In the field of technical IP rights –– our clients benefit from the vast experience, technical expertise and industry know-how of our patent attorneys. The patent attorneys at MAYBACK & HOFFMAN are involved in both prosecution as well as litigation work. Thus, the technical knowledge gained in continuous prosecution activities has proved a significant asset in litigation cases, and conversely, the litigation experience helps in attaining strong patents. As a result, the perspective of the client defending itself against the protective rights of others is as familiar to us as that of an IP right owner wishing to enforce its rights against imitators. Our work includes: drafting patent applications, prior art searches, application and examinations before the USPTO, patent litigation, design patent applications, management and analysis of domestic and global patent portfolios, licensing, and related services.
Our specialized lawyers and trademark attorneys practice in the different areas of trademark and design law. Our firm represents national as well as international clients in many trade fields including beverage and alcohol, food, electronics and telecommunications, travel, finance, software, tobacco and snus, housewares, cosmetics, knives and utensils, to name a few. MAYBACK & HOFFMAN is widely known for its focus in managing the client’s expectations. The firm handles worldwide portfolios for clients to protect the client’s worldwide brands and fight against piracy. The activities include trademark and design searches, trademark and trade dress applications before the USPTO, opposition and cancellation proceedings, trademark monitoring, trademark and related litigation in State and/or Federal Courts, customs seizures, registration at U.S. customs and border control, domain name, cease and desist letters and enforcement, licensing and associated services.
MAYBACK & HOFFMAN has experience in protecting consumers and competitors from deceptive and unethical conduct in commerce. Our attorneys represent large and small clients in these areas and act often on short notice to protect clients facing unfair commercial or business conduct, which often includes acts of trademark, trade dress infringement, false advertising, dilution, and trade secret theft. Unfair competition claims are not pre-empted by federal law and involve both federal and state law causes of action. In the event other intellectual property protection is not available, such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights, unfair competition laws may be used to obtain relief.
Our firm also advises clients on all aspects of copyright law, including applications and enforcement. While authors and creators of original works under current law, do not have to register a work to have copyright protection, registering the work with the U.S. Copyright Office prior to infringement and prior to filing a lawsuit grants copyright owners the important advantages of statutory damages and attorneys’ fees. Our lawyers have experience with these matters and since copyright registration is inexpensive, it is advisable to register a copyrightable work.
MAYBACK & HOFFMAN’S attorneys are chosen by clients because of their experience and depth of knowledge in Intellectual Property law, including internet law. The firm’s attorneys have established practices including domain name rights, domain name take downs, trademarks, cybersquatting, hacking, licensing, privacy policies, online fraud, and intellectual property litigation.
The firm’s attorneys litigate, mediate and arbitrate in the federal and state court venues in Florida and across the United States. These disputes include utility and design patent infringements, trademark infringements, copyright infringements, unfair competition, counterfeiting, grey market goods, and trade secret matters across a diverse range of industry sectors.