Representing individuals and businesses in Southern California and worldwide, IP Business Law, Inc. offers comprehensive legal counsel regarding intellectual property assets, including protecting and profiting from trademarks, copyrights, and name recognition. We also handle cyberlaw issues, such as Internet access and usage, privacy, and freedom of expression. Our experience includes:
- Filing and prosecution of trademark and copyright applications
- Identifying foreign and domestic sources of counterfeits
- Criminal actions against counterfeiters
- Selecting and locating qualified licensees and monitoring licensee compliance
- Drafting and negotiating licenses
- Protection of trade secrets
Trademarks & Copyrights
IP Business Law, Inc. assists clients with trademark and copyright registration, licensing, and enforcement. We also prosecute and defend trademark and copyright infringement claims, working to resolve disputes and protect our clients' interests. For our apparel industry clients, we have evaluated and developed trademark and copyright portfolios, and managed portfolios with thousands of marks. Firm principal Antonio R. Sarabia II has also met with individual designers and conducted seminars for design departments on originality.
In many situations, such as business expansion, merchandising opportunities, licensing of trademarks and copyrights is an effective tool for achieving business goals, brand development and bringing profit to the bottom line. A licensing agreement is a partnership between an intellectual property rights owner and another party who is authorized to use such rights in exchange for an agreed upon payment, usually a fee or royalty. Please see our licensing page for more information about how we help individuals and businesses procure and establish profitable licensing arrangements.
Cyberlaw encompasses legal issues related to use of the Internet. In regards to intellectual property, cyberlaw often involves identifying and pursuing individuals who have infringed our clients' trademarks or copyrights online. We have experience utilizing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to remove material from a website, as well as cases involving domain name disputes, illegal use of trademarks in advertising, and the sale of counterfeit merchandise online.
Right of Publicity
The right of publicity prevents the unauthorized commercial use of an individual's name, likeness, or other recognizable aspects of one's persona. It also gives an individual the exclusive right to license the use of their identity for commercial promotion. IP Business Law, Inc. helps individuals and businesses protect their name and likeness from improper use, and also profit from the value of a name when it is in our clients' best interests.
Seek Experienced, Sophisticated Representation
IP Business Law, Inc. has helped many creative artists, apparel companies, and other businesses use effective legal strategies to protect and maximize their intellectual property assets. If you or your business needs assistance with any aspect of intellectual property or business law, please contact our offices for a complimentary consultation. Se habla español.