O’Connell, Attmore & Miller serves as trademark and copyright counsel to companies ranging from local startups to nationally recognized brands. We offer our clients a wide range of services related to intellectual property matters, including trademark and copyright registration, counseling, and litigation. Our Intellectual Property group is comprised of both transactional attorneys and litigators, and counsels individuals, small businesses, and national corporations with respect to all aspects of intellectual property development and protection in Connecticut and Massachusetts. We help our clients identify the type of intellectual property protection needed in order to safeguard their trade dress, trade secrets, know-how, marketing materials, and business procedures, and then work closely with them to determine the best strategy to protect their rights.
Our intellectual property attorneys in Connecticut and Massachusetts recognize the importance of a company’s intellectual property to its value and long-term success. We advise our clients on intellectual property issues that arise in all facets of their businesses, from contract negotiation to their daily interactions with customers and employees. Specifically, our Intellectual Property group advises clients with respect to employment and consulting agreements, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, and sales and distributor agreements. We also analyze the intellectual property aspects of sophisticated corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. When conflict is unavoidable, our team enforces and defends our clients’ intellectual property rights in both federal and state courts.
Our Connecticut and Massachusetts intellectual property lawyers also work closely with individuals and small businesses throughout the trademark registration process, which includes selecting and clearing names and product designations, filing trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), following up on those applications, and ultimately securing federal registration for our clients’ trademarks. We also advise our clients as to the advantages and disadvantages of federal versus state trademark registration.