For many businesses, their most valuable asset is their intellectual property and intangible assets. Owners have worked hard to build a network of clients and develop certain processes that resulted in success and significant business growth. Losing a customer list or discovering a trademark infringement requires prompt legal action to protect business interests.
At Blazier, Christensen, Bigelow & Virr, P.C., our service to our clients includes aggressive legal representation to hold former employees and competitors accountable for violating the law.
Central Texas Trademarks and Copyrights Attorneys
Preventative measures can be taken to protect your company and its trade secrets and intellectual property. Once your entity is established, we can take proactive steps in drafting various documents, including:
- Non-compete agreements
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Licensing agreements
- Trademark and copyright registrations.
Austin IP Litigation Lawyers
The most enforceable non-compete or confidentiality agreement cannot prevent a staff member from providing customer lists to their new employer. We respond with legal actions to hold ex-employees and their new employers accountable. Litigation often takes the form of:
- Trademark and copyright infringement
- Domain name disputes
- Breaches of non-disclosure and non-compete agreements
- Misappropriation of trade secrets
Your Rights Under Federal Trademark Infringement Law
The Lanham Act of 1946 is currently the principal trademark legislation protecting the rights of individuals and businesses holding trademark protections in the United States. Language of the Lanham Act states that any unauthorized use of a "reproduction, counterfeit, copy or colorable imitation" of a registered trademark may constitute infringement.
Our firm has extensive experience and knowledge of federal trademark infringement litigation and can handle complex cases involving interpretations of provisions of trademark, copyright and trade dress law.
We can protect your rights through various legal remedies, including:
- Injunctions against continued infringement
- Injunctions against the dilution of the trademark
- Compensation for financial damages resulting from infringement on a trademark
- Reimbursement for your litigation expenses
- Triple financial recovery for proving the defendant acted in deliberate bad faith
Austin Trademark and Copyright Attorneys
From offices in Austin, our lawyers advise and represent clients in communities throughout Travis County, Caldwell County, Bell County, McLennan County, Hays County, Williamson County and Bastrop County in Central Texas. Call us at 512-476-2622 or contact us by e-mail to arrange an initial consultation with one of our experienced Austin intellectual property attorneys.