Industries & Practices

Intellectual Property

We are trademark, copyright and patent attorneys, helping clients build and protect their intangible assets.

Overview

Our full-service practice advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, internet issues and trade secrets. Clients from a wide variety of industries value our team’s technical background and legal and business knowledge. We collaborate with businesses and individuals across the globe to evaluate, license, protect and enforce IP, providing tailored solutions that advance our clients objectives.

Our attorneys advise on a full range of IP issues:

  • Enforcement actions and litigation
  • Trademark portfolio management
  • Trade secrets, technology transfer and licensing
  • Internet and digital media issues
  • IP licensing and transactions
  • IP audits and strategies
  • Copyrights
  • Patent prosecution, counseling and transactions
  • Join research, development and joint ventures
  • Advertising, false advertising and unfair competition

Types of clients we represent:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Private businesses
  • Publicly held businesses
  • Health care entities

Related Industries & Practices

Areas of Focus
Trademarks

Organizations of all types and sizes rely upon the Lanham Act to safeguard their brand, business names, slogans, logos, packaging design, trade dress and more. Whether registering a trademark at the state or federal level or conducting trademark clearance, we help our clients take a proactive and strategic approach to trademark compliance from the start. Likewise, in both infringement enforcement and defense, we are an experienced partner, ensuring common law rights are not abused nor violated.

Copyrights

From software code to website content, we assist in initial copyright registration, as well as infringement enforcement to ensure control over original work is maintained. And to optimize the value of copyrighted material, we manage transactional arrangements involving copyrights, including the assignment of ownership and licensing.

Patents

Especially in the area of technology (including software, information technology, mechanical and electromechanical assets), our team is experienced in patent registration, clearance, litigation and patent-related transactions. Because filing for and defending a patent often requires a significant investment, our goal is to provide clear and practical counsel that stewards our clients’ time and resources.

Internet Issues

To protect web-based assets, we file and defend domain name disputes, investigate online copyright infringement and send takedown notices. We also perform an ongoing review and analysis of websites and advise clients on best practices for establishing privacy policies and procedures designed to protect proprietary information. In the event of a privacy breach or security issue, we quickly address the loss of consumer, financial and health data, while taking measures to prevent recurrence.

Trade Secrets

Our attorneys recognize that trade secrets are often a company’s most valuable asset, reflecting advanced innovations and competitive advantage. We advise and counsel clients on best practices for maintaining, protecting and enforcing trade secrets. We also defend against claims of trade secret misappropriation across a range of industries and technologies. 

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Amanda M. Grandjean Amanda M. Grandjean Associate
Amanda M. Grandjean Associate
Columbus
614.227.6062
agrandjean@bricker.com
David S. Jackson David S. Jackson Partner
David S. Jackson Partner
Columbus
614.227.4818
djackson@bricker.com
Megan Savage Knox Megan Savage Knox Staff Attorney
Megan Savage Knox Staff Attorney
Columbus
614.227.8885
mknox@bricker.com
Gregory J. Krabacher Gregory J. Krabacher Partner
Gregory J. Krabacher Partner
Columbus
614.227.2369
gkrabacher@bricker.com
Sean R. Lehman Sean R. Lehman Associate
Sean R. Lehman Associate
Columbus
614.227.7712
slehman@bricker.com
Diane M. Signoracci Diane M. Signoracci Partner
Diane M. Signoracci Partner
Columbus
614.227.2333
dsignoracci@bricker.com
David K. Stein David K. Stein Partner
David K. Stein Partner
Columbus
614.227.7740
dstein@bricker.com
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