Protection of Intellectual Property
Protection of intellectual property has practical relevance in two separate contexts: before and after the company is founded. Before the company is incorporated, we check whether the company name that we want to register at the state level is available at the national level with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). After all, what use is a registered company named (“Bühlenberger Uhrenwerke LLC” in Delaware, for example), if the name is no longer available with the USPTO? It would not be possible to do business under the selected company name. Once business operations begin after incorporation, the following intellectual property rights become relevant:
- Design patents
- Trade secrets
Our specialist lawyers take care of the registration process with the USPTO and ensure that rights are contractually protected. If necessary, our litigation department will assert your company’s intellectual property rights before the relevant courts and courts of arbitration.