Overview

Our attorneys have significant experience in helping clients select, secure, maintain, enforce, and commercialize their intellectual property and technology assets, both in the U.S. and abroad. We advise clients on intellectual property asset management and technology procurement and commercialization, helping them to protect intellectual property and technology innovations and maximize the value of existing intellectual property portfolios and technology assets. As a result of our vast experience in this space, we also frequently assist clients in navigating the complex legal and regulatory frameworks that govern intellectual property and technology.

Intellectual Property

With decades of experience, including real world know-how gained as in-house Intellectual Property and Trademark attorneys with global, Large Cap corporations, our attorneys appreciate the challenges of managing complex, international intellectual property portfolios. Our clients value the high level of experience and knowledge delivered at competitive rates.

Our intellectual property team assists clients in securing and maintaining their intellectual property in the U.S. and globally. This includes trademark services as well as prosecution of applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our state-of-the-art docketing system provides docketing capacity for thousands of trademarks.

Our intellectual property clients range from small start-up companies to large international corporations. We provide the following services:

  • Protection and rights enforcement of copyrights, trademarks, and trade dress
  • Licensing
  • Trade secrets
  • Media
  • Advertising
  • Publicity and privacy rights
  • U.S. Customs

Technology

Given the speed at which technology changes, it is more important than ever to have legal counsel with deep knowledge of not only the underlying technology, but also the applicable legal and commercial frameworks related to the technology. Having represented some of the most cutting edge and technologically advanced companies and individuals, our attorneys have a wealth of knowledge in the development, acquisition, licensing and commercialization of technology, data, and intellectual property. Given our deep and practical familiarity in this area, we provide practical counsel on even the most sophisticated transactions in the technology space. In particular, many of our technology clients have come to rely on us as their "outsourced general counsel."

Select Experience

Intellectual Property Law

  • Acquired important domain names for clients through negotiations and Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure (UDRP) proceedings
  • Represented Fortune 500 clients in mergers & acquisitions involving intellectual property rights

Copyright Law

  • Negotiated settlement with Fortune100 company on infringing use of photographs
  • Filed and settled litigation related to computer software programs

Trademark Law

  • Served as counsel for Fortune 50 client, assuming responsibility for portfolios of trademarks for several major brands
  • Represented Fortune 50 client in oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Developed international filing strategies for Fortune 500 clients
  • Handled infringement matters in Asia for Fortune 500 client

Advertising

  • Provide advertising copy and claims review
  • Draft, negotiate, and provide strategic consulting services on endorsement and influencer agreements
  • Advise on a variety of promotional marketing campaigns, including commercial co-ventures, sweepstakes, contests, and sales

Technology

  • Drafted and negotiated agreements relating to the acquisition of software and technology assets, including agreements for the purchase of software and related assets in the healthcare, military, sports and gaming, and insurance fields.
  • Formulated and implemented all aspects of software licensing and sales for a logistics software company, which is a portfolio company of a large, Silicon Valley based private equity firm, and a SalesForce to SAP integration software company, which is the portfolio company of a smaller, regional private equity firm.
  • Negotiation and advisory services related to numerous clients’ ERP implementation projects.

Noteworthy

"Keating Muething & Klekamp offers a world-class trademark prosecution practice in the heart of the Midwest. The firm can offer the reasonable rates of a regional firm while providing service comparable to (or exceeding) that of firms in the major markets. This value-for-quality calculus is hard to beat, and should be attractive to both small businesses and those companies with larger portfolios." — Courtney A. Laginess, Assistant General Counsel, FIS Global

Representative Clients

Belcan Corporation

Boll & Branch, LLC

Chiquita Brands, LLC

Cintas Corporation

Cricket Ventures, LLC

EBTH, Inc.

First Financial Bank

General Cable Technologies Corporation

The Gorilla Glue Company

Great American Insurance Group

Infinity Property & Casualty Corporation

Karisma Hotels & Resorts Corp., LTD.

Knovation, Inc.

Lazer Kraze, Inc.

Meridian Bioscience, Inc.

Multi-Color Corporation

NPW-USA, Inc.

On Demand Books

Premier Worldwide Marketing, LLC

Selection Management Systems, Inc.

The Procter & Gamble Company

Tosca Services, LLC

Trophy Nut Co.

West Chester Holdings, Inc.

Wild Things, LLC

Wright Patt Credit Union

Worldwide Equipment

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