Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secrets
We regularly represent clients in the registration, protection and exploitation of their copyrights in various original and derivative works including computer software, literary works, music, art, industrial and graphic design, multimedia products, and audiovisual works. Our attorneys have drafted, negotiated and advised on agreements involving transfer of copyright ownership, rights of publicity, character licensing and merchandising agreements, and permissions and releases. We have significant experience in counseling clients on matters involving ?work made for hire? issues, particularly with regard to prosecuting and defending claims of copyright infringement.
Our attorneys regularly assist clients in establishing, maintaining and enforcing their valuable trade secrets. We conduct trade secret audits and assist in developing comprehensive strategies designed to protect trade secret, confidential and proprietary information, as well as, avoiding inadvertent exposure to the trade secrets of competitors or others. We draft employee, noncompete, nondisclosure, confidentiality and invention assignment agreements for our clients.
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. has been involved in a diverse variety of copyright and trademark infringement actions on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants involving architecture, medical equipment, hardware, software, industrial designs, clothing, toys, comic books and counterfeit goods along with telecommunications, software development, consulting and personal services. We have helped devise strategies using trademark and copyright law to protect our clients against counterfeit and grey-market goods.