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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Overview

In today’s commercial and technological climate, intellectual property is critical to the productivity and competitiveness of every business. Carlton Fields handles all aspects of intellectual property registration, enforcement, and protection. Whether the issue relates to infringement or ownership disputes, technology transactions, electronic business transactions, technology outsourcing, sports transactions, or media issues, our attorneys have a wealth of practical and legal experience to draw on to help you reach the solution that makes the most sense for your business. Our national and international clients range from startups to large corporations, operate in a wide range of industries, and include brands that are known and respected throughout the world.

Heavy-hitting Carlton Fields can troubleshoot any branding problem thrown its way. Its IP squad is accomplished working on both sides of the contentious and non-contentious boundary, and it also shines in licensing transactions by working in tandem with the firm's full-bodied corporate group.
  • We apply our deep knowledge and experience in traditional intellectual property litigation to the vast range of issues arising from our clients’ use of the internet and other technologies, including claims arising from online trademark, patent, and copyright infringement; cybersquatting, typosquatting, and other types of domain name disputes; actions arising from digital defamation and other types of libel; actions related to software licensing and other technology transactions; and proceedings implicating statutory or common law rights of privacy and publicity. Learn more about our Intellectual Property Litigation practice.

  • We offer individualized advice and counseling at each stage in the trademark process: trademark conception, conducting and analyzing a preliminary online search of the proposed trademark, obtaining and analyzing a comprehensive report from a specialized search firm, providing legal advice on the trademark’s availability for use and registration, trademark prosecution from application through registration, ongoing registration maintenance, trademark licensing, and enforcing and defending the trademark in infringement and other legal actions. We are experienced at filing documents electronically with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, saving our clients time and money. Through our network of foreign associates, we assist clients with trademark prosecution throughout the world. Learn more about our Intellectual Property Protection & Portfolio Management practice.

We advise and counsel on every type of technology transaction at each stage of the contracting process. This includes developing and issuing requests for proposals, evaluating submitted proposals and participating in the vendor selection process, drafting the documentation, negotiating the terms and conditions, and closing the transactions. We also counsel clients on post-closing compliance issues and represent them in technology-related legal actions. Learn more about our Technology & Intellectual Property Transactions practice.
  • Our sports and entertainment group has long been trusted counsel to companies, athletes, teams, leagues, associations, and related organizations for a wide variety of high-stakes matters. From team, event, and stadium financing and structuring of joint ventures, entities, and franchises, to litigation, launches of sports networks, and entertainment and media agreement negotiations, Carlton Fields has played a pivotal role in the sports and entertainment industry. We offer comprehensive litigation and transactional services to clients involved in all aspects of the media, entertainment, and sports industries. Learn more about our Media, Entertainment, Music & Sports practice.

Insights

Our Team

Key Contacts

Eleanor M. Yost
Shareholder

Additional Members

Joan K. Archer
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
Alexandra Beguiristain
Associate
Miami
Ricky C. Benjamin
Shareholder
Atlanta
Justan C. Bounds
Shareholder
Atlanta
Richard A. Denmon
Shareholder
Tampa
Harvey W. Geller
Shareholder
Los Angeles
William Giltinan
Shareholder
Tampa
Ethan Horwitz
Shareholder
New York
Daniel C. Johnson
Shareholder
Orlando
David A. Karp
Of Counsel
Miami
Morgan A. Klein
Associate
New York
Eden Marcu
Associate
West Palm Beach
Haroon N. Mian
Associate
New York
Jayashree Mitra
Shareholder
New York
Ahmed-Zayn Mohamed
Staff Attorney
Tampa
Mark A. Neubauer
Shareholder
Los Angeles
Scott D. Page
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
Grace Pan
Shareholder
New York
John C. Pitblado
Shareholder
Hartford
Alex B. Silverman
Shareholder
New York
Jonathan Sterling
Shareholder
Hartford
Charles W. Stotter
Of Counsel
New York
J. Coy Stull
Of Counsel
Tampa
F. Joseph Ullo Jr.
Shareholder
Tallahassee
Michael L. Yaeger
Shareholder
New York

Carlton Fields TMap: Trademark Portfolio Tracker

Managing an international trademark portfolio is complex. Global companies may have hundreds of trademarks, which need to be registered, renewed, monitored, protected, and enforced. International trademarks add an array of complexity due to varying requirements, translations into new languages, differing local laws, and counterfeiting policies.

Carlton Fields has developed an interactive trademark portfolio tracker for clients to quickly view all of their pending and active trademark registrations worldwide. Each filing is marked on the map with a pin icon; clients can view information on those filings by clicking on the pin.

Contact your Carlton Fields trademark attorney to set up your custom TMap.


Map Overview

Carlton Fields TMap solution enables clients to search and view trademark registrations by specific brands, status (e.g. pending versus registered), and classes (the goods covered by the filing). Clients also can do a full text search for specific types of goods (e.g. search for socks). If a country has one or more trademark filings, a pin will display in that country. To get more information on those filings, click on the pin and use the left and right arrows to scroll through the filings.

Pin Detail

 

Disclaimer

The information on this website is presented as a service for our clients and Internet users and is not intended to be legal advice, nor should you consider it as such. Although we welcome your inquiries, please keep in mind that merely contacting us will not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Consequently, you should not convey any confidential information to us until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Please remember that electronic correspondence on the internet is not secure and that you should not include sensitive or confidential information in messages. With that in mind, we look forward to hearing from you.