Representing corporations, individuals & organizations in all areas of intellectual property law.

Trademark Practice Group

Attorneys at Powley & Gibson handle all aspects of trademark prosecution practice including U.S. and Worldwide clearance, counseling, filing and maintenance. Our attorneys have litigated opposition and cancellation proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as well as before Federal trial and appellate courts. Our attorneys counsel our clients on domain name and internet issues, including UDRP proceedings, web advertising disputes and trade dress. Our firm works closely with a network of foreign associates selected for their expertise and cost-effectiveness in representing our clients’ interests in their respective jurisdictions.

Copyright Practice Group

Our attorneys counsel clients on a wide variety of copyright issues including timely preparation and filing of applications for registration before the Copyright Office, assignments and licenses, and other related transactions. Our attorneys also regularly litigate copyright cases both for plaintiffs and defendants in Federal Courts.

Our attorneys have developed significant expertise representing clients in the publishing, art and sports management industries, having filed dozens of lawsuits in federal district courts to protect their copyrights. Our copyright practice also includes issues pertaining to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and “take down” practices with social media companies.

Patent Practice Group

Attorneys at Powley & Gibson have experience in all facets of establishing, maintaining and protecting comprehensive patent portfolios for our clients. This includes counseling patent application preparation, prosecution and litigation, as well as counseling our clients to help them realize their business goals.

We have successfully prosecuted patent applications in all technologies including the electrical, chemical, biotechnology and mechanical arts, as well as business method and software patent applications. Our attorneys are also experienced in evaluating the commercialization potential of an invention through investigating the scope and validity of third-party patents and providing freedom-to-operate opinions.

Intellectual property licensing issues can be critical to our clients’ success. Whether our client is licensing rights to others or negotiating for a grant of rights from others, we provide expertise from drafting technology to negotiating complex license agreements.