In a business environment marked by rapid technological development and an increasingly global marketplace, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets can be critical assets of a productive and competitive business enterprise, regardless of company size or geographic scope.
McGuireWoods’ intellectual property litigators work alongside our transactional lawyers to protect our clients' interests before the U.S. Board of Patent Appeals, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and in state and federal courts across the country. We represent large, medium and small companies, as well as individual entrepreneurs. Our lawyers have been at the forefront of legal developments in the intellectual property area, have published and lectured on intellectual property topics, and serve as active members in local, state, national and international intellectual property associations.
Our clients include retailers, merchandisers, real estate developers, manufacturers, financial institutions, health care providers, insurance companies, telecommunications providers, pharmaceutical companies, importers, computer software developers, computer hardware retailers, advertising agencies, artists and restaurants. We regularly litigate intellectual property matters regarding copyright, licensing, patent, trade secrets, trademark, trade dress and unfair competition.
We have litigated patent cases across the country, including in patent hot-spot jurisdictions such as the Eastern District of Virginia, the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the Central District of California. Our lawyers are also well versed in all areas covered by and related to the U.S. Lanham Act, including trademark, trade dress, dilution, false advertising, and unfair competition litigation. Our team handles domain name disputes and claims arising from the sale of counterfeit or gray market goods on the Internet.
Our group has considerable experience prosecuting and defending trade secret misappropriation claims, ranging from cases involving departed employees to industrial espionage. We regularly help clients protect the security of their data and navigate a growing list of federal and state data security and privacy laws and international privacy directives. In addition, we advise on all aspects of copyright law, including registration and licensing.