Trademark & Copyright
Burns & Levinson provides comprehensive trademark and copyright protection, litigation and licensing services to clients in diverse industries.
Our trademark attorneys work vigorously to obtain trademark protection and ensure the goodwill associated with a client’s trademarks, service marks or trade dress is preserved and maximized. We are experienced in all areas of trademark law including: providing opinions on the registrability of trademarks, service marks, logos and trade dress; procuring state and federal trademark registrations; providing international trademark registration programs; domain name monitoring and enforcement; enforcing intellectual property rights through litigation, negotiation, arbitration, and mediation; managing the intersection of trademarks, domain names and regulatory requirements; and successfully developing and maintaining brands and brand names.
In the copyright area, we counsel clients on the registration and federal protection of creative works – from software and source code, to sketches and books, to websites and buildings. We also work extensively within the feature film, television, literary, and music industries. We are skilled in negotiating and preparing licensing, distribution and consulting agreements related to copyrighted works; ensuring clear title to software development projects; untangling complicated authorship issues; counseling on “clean room” development; and recommending the best practices for avoiding common transient employee issues.