Moses & Singer

Intellectual Property

Moses & Singer has a vibrant, nationally recognized intellectual property practice. The firm has long been a key advisor in a variety of industries including television and motion pictures, books, periodical and music publishing; recording; electronic and digital media, entertainment, sports, the performing arts, food, consumer goods, modeling, advertising and public relations.   Additionally, we have a strong concentration in computer software and technology.

Our practice runs the gamut of intellectual property law – from creation and exploitation to monetization and protection.  We also advise clients on the use of intellectual property as collateral in lending and financial transactions.

The Intellectual Property Group works closely with our Entertainment and Sports, Internet/Technology, Advertising , Litigation and other related practice groups to provide comprehensive representation.

Establishing and Protecting IP Rights

Moses & Singer has a full-service trademark and copyright practice.  Among our clients are household names in the sports, consumer goods, entertainment, media, publishing, pharmaceutical, museum, casino, hospitality, and other industries.  The firm offers pragmatic solutions to our clients’ intellectual property protection needs including:

  • Clearance of intellectual property
  • Procurement
  • Registration
  • Exploitation
  • Enforcement

We routinely advise clients on the monetization of their intellectual property rights through licensing and other creative partnering arrangements.  We also advise clients on the intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other commercial transactions. 

The firm represents numerous clients in administrative judicial actions before the US Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.  We routinely supervise foreign attorneys in IP litigation commenced in foreign courts and administrative agencies and provide strategic guidance with respect to multijurisdictional conflicts.

We regularly counsel clients on related issues that frequently arise in connection with the exploitation of intellectual property rights such as the right of publicity, right of privacy, defamation, and misappropriation.

In the area of patents and technology, we assist clients in formulating strategies to protect significant intellectual property assets against misappropriation.  Attorneys in the practice group are technically competent in the major scientific disciplines and have significant experience working with inventors, engineers and technology-based companies. 

Licensing and Monetizing Innovation

In addition to trademarks and copyrights, the Intellectual Property practice represents clients in the commercial exploitation of other intellectual property and technology rights through licensing and technology transfer transactions, creating new revenue streams for our clients.   Our corporate practice guides licensors, licensees, financiers, and investors on optimal ways to structure business transactions.

We have represented clients on both sides of the licensing transaction-parties, specifically, a) those interested in acquiring the right to utilize intellectual property rights held by others, and b) parties seeking to profit from the exploitation of intellectual property assets in their possession. Our corporate practice guides licensors, licensees, financiers, and investors on optimal ways to structure business transactions.

Some of the diverse matters handled by the firm include:

  • Due diligence analysis
  • Determination of scope of coverage of intellectual property assets
  • Copyright, trademark and patent license negotiation and preparation
  • Licensing of software and related technologies
  • Technology transfers involving a license of patent rights and related know-how
  • Licensing of various electronic media, including transactions involving the Internet

Litigation and Defense Against Infringement

If other strategies do not succeed, Moses & Singer does not hesitate to defend clients' interests through litigation. We have broad experience in matters involving the protection of intellectual property rights and have played a continuing role in landmark litigation and in legislative efforts that are shaping intellectual property law.

Our practice encompasses:

  • Trademark and copyright infringement
  • Mediation and arbitration of disputes
  • Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Antitrust violations
  • Unfair competition
  • License agreement disputes
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information
  • Anti-counterfeiting enforcement

Lending and the Federal Copyright Act

Moses & Singer has substantial experience handling financing transactions in which the collateral comprises assets such as a trademark or patent or a work of music, writing or software protected under the federal Copyright Act. This is a gray area of federal and state law where our experience and practical judgment are especially valuable.

Assets used as collateral evolve and change.  For example, the databases, mailing lists and computer software that many borrowers use in their businesses are valuable assets and are often protected by copyright. Financial institutions are often unaccustomed to lending on the basis of such evolving assets, yet may be willing to do so to accommodate existing clients. Whether representing the lender or the borrower, Moses & Singer's attorneys navigate the state and federal legal systems to achieve the client's objectives.

 

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Overview

Moses & Singer has a vibrant, nationally recognized intellectual property practice. The firm has long been a key advisor in a variety of industries including television and motion pictures, books, periodical and music publishing; recording; electronic and digital media, entertainment, sports, the performing arts, food, consumer goods, modeling, advertising and public relations.   Additionally, we have a strong concentration in computer software and technology.

Our practice runs the gamut of intellectual property law – from creation and exploitation to monetization and protection.  We also advise clients on the use of intellectual property as collateral in lending and financial transactions.

The Intellectual Property Group works closely with our Entertainment and Sports, Internet/Technology, Advertising , Litigation and other related practice groups to provide comprehensive representation.

Establishing and Protecting IP Rights

Moses & Singer has a full-service trademark and copyright practice.  Among our clients are household names in the sports, consumer goods, entertainment, media, publishing, pharmaceutical, museum, casino, hospitality, and other industries.  The firm offers pragmatic solutions to our clients’ intellectual property protection needs including:

  • Clearance of intellectual property
  • Procurement
  • Registration
  • Exploitation
  • Enforcement

We routinely advise clients on the monetization of their intellectual property rights through licensing and other creative partnering arrangements.  We also advise clients on the intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other commercial transactions. 

The firm represents numerous clients in administrative judicial actions before the US Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.  We routinely supervise foreign attorneys in IP litigation commenced in foreign courts and administrative agencies and provide strategic guidance with respect to multijurisdictional conflicts.

We regularly counsel clients on related issues that frequently arise in connection with the exploitation of intellectual property rights such as the right of publicity, right of privacy, defamation, and misappropriation.

In the area of patents and technology, we assist clients in formulating strategies to protect significant intellectual property assets against misappropriation.  Attorneys in the practice group are technically competent in the major scientific disciplines and have significant experience working with inventors, engineers and technology-based companies. 

Licensing and Monetizing Innovation

In addition to trademarks and copyrights, the Intellectual Property practice represents clients in the commercial exploitation of other intellectual property and technology rights through licensing and technology transfer transactions, creating new revenue streams for our clients.   Our corporate practice guides licensors, licensees, financiers, and investors on optimal ways to structure business transactions.

We have represented clients on both sides of the licensing transaction-parties, specifically, a) those interested in acquiring the right to utilize intellectual property rights held by others, and b) parties seeking to profit from the exploitation of intellectual property assets in their possession. Our corporate practice guides licensors, licensees, financiers, and investors on optimal ways to structure business transactions.

Some of the diverse matters handled by the firm include:

  • Due diligence analysis
  • Determination of scope of coverage of intellectual property assets
  • Copyright, trademark and patent license negotiation and preparation
  • Licensing of software and related technologies
  • Technology transfers involving a license of patent rights and related know-how
  • Licensing of various electronic media, including transactions involving the Internet

Litigation and Defense Against Infringement

If other strategies do not succeed, Moses & Singer does not hesitate to defend clients' interests through litigation. We have broad experience in matters involving the protection of intellectual property rights and have played a continuing role in landmark litigation and in legislative efforts that are shaping intellectual property law.

Our practice encompasses:

  • Trademark and copyright infringement
  • Mediation and arbitration of disputes
  • Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Antitrust violations
  • Unfair competition
  • License agreement disputes
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information
  • Anti-counterfeiting enforcement

Lending and the Federal Copyright Act

Moses & Singer has substantial experience handling financing transactions in which the collateral comprises assets such as a trademark or patent or a work of music, writing or software protected under the federal Copyright Act. This is a gray area of federal and state law where our experience and practical judgment are especially valuable.

Assets used as collateral evolve and change.  For example, the databases, mailing lists and computer software that many borrowers use in their businesses are valuable assets and are often protected by copyright. Financial institutions are often unaccustomed to lending on the basis of such evolving assets, yet may be willing to do so to accommodate existing clients. Whether representing the lender or the borrower, Moses & Singer's attorneys navigate the state and federal legal systems to achieve the client's objectives.

 

For more information please contact us.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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