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Intellectual Property

In-depth legal knowledge and technical expertise are the core of Spencer Fane’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and a point of pride among both our attorneys and the clients we serve.
Spencer Fane attorneys regularly handle a variety of IP matters, including patent, trademark, and copyright acquisition, infringement litigation, and transactional work such as licenses, due diligence, valuation, and product development. Our attorneys are also expertly versed in trade secrets, unfair competition, enforceability of non-compete provisions, and Internet law including privacy requirements and security breach liability. Overall, our clients prize the diverse technical experience and sound legal judgment we bring to their IP needs. Spencer Fane attorneys have a wide array of technical backgrounds and regularly handle inventions in a variety of technology areas including encryption, security and surveillance equipment, food processing, foams made from renewables, POS and back end accounting systems and kiosks, three dimensional imaging to create spatial coordinates of objects, telecommunications, polymer coatings, and more. Spencer Fane also provides international trademark expertise, and our attorneys handle matters in many countries. These matters include trademark registrations, opposition and cancellation proceedings, and enforcement actions, as well as licensing and distribution activities. We move at the pace of our clients and determine availability of marks for registration in very short time constraints, even on the same day. Our trademark acquisition and dispute resolution experience includes a vast array of products and services, including computer programs, department store services, financial and accounting services, designer clothing, motion picture titles, gaming, real estate development, industrial products such as hydraulics and motors, and many more.