Intellectual property protection is very important for many startup businesses. It is not by any means limited just to “tech” companies. KISHNER & MILLER have many years of experience in advising businesses how best to protect intellectual property.
Before even seeing a lawyer, many early-stage startups have multiple people working on ventures in which they develop proprietary forms of intellectual property, whether in the form of software or hardware design work or proprietary methods of exploiting Internet technology or other protectable intellectual property. In such cases, unless proper agreements are in place, the various contributors to the development effort may each personally own some part of the intellectual property rights that properly belong in the company. KISHNER & MILLER are skilled in managing the intellectual property rights in such situations to ensure that such free-floating rights are properly assigned to the startup without adverse tax consequences.
At KISHNER & MILLER we not only structure deals but also have the ability to enter into the commercial litigation arena to protect intellectual property should the need arise. We are able to advise our clients in the area of intellectual property with skill and experience.
For decades, we have assisted businesses in addressing their various intellectual property issues, including:
- Technology assignment agreements
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Trademark and service mark registration and protection
- Trademark infringement issues
- Online disputes: domain names and trademark infringement
- Trade secret enforcement
- Trade secret litigation
- Copyright infringement litigation
- Warranties and indemnities relating to intellectual property infringement
With the growing tech industry and Internet-related concerns have become more vital, and our intellectual property lawyers are equipped to assist you in this area.
Our attorneys are also experienced in handling intellectual property issues as they arise in the M&A context, whether by asset sale, stock sale, or merger.
It is important to business startup clients to avoid due diligence problems when the time comes for the closing of their funding rounds or for the closing of their company’s acquisition. Nothing is worse than discovering claims against a business’s intellectual property rights at such critical moments. KISHNER & MILLER may help ensure that you protect your rights in this vital area. Through our counseling you may avoid potentially large problems later.