Practice Areas

Trademark & Copyright Law

What is intellectual property?

     The term intellectual property refers to creations of the mind such a symbols, names and images used in commerce; literary and artistic works; and inventions.  Intellectual property rights allow creators, or owners, of patents, trademarks or copyrighted works to profit from their won work or investment in a creation.

     Intellectual property rights can be divided into three broad categories: trademarks, copyrights, and patents.  A trademark typically protects brand names and logos used on goods and services, while a copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, designs that appear on fabric, and architecture.  A patent protects inventions.

What Hull & Chandler Can Do to Help

     Whether you are a start-up business, an author, or a Fortune 500 company, there is a good chance that the intellectual property that you own may be your most valuable asset.  Here at Hull & Chandler, we recognize the importance of your intellectual property and are here to help you assert and protect your intellectual property assets.  We have a highly-specialized trademark and copyright practice that offers comprehensive trademark, copyright, and licensing advice.  Our attorneys regularly consult with business owners, entrepreneurs, artists, and inventors to identify which type of intellectual property protection they need and to help them develop a strategic plan to secure a competitive edge.

     On the trademark side, we understand that you have spent a considerable amount of time, energy, and money building your business's reputation.  Successful brand management begins well before adopting a mark and continues long after to protect it against brand encroachment.  At Hull & Chandler, our attorneys can help you create, build, and protect your business's brands and identity.

     Licensing agreements are one of the primary means that businesses and individuals use to capitalize and exploit their intellectual property rights.  The value of any intellectual property can be enhanced through the use of well-drafted agreements.  Our Hull & Chandler attorneys routinely handle different types of intellectual property can be enhanced through the use of well-drafted agreements.  Our Hull & Chandler attorneys routinely handle different types of intellectual property licensing, joint-development, and technology agreements for individuals and organizations ranging from start-ups to more established corporations.

     We understand that individuals and businesses want to profit from creations while at the same time avoiding complicated and potentially costly copyright litigation.  We regularly counsel clients on how best to navigate copyright laws and procure protection from the U.S. Copyright Office.

     If you are an inventor and need a patent, we maintain strategic relationships with attorneys who specialize in patent prosecution work.

     The Scope of our IP practice at Hull & Chandler offers you a great deal of flexibility.  We can meet all of your trademark, copyright, and licensing needs or you can call us on a project-by-project basis.  Our firm's small size allows us to take the time to get to know your business needs personally at rates that would be difficult for a larger firm to match.

  • Prepare trademark availability searches and opinions
  • Prepare and prosecute United States (state and federal) and international trademark applications for registration 
  • Maintain existing trademark registrations 
  • Investigate potential controversies
  • Handle cancellation and opposition actions in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Consult with clients on risks, costs, and issues
  • Represent plaintiffs and defendants in trademark infringement actions
  • Structure, draft, and negotiate U.S. and international
    • Trademark license agreements, co-branding agreements, joint venture agreements, and related technology transfer, distribution, manufacturing, and supply agreements
    • Copyright licenses and assignments
    • Patent licenses, assignments and technology transfer agreements