Intellectual Property

Our firm represents business interests and content creators alike in a broad range of intellectual property matters throughout the United States as well as Canada, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Japan and the People's Republic of China.  Our attorneys litigate cases involving copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret claims in a variety of industries, including retail sales, software, architecture and engineering. We regularly prosecute applications for copyright/trademark registration and patent protection on behalf of content creators, and successfully litigate ICANN proceedings and trademark disputes related to domain name registrations.

Wells Marble has a robust licensing practice with a depth of experience in software licensing transactions, having negotiated numerous OEM and white label deals for business to business transactions.  We also have extensive experience in emerging technologies in the on-line and affiliate marketing space, consulting large content owners with respect to long-range licensing strategies pertaining to Clickbank, Cost Per Action and social media outlets.  We also consult with educational institutions and museums on all aspects of intellectual property management and preservation, having developed comprehensive intellectual property policies for major institutions of higher learning, both public and private.

Wells Marble is also uniquely qualified to assist clients in matters related to live entertainment, television/feature film production and digital rights management. We have experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of contractual matters related to live entertainment and tv/film production with major U.S. and Canadian studios, including handling literary and life story rights sales and acquisitions, performance and production contracts, and estate matters related to royalty income distributions.  Our depth of knowledge combined with our practical experience in the industry serves both for profit and not-for-profit clients whose work implicates a wide spectrum of entertainment specific needs, including studios, production companies, theaters, artists, religious and social welfare organizations as well as professional event planners.

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