Sweeney Lev attorneys provide advice to clients on the global protection of intellectual property. We handle a wide range of issues involving
trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other confidential and proprietary information. We also conduct manuscript, copy and advertising review of clients' works and handle
contract negotiations to protect their intellectual property interests.
We provide a full range of trademark services, including creation and selection of trademarks; performance of trademark searches and "watch" services; registration of trademarks in
the United States and abroad; resolution of conflicts with third parties' marks; preparation of responses to office actions of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign
trademark offices; review of advertising and promotional copy for proper trademark usage; preparation of trademark licenses; issuance and response to cease and desist notices; and
provision of advice on trade dress infringement, counterfeiting and related issues. We apprise our clients of all filings required to maintain their trademark registrations and
prepare timely submissions to assure continuous registration.
To protect our clients' copyright interests, we conduct copyright searches and submit copyright registration applications; prepare licensing, consulting and confidentiality
agreements relating to the creation and distribution of copyrighted works; review advertising and promotional copy for proper copyright usage; obtain clearances for our clients'
use of the works of others; and develop strategies for enforcement of our clients' copyrights. We also assist them in selecting and registering domain names for their business
ventures and in resolving disputes that arise in connection with the use of such domain names by third parties.
We help our clients identify and protect their intellectual property rights through the establishment of databases of intellectual property (patents, trademarks and copyrights) and
review of contracts, such as licenses, to ensure adequate protection of our clients' property rights and appropriate compensation when others use those rights. Our attorneys also
design internal policies and procedures and prepare agreements with employees, consultants, vendors, suppliers, licensees and others to protect our clients' patents, trademarks,
copyrights, trade secrets and other proprietary information.