Intellectual Property

We provide comprehensive IP counseling to 2,000+ companies worldwide and across all stages of operation

Why Cooley

As a fully integrated, full-service intellectual property practice, we provide prosecution, counseling and litigation services that allow our clients to gain the most value from their IP.

Whether you’re an industry leader seeking to maintain your market position or an innovative startup looking to bring disruptive technologies to market, we can help protect your ideas, innovations and branding. Our holistic advice is geared toward increasing business value, attracting investors and strategic partners, protecting your assets, deterring competition, and generating revenue. We position you for long-term growth and success.

We’re experienced in all types of IP cases, such as patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, trade dress, Section 337 investigations, false advertising, domain name and licensing matters. We regularly win cases across venues that include district and appellate courts, the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the International Trade Commission, as well as in international arbitration proceedings.

In addition, we handle IP transactional matters ranging from licenses and co-development agreements to co-branding and distribution agreements, assignment agreements, and consent arrangements. We regularly advise our clients on the acquisition and clearance of rights to third-party IP in connection with the development and marketing of content and advertising, including in the area of rights of publicity. We’re also frequently called upon to diligence IP assets in connection with high-value financings, mergers, initial public offerings, licensing and other transactions.

Our IP Depth

Cooley’s IP counseling and prosecution lawyers have decades of combined experience drafting, prosecuting, defending and opposing patent, trademark, copyright, and related rights in the US, the UK and throughout the European Union. We’ve developed extensive relationships within all the relevant governmental agencies and regulatory bodies, including the US Patent and Trademark Offices and the US International Trade Commission.

For filings and disputes in commercially significant markets outside the US, the UK and Europe, we partner with a carefully vetted network of foreign counsel located in 100+ key jurisdictions around the globe. Through close partnerships with local counsel, we help protect our clients’ IP rights across nearly 200 countries and jurisdictions worldwide.

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