Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham protects and enforces the intellectual property rights of its clients. Trademarks and copyrights are valuable assets of almost every business. We help clients with their selection and proper use of trademarks to develop and enhance the legal aspects of their brand identity. We provide analysis of trademark searches and strategize with the client for cost effective protection. We prepare and file applications to register copyrights and trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office. We enforce those rights in U.S. federal courts. The Firm also defends clients against claims of 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 trademark maintenance deadlines.

Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham is experienced in strategic trademark counselling, protection, and brand enhancement, both on and off the internet. The firm counsels on unfair competition, false advertising claims, evaluating distinctiveness of marks, determining priority, avoiding loss of rights in marks, and territorial analysis. Internationally, the firm advises on international registration programs and strategy, Madrid Protocol issues, and trademark licenses and world wide registration abroad marks through its network of foreign associates.

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board experience includes oppositions, cancellations and concurrent use proceedings as well as appeals to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

In the internet context, the firm is familiar with UDRP and ACPA actions, DMCA enforcement, domain acquisition and enforcement, keyword and meta tag counseling, and other emerging online issues.

The firm is available for trademark and related intellectual property rights counselling in corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham regularly provides advice on copyright law, in traditional media and 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.

Advice on copyright issues include entertainment works, motion pictures, software, art, photography and literary works. The Firm deals with copyright issues which includes the scope of copyright protection, international protection and enforcement, derivative works, joint works, publication issues, co-ownership issues, duration, renewal, registration and recordation, moral rights, recapture, assignments licenses and transfers, termination of transfers, infringement proceedings and license enforcement.

Of course, with our copyright litigation experience, both defensive and offensive, we are ready to fight for you in Court.

Rights Of Publicity
We enforce and defend claims which arise from rights of publicity and help determine whether such claims are enforceable in the context of advertising, media and entertainment content.


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