Licensing, Copyright & Trademark Infringement
Intellectual property assets can account for more than 80 percent of the average company’s value, according to Forbes. Meanwhile, the number of potential IP hazards is vast and evolving, from unscrupulous licensees to infringers to cybersquatters. It’s more important than ever for businesses to safeguard their brands, ideas and innovations.
Stueve Siegel Hanson helps companies enforce their copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and licensing rights. We have achieved results for businesses in a wide variety of industries, including e-commerce, franchisors, software and manufacturing.
We know intellectual property disputes often demand swift action; we have extensive experience seeking immediate relief from the court to halt the infringing activity, then recovering significant damages for past harm.
Not every IP dispute is a fair fight; often entrepreneurs or small businesses are up against much larger companies with more resources. Stueve Siegel Hanson’s contingency fee model levels the playing field. Because our fees are based solely on the results we achieve, our clients can protect their IP rights without draining cash reserves on traditional law firm billable hours.
In one recent “David vs. Goliath” dispute, we represented a Washington D.C. artist against the owners of the Washington Capitals, a National Hockey League team. The lawsuit alleged that the Capitals copied and misappropriated the artist’s copyrighted logo designs in media and merchandising. The matter settled on terms favorable to our client.