Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

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Our Intellectual Property team is widely recognized as one of the top legal teams in the state of Washington for intellectual property law. We have extensive experience in protecting and enforcing our clients' trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets locally, nationally, and internationally through registration, licensing, IP litigation, and dispute resolution.

Since 2014, Stokes Lawrence's trademark team and lawyers have been consistently ranked in the areas of enforcement, litigation, prosecution and strategy by World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 list, a guide to the world's leading trademark professionals.

Global Portfolio Strategy, Registration & Management

We have extensive experience in conducting trademark clearance, managing registration and portfolios globally, handling intricate design and certification marks, and protecting domain names. We also provide expert strategic advice on cutting-edge copyright matters, such as digital music, online content, and media. Working closely with our network of associated counsel across the world, we strive to represent our clients' interests in every jurisdiction.


IP Transactions & Due Diligence

Our team includes transactional attorneys with experience in all manner of development, license, acquisition and transfer agreements. We work on the front lines, assisting some of the world’s leading purveyors of technology and digital content in developing innovative means of protecting, leveraging and monetizing their intellectual property.  We have particular experience in sophisticated license agreements for software, technology services and mobile applications.

We negotiate and conduct due diligence for corporate transactions, and investigate and structure IP ownership and security interests. We help companies structure employee and management agreements and relationships to protect corporate confidences, trade secrets and proprietary information, and provide in-house training and workshops for employees who are involved with the company's intellectual property.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Results matter. When disputes arise or enforcement actions are necessary, our nationally recognized IP litigation team draws on its extensive trial and appellate experience to safeguard clients’ interests. We routinely litigate intellectual property matters in state and federal courts and in contested proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our IP litigators have successfully resolved cases involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and domain names, involving all manner of technology and industries, from retail goods and services to telecommunications and music. We also help our clients with pre-litigation analysis and investigation, including complex trade secret cases. Although our team includes experienced trial lawyers, we recognize that litigation is not always the answer.  We are skilled in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. We focus on cost-effective approaches and our clients’ business objectives.

Advertising & Marketing

We work closely with our clients to successfully negotiate the complex regulations and statutes concerning advertising, marketing and sweepstakes. We understand that marketing decisions are implemented in real time, and we recognize the importance of promoting and protecting our clients’ brands. Clients rely on us for responsive, targeted, effective solutions.

Privacy & Data Protection

Consumer loyalty is critical to every company’s success. We assist clients in navigating applicable rules and regulations, and in drafting and complying with privacy and data protection policies to protect their competitive positions.

To discuss your company’s intellectual property needs, contact one of our Intellectual Property lawyers.

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