Practice Areas

Securing Rights

Mark Stein Law helps clients obtain protection for trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. This includes helping clients’ register U.S. and foreign trademarks and copyrights.  We also provide advice on other means of protecting Intellectual Property rights.  We also assist clients commercializing these rights including the preparation and negotiation of agreements involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and domain names such as license, assignment, transfer and acquisition agreements.

What is Intellectual Property

“Intellectual Property” refers to the property of your mind.  It generally includes inventions, artistic works like sculptures and paintings and brand names and logos, which identify the goods and services we buy and sell.  The three primary types of intellectual property are patents, trademarks and copyrights.

Selecting a Trademark

In selecting a trademark, you have the same primary goal as your competitors. You want to select a  strong mark which conveys to the consuming public that particular goods and services come from your company and not from one of your competitors.

Enforcement and Litigation

Mark Stein Law assists clients in enforcing intellectual property rights and in defending in the event a third party alleges a violation of its rights.  We litigate trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, copyright, patent and domain dispute cases.  We understand the business risks and costs involved in litigation and for this reason, at MarkSteinLaw, we work with you as a team with help you to find cost effective means to achieve your goals.

Mediation, Arbitration, and ADR

Mark Stein frequently serves as a mediator to help third parties resolve disputes involving intellectual property rights.  Additionally, our firm frequently counsels clients to explore alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) options such as mediation, before filing suit or often early in litigation.  ADR typically involves a confidential shuttle diplomacy style meeting with a third party acting as a neutral.  It is cost effective and frequently results in a resolution of the entire dispute or in a narrowing of the issues.  Mr. Stein is a member of both the Arbitration and Mediation panels of the American Arbitration Association.

What is a Copyright

Copyright is accorded to original works of authorship of literature, drama, music, sculpture, computer programs, sound recordings, film, photography, and works of fine art. Copyright gives the owner the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, sell, perform, or publicly display the copyrighted work and to prepare derivative works therefrom.

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