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Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents

Though many law firms have in recent years recast themselves as intellectual property lawyers, the expertise at Baute Crochetiere & Hartley is real. 

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 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 us to provide our clients with an immediate, comprehensive, and aggressive response to protect valuable intellectual property, or to defend against infringement claims. 

We have represented FileMaker, Inc. and Symantec Corporation in enforcing their trademarks and copyrights on branded software. We have also represented Roxio in connection with its acquisition and follow-up enforcement of the Napster service mark and logo. We have defended Guess?, Inc. in actions alleging infringement of copyrights and trademarks.