Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is critical to the life and success of a business. At Thompson Bukher, we represent companies that seek to protect their intellectual property rights and interests.

Our New York City intellectual property lawyers handle matters involving copyrights and trademarks, patents, trade secrets and other intellectual property matters. As a boutique firm of experienced attorneys, we remain accessible to our clients and our lawyers provide personalized, in-depth legal representation. Intellectual property law issues are rarely simple; our corporate experience, knowledge and creative problem-solving approach is a tremendous benefit to our clients.

We represent corporate clients in intellectual property law matters including:

  • Trademark and copyright acquisition
  • Trade secrets protection
  • Licensing agreements
  • Prosecuting trademark opposition
  • Trademark searches and branding
  • Confidentiality, noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements
  • Franchise registration and agreements
  • DMCA disputes
  • Domain name disputes
  • Intellectual property infringement and litigation
  • $500M Oculus Verdict Underscores Importance Of Non-Disclosure Agreements

    A Dallas jury awarded ZeniMax Media $500 million against defendant Oculus VR despite ruling that Oculus did not misappropriate any ZeniMax trade secrets. Of the $500 million award, $200 million arose from Oculus’s alleged breach of a non-disclosure agreement.

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  • Copyright Office Adopts New DMCA Registered Agent Process

    The new system has simplified the process but has also created a renewal requirement as well as discarding all prior registrations.

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  • Defend Trade Secrets Act Signed Into Law

    On May 11, 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). The DTSA may be the most significant expansion of intellectual property law by the federal government since the Lanham Act (1946).

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  • The Intellectual Property Needs Of A Startup Business

    The assets of a modern startup business are tied to its intellectual property holdings. This is because the modern startup typically initiates its presence in the internet space where intellectual property is the main, if not the only brick, in the startup’s foundation.

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