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Protecting valuable IP assets for growing businesses

Bullivant Houser’s Intellectual Property team works closely with mid-growth and mature companies on their IP strategies to protect their intellectual property rights (IPR) and provides counsel around best IPR practices. We have extensive experience litigating infringement claims related to copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and patents. Our clients include U.S. and foreign-based companies in a wide variety of fields, including technology, consumer goods, and hospitality industries.

Administrative protection of IP

Bullivant advises and counsels in the selection, registration, protection and enforcement of trademarks, service marks, trade dress, copyrights, trade names, trade secrets, and domain names.

  • Prepare trademark and copyright applications in the U.S. and in foreign countries
  • Participate in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • File for U.S. Customs protection of U.S. IP registrations, and work with U.S. Customs regarding importation and product marking issues
  • Represent IP interests before the U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Transactional IP

We advise on the protection and use of IP in business transactions, including on drafting of IP-focused documents.

  • Use and protection of copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, product design, patents, trade secrets, confidential information, and all types of technology and intangible assets
  • Technology licensing and distribution
  • Structuring transactions involving IP assets of all types
  • Use and protection of personal right of publicity
  • Clearance and transfer of IP rights
  • The use and protection of free open source software

IP Litigation

Bullivant’s IP Group litigates in all appropriate courts in the U.S and is skilled in all phases of intellectual property litigation. We counsel clients on best practices for avoiding litigation, preparing for litigation as either a plaintiff or defendant, and defending “bet the company” cases.

  • Cases involving copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret and patent infringement claims; unfair competition and false advertising claims in state and federal courts; domain name disputes
  • Provisional remedies, including preliminary injunctions and restraining orders
  • Alternative dispute resolution and mediation of intellectual property disputes
  • Trademark opposition and cancellation actions in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Prosecution and defense of claims before the Trade Trial and Appeal Board and Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
  • Matters arising under CAN-SPAM and involving internet and e-commerce issues
  • Cybersquatting matters
Practice Contact
Laura C. Caldera


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Meet All Our
Intellectual Property

Breach of license agreement, unfair competition, and trademark infringement for delivery company


Complex corporate dissolution, shareholder derivative, and trademark suit


Contract review and international IP rights


Copyright infringement claims


Copyright infringement lawsuit


Digimarc Corporation v. Verance Corporation

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