IP Litigation
Intellectual Property

IP Litigation

Culhane’s attorneys have a proven track record of successfully resolving complex intellectual property disputes involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyright, and trade secrets.

A company’s market share becomes threatened when its product is not distinguished from the competition. Thus, a tailored enforcement strategy is critical to maintaining the success of a unique product, concept, process or brand. Culhane is equipped to aggressively, yet efficiently, represent major manufacturers, retailers, franchisors, entertainment media and not-for-profit entities with respect to all aspects of their intellectual property–patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names, trade secrets, trade dress, licensing/distribution agreements and advertising. We know your IP is one of your most valued assets and we are here to help you protect it.

Recognizing that IP litigation cases have high stakes for our clients, our attorneys are equipped with trial experience and industry knowledge. Our team also includes attorneys with advanced technical backgrounds. When IP litigation becomes unavoidable, we seek to partner with our clients through each and every step of the litigation life cycle, which includes pre-litigation counseling, discovery, trial, and appeal. Our attorneys have litigated patent, trademark, service mark, trade dress, false advertising, unfair competition, gray market, antitrust and related issues throughout the country. Culhane’s attorneys have also had significant success enforcing clients’ rights through negotiation and diplomacy. Where litigation is necessary, however, our attorneys litigate to win – in state courts, U.S. District Courts, at the ITC, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, through UDRP proceedings, and through mediation and arbitration.

Most importantly, we present legal strategies that are consistent with our clients’ business goals. We employ a team-oriented approach that ensures our clients reap the rewards of each attorney’s experience, whether that knowledge concerns a particular technology, a particular legal theory, or a particular venue. We also believe in efficient processes. Culhane is comprised exclusively of senior-level attorneys so we staff our projects leanly, but appropriately. An important aspect of our business model is that we commit significant partner level attention to each and every client–and we have no associates who require training on the client’s dime.

Our IP attorneys have tried trademark cases to judgment for Fortune 500 companies, midsize companies, and small, emerging high-tech companies. We blend our litigation know-how with attorneys who have great experience in the relevant technology, commercial markets, and law, whether it be patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, privacy, constitutional, or a combination of them – to produce winning and efficient collaborative trial teams.