Copyright and Trademark
Intellectual property rights sometimes come into dispute because some political advocacy groups take root informally at the grassroots level without initially paying attention to IP protection formalities. We guide groups in registering and protecting copyrights and trademarks, course and education materials, logos and other branding. Our emphasis always is to resolve matters amicably among related groups with the prospect of litigation being a last resort.
Successfully defended non-profit advocacy group against claim that it did not own rights to its name and that it had defamed a former director. Jury found that "Tea Party Patriots" trademark did not belong to former board member and restored all rights to the mark. The defamation claims were dismissed upon motion for directed verdict.
- June 17, 2016
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