For individual entrepreneurs, small business owners, regional firms, and global corporations alike, intellectual property is the true lifeblood of any successful venture. Each of these businesses was founded due to an idea promoted by one or more stakeholders, and the most successful of these are able to capitalize and promote growth by leveraging that idea. However, protections must exist to ensure ideas and the intellectual property they create are safeguarded from use by other entities seeking to claim them.
If other individuals or businesses have begun to violate your rights to your intellectual property – or if you find you must challenge someone else’s falsely-held protections of your intellectual property, you need the services of an experienced intellectual property dispute litigation attorney. Fortunately, the attorneys at Blake & Ayaz are well-versed in intellectual property disputes and have the courtroom experience, negotiation skills, and industry knowledge to handle litigation. With over 60 years of combined experience in business law and business litigation, our attorneys can handle your intellectual property dispute skillfully and efficiently so you can get back to the business at hand.
TYPES OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES
Our firm’s attorneys hold valuable experience with a number of intellectual property types and are able to pursue litigation to ensure your most crucial intellectual assets are protected. In addition, our legal knowledge of a broad assortment of industries pivotal to business in Southern California has enabled us to provide professional guidance for a number of businesses and individuals experiencing intellectual property disputes. The areas that our intellectual property litigation attorneys cover include (but are not limited to):
PATENT DISPUTES AND LITIGATION
Patent litigation suits often occur in a number of prominent Orange County and California industries, including internet and computer technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical device technology, electrical component technology, data encryption, manufacturing, and more. Our patent litigation attorneys have developed critical knowledge of the areas in question and work closely with a team of experts and patent specialists to ensure accuracy. We hold vital experience in patent law, including design, patent preparation, processing, licensing, clearance, and interference proceedings.
TRADEMARK DISPUTES AND LITIGATION
Businesses and brands work hard to develop the brand value associated with trademarks and other forms of trade dress like logos, slogans, internet domain names, designs, and more. As such, our attorneys work equally hard to ensure other entities do not infringe upon the established value. Whether your trade dress is registered or protected via common law, our attorneys will counsel you regarding their protection and litigate or defend oppositions or petitions against your trademark.
COPYRIGHT DISPUTES AND LITIGATION
Orange County and Southern California are a hub of copyrighted intellectual property in the form of written word, art and photographs, and musical works, as well as architectural design and computer software. Whether you are enforcing your own copyright claim or defending against a claim of copyright infringement, our attorneys can assist you in learning your rights and litigate the matter in court.
TRADE SECRET DISPUTES AND LITIGATION
Many technological fields rely on the keeping of confidential trade secrets to achieve success. Our attorneys have experience handling trade secret disputes and litigation of all types. Our firm’s litigation experience and knowledge in many technological sectors are supplemented by our access to a team of experts that can provide additional technical insights regarding your industry’s closely-held trade secrets as it applies to the litigation process.
UNFAIR COMPETITION AND FALSE ADVERTISING DISPUTES AND LITIGATION
California’s unfair competition laws effectively prohibit infringement upon your intellectual property to engage in unsavory business practices designed to undermine your business. Similarly, false advertising and other deceptive business practices that make a claim to your intellectual property are prohibited. Our attorneys can assist you in navigating the litigation processes necessary to provide proper brand protection and recover any damages resulting from your dispute.
COUNTERFEITING OR PIRACY DISPUTES AND LITIGATION
Whether you own a copyrighted work such as a film, image or song, or other intellectual property like a product design, unlawful infringement on your intellectual property is damaging to your finances and your reputation. California law takes a tough stance on piracy and counterfeiting, but you need an experienced intellectual property attorney to navigate the litigation process. Our attorneys will ensure you are able to pursue all financial and other damages as successfully as possible.