Inland Empire, California Law Firm

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Intellectual Property

Patent

Southern California is the center for all types of entrepreneurs, inventors, and technologists, where the  need for patent protection runs throughout Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties. To meet these needs, W&M has a licensed  patent attorney in Doug Mann, who can obtain patent protection, assist with initial filing and registration, and can help maneuver through the complexities of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") process. Doug is an engineer by trade, and his technical proficiency allows him to obtain patent protection for computer software, media and internet solutions, medical devices, and exercise equipment.

 

W&M can draft patent applications and obtain protection in a cost effective, timely and efficient manner. W&M prides itself on being available to explain the patent issues and process to Clients, as well as maintain communication with the USPTO to follow through with the application and registration process. W&M can also prosecute and defend against infringement lawsuits. W&M analyzes each Client's concern, and implements a strategy to protect from or prosecute against infringement. W&M compares the patent registration with the infringement at issue, and creates lawsuit goals, whether it be to successfully  defend against alleged infringement or pursue a lawsuit against infringers.

 

If you need a patent attorney in Orange County, the Inland Empire, or Los Angeles County, contact W&M.

Copyright

Registration of a copyright is necessary to prevent infringement.  W&M can obtain copyright registrations on behalf of Clients, and protect copyrights in valuable works of authorship, such as for computer software, art, literature, music, video and film, photography, and products.

 

W&M also consults on issues involving ownership rights, "works for hire", derivative works, and assignment agreements.

 

W&M has experience in prosecuting and defending against copyright lawsuits, as W&M evaluates the specific exclusive rights involved and determine if the use is subject to the "fair use" doctrine.  W&M then assists the Client to establish a strategy to successfully defend against infringement or pursue infringement litigation against improper users.

 

W&M has counseled and lectured for the Art Institute of California.

If you need a copyright attorney in Orange County, the Inland Empire, or Los Angeles County, contact W&M.

Trademark

W&M has an active trademark practice involving trademark searches, application completion and filing, due diligence, prosecution, and litigation.  W&M has experience with obtaining registrations for trademarks and trade dress, negotiating and drafting trademark agreements for purposes of  licensing and assignment, and monitoring or renewing trademark registrations.

 

W&M has experience in prosecuting and defending against trademark lawsuits.  W&M  is insistent in analyzing the infringement, evaluating the distinctiveness of the mark at issue and its use, and determine if there is a likelihood of confusion.  From there, a strategy for litigation goals is set, whether to successfully defend against infringement or pursue infringement against an improper user.

 

W&M has experience handling issues over service marks, word marks, designs, trade dress, trade secret and slogans.

 

As an example, W&M has worked diligently with a major IT client in Orange County to secure appropriate trademark and trade dress protection, in addition to rights to a slogan mark.

 

If you need a trademark attorney in Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange County or Los Angeles County area, please contact W&M.

If you need a real estate, business, or bankruptcy attorney in Orange County, the Inland Empire, or Los Angeles County, contact W&M.

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