At Morgan Easley, we work with entrepreneurs, startups, and companies of all sizes to understand what they can protect and how to do it.
We join the conversation as early as possible to screen your product or service names for likely acceptance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We file applications to register federal trademarks and service marks with the USPTO and copyrights with the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress, and we stay involved to shepherd them through the approval process.
If someone infringes on your trademark, we are there to remind anyone seeking to cash in on your creativity that intellectual property is property, too. Often, a well-worded Cease and Desist letter is all that is needed to put a stop to accidental or even deliberate infringement; but if action before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board or litigation in state or federal court is required, we are ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with you to defend and protect your intellectual property rights.
And, if you or your business is ever on the receiving end of a cease and desist letter or even a trademark or copyright infringement claim or lawsuit, we can help you assess the threat and decide how to respond.
Depending on your business, we can help you license your intellectual property to others without giving away the farm!
We draft customized agreements, including but not limited to
- End-User License Agreements (EULAs)
- Terms of Service (TOS)
- Privacy policies
- “Click-wrap” or “Browse-wrap” agreements websites
- Customized software agreements
- Other IP licensing agreements for your products and services
If you are hiring a graphic designer or consultant, we help you lock down your IP with a proper “Work Made For Hire” agreement so that your IP does not walk out the door when your contractor leaves.
And if you are a photographer, musician, designer, app developer or creative artist of any type, we can help you make sure that the work you do for sophisticated clients does not end up locking you out of future opportunities to offer your services to others.