We have great respect for creative expression. For many of our clients, their creative expression is their livelihood. Our Copyrights & Trade Secrets practice group is dedicated to providing protection for literary and artistic accomplishments, advising in matters of registration, licensing and transfer of music, photographs, jewelry, artwork and script properties. Where a client finds it necessary to enforce its copyrights or defend claims of copyright infringement by others, we provide the litigation and negotiation skills needed to obtain the most cost effective solution.
At times there is an advantage in securing certain innovations as trade secrets rather than seeking patent protection. For instance, proprietary information may not be patentable subject matter, or the client may not wish to disclose the information to the public. Under such circumstances, we will counsel our clients on the appropriate legal measures for this alternative approach to protecting trade secrets and confidential know-how.