Your intellectual property is valuable and worthy of protection. Your IP might be a patent that gives you exclusive rights to an invention, a copyright that gives you control over the use and licensing of your creative work, a trademark that defines your brand, or trade secrets that give you a crucial, competitive edge. Protecting your valuable intellectual property requires staying vigilant and looking for infringers, counterfeiters, or thieves, and taking appropriate action as needed. As a holder of intellectual property, you can also find yourself on the receiving end of litigation or other legal action when another party accuses you of infringing on their IP. In any situation, it is critical that you receive advice and are represented by skilled and knowledgeable intellectual property attorneys who can counsel you and advocate for you to protect your rights and make sure you are fairly compensated for any damages done. In California and nationwide, The Green Firm is the law firm to help you do that. Contact our Pasadena intellectual property litigation lawyers today.
Protecting You at the First Sign of Infringement
Protecting your brand and your IP requires constant vigilance. It’s something the IP lawyers at The Green Firm can help with, including monitoring trademark databases for potential infringers and taking appropriate action. Failing to actively enforce your intellectual property rights can result in diluting your brand or losing your valuable IP. Our Pasadena lawyers protect clients in California and nationwide from actual or threatened infringement, including taking legal steps up to and including lawsuits as necessary. We’ll work to resolve your dispute in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, given the circumstances. Examples of steps we can take on your behalf include:
- Sending an e-mail or making a call to put the party on notice of their infringing activity and requesting that they stop.
- Sending a formal cease and desist letter that demands they halt the infringement immediately.
- Seeking a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction in court to put an immediate halt to the infringement while pursuing permanent relief.
- Filing a lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction to end the infringement and recover money damages for economic harm, including lost profits or business opportunities, disgorgement of profits, or statutory damages where authorized by law.
Fast and Effective Trademark Litigation
Holding a registered trademark means that other parties cannot use your mark without your permission or use a similar mark in a way that is likely to cause confusion. Remedies in trademark litigation can include injunctions and restraining orders, actual damages, disgorgement of profits the infringer wrongfully derived, and requiring the destruction of counterfeits or imitations under the control of the infringer. We can help prove the infringement and the appropriate measure of monetary damages, including arguing for triple damages in appropriate cases along with prevailing party attorney’s fees and court costs. We pursue cases of infringement and trademark dilution under applicable state laws.
Skilled and Knowledgeable Copyright Litigation
Registration establishes an official copyright date which can be crucial in litigation, but it is not what creates the copyright itself. The Green Firm represents plaintiffs protecting their works from infringement and defendants accused of infringing on the copyright works of others. Our team provides practical advice and effective representation to navigate complex legal issues in copyright litigation, including:
- Fair Use Doctrine
- Expired Copyright
- Induced Infringement
- Contributory Infringement
- First Sale Doctrine
- Licensing Issues
Trade Secret Litigation
When you actively work to keep certain information confidential, parties who violate that confidentiality can be held accountable for any damage they cause. Our Pasadena IP litigation attorneys take on former employees, subcontractors, vendors, or others guilty of violating confidentiality agreements or nondisclosure agreements, misappropriation, or outright theft of trade secrets. We’ll seek injunctions to protect and preserve your trade secrets while also going after monetary damages for actual harm caused, including exemplary (punitive) damages in appropriate cases and attorney’s fees and costs as authorized under the Trade Secrets Act.
Contact The Green Firm Today
For practical advice, strategic assistance, and effective representation in any intellectual property dispute, trust the legal team at The Green Firm to be in your corner fighting for you. For help throughout California or nationwide, contact our Pasadena IP litigation lawyers today.