Intellectual Property Practice

Lapidus & Lapidus has proficiency in all facets of intellectual property law. From developing and strengthening trademarks and copyrights to vigorously prosecuting infringers of our clients’ intellectual property rights by securing injunctions and substantial judgments, our attorneys leverage their experience in order to help our clients create and manage their valuable intellectual assets.

Lapidus & Lapidus has represented clients with respect to their own intellectual property, including the following:

  • Applications and registrations of federal trademarks.
  • Licensing of intellectual property.
  • Trademark due diligence.
  • Assisting clients in protecting their copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.
  • Domain name policing and enforcement.
  • Representing authors and screenwriters with respect to negotiations with publishers and other licensing issues.
  • Advising clients as to compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the CAN-SPAM Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
  • Licensing copyrighted materials and trademarks.
  • Assisting a well-known family values personality with respect to her image and copyrightable materials.

The attorneys at Lapidus & Lapidus have litigated various intellectual property matters, including the following:

  • Successful prosecution of trademark infringement under Lanham Act, resulting in a permanent injunction and federal judgment of over $700,000 against a direct competitor.
  • Winning a $660,000 judgment in a federal copyright infringement case arising out of the unlawful use of commercial jingles.
  • Obtaining a preliminary injunction against nation’s largest television syndicate based on contract breaches for the syndication of various television programs.
  • Obtaining motion to dismiss defamation complaint filed by millionaire fashion executive.
  • Prosecuting a federal copyright infringement litigation against one of the nation’s largest entertainment studios based on the alleged infringement of a movie script.
  • Defending a federal copyright infringement claim brought against a textile retailer based on the use of a fabric sample.
  • Claims involving the alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Representing well-known actor in case against major Hollywood writers and directors.
  • Defending claims based on First Amendment rights.