Asset protection is a vital part of any business strategy, and OF&P’s technology and intellectual property attorneys help clients shield their distinguishing copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. We apply our business acumen, keen understanding of technology and digital commerce and legal expertise to guard against illegal or unauthorized use and, ultimately, help preserve the value of our clients’ companies, products or services.
Technology. Our technology attorneys understand the practical business issues of technology companies where product development cycles and time to market are compressed and the rules and laws governing these technologies are rapidly evolving and potentially span the globe.
We provide strategic legal counsel to Virginia technology companies spanning diverse industries at every stage of the business life cycle. Our attorneys stay abreast of the industry trends and issues as well as the legal decisions that affect them.
In order to protect clients with best practices, we advise clients on the following:
Even with best practices in place, disputes and issues can arise, and our attorneys also litigate matters including:
Our clients include:
OF&P’s Intellectual Property law practice provides services in copyright, trademark and trade secret law. In 2011, Google identified our firm as their Go-To Law Firm® for IP law. Our clients are predominantly located in Virginia, and we also work with businesses from across the United States.
Copyright Law. Our IP attorneys work with clients on copyrights for various original and derivative works, including computer software, literary works, art, industrial and graphic design, and multimedia and audiovisual products. We assist clients with the following:
Trademark Law and Unfair Competition. Our IP attorneys work with clients to protect and defend their trademarks, assisting with the following:
We also advise clients on trade dress infringement, false advertising, deceptive trade practices, passing off, counterfeit, and the Internet-specific areas of meta tags and hyperlinking without permission.
Trade Secrets. Our IP attorneys work with clients to protect their trade secrets and confidential information. They assist clients with the following:
eCommerce. Our eCommerce attorneys understand the unique business opportunities and obstacles presented by the Internet and are experienced with applying new and traditional legal principles to achieve our clients’ goals. We serve clients and businesses with a wide range of needs, from one- and two-person startups to industry leaders.
We represent clients throughout the lifespan of their businesses, from initial formation and funding to implementation of an exit strategy. We also counsel eCommerce companies in a variety of industries and represent clients across the full spectrum of Internet law matters, including:
Our eCommerce attorneys are thought leaders on the application of new and traditional legal principles to Internet transactions and have litigated a number of cases on emerging legal issues affecting e-commerce businesses including the imposition of personal jurisdiction based upon a party’s Internet presence; the immunity afforded to website operators by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996; and trademark issues in keyword advertising.
We welcome the opportunity to partner with you on all your legal needs. Our Reston, Virginia, office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You’ll find direct-dial phone numbers for individual attorneys on their profile pages, or click below to fill out a contact form to request an appointment.