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Knowledgeable Denver Attorneys Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

Business lawyers help increase your company’s value by securing valuable assets

Intellectual property is essential to the day-to-day operations and profitability of a business. Without computer software, for example, business-law couldn’t function in the digital age. Without trade secrets, companies could not occupy a unique space in the commercial sector. IP is also the livelihood of various creators in countless fields of endeavor. Unfortunately, as valuable as IP is, it is also vulnerable. Without proper protections for its IP, a thriving business can suffer irreversible damage. For these reasons, Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. has a focused and dedicated intellectual property division, led by seasoned attorneys with more than 35 years of experience. We advise business-law and individuals on all matters related to IP and represent plaintiffs and defendants in infringement claims.

Experienced Denver lawyers handle trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights

Intellectual property licensing is a vitally important form of commercial exchange. In whatever form you produce IP, from computer software to poetry, you want a fair return for your product. Similarly, business-law and individual consumers want access to IP for everything from bookkeeping to entertainment. However, some forms of IP are not to be shared, but closely guarded. Whatever your goals for IP, RWO can provide reliable assistance on various issues related to:

  • Trademarks — Your trademark or service mark is your calling card in the business world. It lets clients and consumers know who you are, and it succinctly associates your company with the quality you deliver. But to have any value, your trademark must be unique in the field. RWO’s intellectual property team is experienced in trademark registration and enforcing trademark rights.
  • Trade secrets — Your insider information, whether it’s a recipe or a client list, gives your company a competitive advantage. But when your secrets leak out, your brand is vulnerable to cheap imitation and your value is diluted. RWO’s lawyers enforce your trade secret rights against claims of misappropriation and defend individuals and companies from claims of trade secret theft.
  • Copyrights — Creators have a right to monetize their creations through licensing agreements. Unauthorized use of an image or likeness, a song or a news account denies creators a fair return for their talent and labor. RWO attorneys frequently deal with software licensing issues for various business-law. We also defend and prosecute infringement claims related to various media.

RWO’s trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets practice group attorneys can handle international disputes and are well-versed in arbitration procedures.

Skilled representation for cases alleging infringement

State and federal laws provide various remedies for the infringement of a copyright or a trademark, or for the misappropriation of trade secrets. At RWO, our skilled litigation attorneys represent plaintiffs and defendants in such claims. We regularly handle territorial disputes, royalty collections and the prosecution and defense of breach of contract and fraud claims for franchisors, manufacturers, distributors and franchisees.

When unauthorized use of copyrighted material is provable, the best remedy is often to negotiate a settlement and a licensing agreement.

Where a trademark has been infringed, brand value is at stake, and the longer the infringement continues, the weaker the trademark becomes. A plaintiff company must act quickly to end the infringement or risk losing its rights by failing to enforce them.

Where trade secrets have been stolen, there’s often an immediate need for equitable relief in the form of an injunction barring the use of the secret and ordering its return to the owner. Damages, in the form of lost profits or unjust enrichment may also be appropriate.

Whatever the nature of your particular intellectual property dispute, you can rely on our knowledge and experience to protect your rights.

Contact our Denver business lawyers to protect your intellectual property rights

Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. provides knowledgeable counsel on all aspects of trademark, trade secret and copyright law. To schedule a consultation, call us at 303-296-2700 or contact us online. Our Denver office is conveniently located at 1099 18th Street in the heart of downtown and in Telluride.