PRACTICE AREAS

Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition

Though many law firms have in recent years recast themselves as intellectual property lawyers, the expertise at Baute Crochetiere & Hartley is real. The firm has represented FileMaker, Inc. in enforcing its trademarks and copyrights on its FileMaker brand software. The firm has also represented Roxio in connection with its acquisition and follow-up enforcement of the Napster service mark and logo. in the areas of trademark, copyright, and related claims. For example, the firm represents Symantec Corporation in enforcing its trademarks and copyrights on Norton brand software.

Our lawyers have extensive litigation and transactional experience in the areas of trademark and copyright, First Amendment, and general entertainment litigation representing motion picture production and distribution companies, software companies, educational toy manufacturers, networks, and authors and publishers of literary works in both state and federal court actions. The firm has extensive experience registering trademarks and litigating challenges before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and has both prosecuted and defended cases involving intellectual property, First Amendment, and unfair competition issues for clients including “A-list” actors and performers, clothing designers, manufacturers and distributors, and outdoor advertising companies. This broad expertise and extensive TRO and preliminary injunction experience, both offensive and defensive, allows the firm to stand ready to provide our clients with an immediate, comprehensive, and aggressive response to protect their valuable intellectual property, or to defend against infringement claims, as the needs of each case may dictate.

For more information about how Baute Crochetiere & Hartley LLP can assist you with an intellectual property matter, contact David P. Crochetiere.