PRACTICE AREAS

Technology and Intellectual Property


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Lawyers in Hand Arendall's Technology and Intellectual Property Group counsel the firm's clients on matters concerning the acquisition, maintenance, and protection of trademarks, trade names, trade secrets and other intellectual properties. In today's ever-changing and technology-intensive business environment, these lawyers provide assistance in the registration of intellectual properties on both the federal and state level, and are able to provide ongoing support as the needs and uses of clients' intellectual properties evolve. Their intellectual property practice includes:


  • Registration of trademarks, service marks, trade names, and other intellectual properties at the federal and state level
  • Protection of common law and registered intellectual properties through litigation, alternative dispute resolution methods, and administrative proceedings
  • Negotiation and preparation of franchising agreements, licensing and assignment agreements, joint ventures, and supply and manufacturing agreements
  • Development and formation of various types of business entities and commercial vehicles designed to provide for the utilization of intellectual properties


Detailed patent investigation, procurement of U. S. and foreign patents, and technical patent legal advice is best obtained from a member of the specialty Patent Bar. For these types of matters, Hand Arendall works closely with the firm of Womble Carlyle. Womble Carlyle’s patent group comprises more than 60 attorneys with experience in virtually every aspect of patent law in most industries. Hand Arendall recommends Steven D. Kerr who will assign the appropriate patent attorney to handle the issue. http://www.wcsr.com/lawyers/steven-kerr


Lawyers in Hand Arendall's Intellectual Property Group also have significant experience representing clients engaged in technology-related matters involving corporate, licensing, commercial and tax issues. Their experience and demonstrated commitment to clients enables them to anticipate and quickly respond to the fast-paced demands of high-tech companies. They also understand the special needs of emerging companies in the technology arena, and are prepared to address the practical challenges facing such companies as they enter the market by assisting them in a broad variety of matters, including:

  • Entity structuring and formation, including shareholder agreements,
    tax issues and financing
  • Joint ventures
  • Intellectual property
  • Internet and E-Commerce
  • Employee related matters including non-competition agreements, work for
    hire agreements, employment agreements and incentive programs
  • Consulting agreements
  • Technology development
  • Web site development and hosting agreements
  • Customer and employee privacy
  • Systems security
  • Dispute resolution
  • Technology licensing and sales
  • Meta-tag and defamatory web sites



For more information regarding the Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group, contact any of the lawyers in the Practice Group.



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