with our copyright litigation experience, both defensive and offensive, we are ready to fight for you in Court, including within Customs and the International Trade Commission (ITC).