Secure & protect your creativity.
Our trademark attorneys handle all aspects of trademark-related matters, from prosecuting appeals to full litigation. They handle thousands of trademark applications and registrations in the United States and other countries. Buchanan has longstanding relationships with a worldwide network of foreign associates and can quickly search, register, protect and enforce marks in every country in the world.
We understand the value of teamwork and the importance of serving our clients effectively and efficiently. To this end, our department and client teams are staffed with a diverse mix of highly experienced senior attorneys, associates and paralegals.
Clearance and Registration
Before applying to register a mark, we can secure reliable search results concerning the availability of the mark in the jurisdictions of interest, whether they are the United States or other countries. Our experience enables us to recognize when a mark may be difficult to register either in the U.S. or abroad, and we can carefully counsel clients on the selection and adoption of marks to avoid future problems in registration and use. Additionally, several of our attorneys speak various foreign languages.
With ever-evolving technologies, especially in the world of digital media, e-commerce and software programs, it is important for our clients to understand and protect their innovative ideas and original materials via copyright law. It is also important for clients to understand their rights under such copyright laws and provisions as "fair use," "work-for-hire," the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the more recent Orphan Works legislation addressing the right to use copyrighted works whose owners may be difficult or impossible to locate.
Because protecting copyrights does not end with the act of registration, our attorneys have significant experience in copyright litigation in federal district courts. We also coordinate international enforcement of copyrights throughout the world and provide a variety of copyright services to our clients.