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Crowell & Moring offers the full array of intellectual property legal services, from prosecution and protection of patents and trademarks, to litigation involving unfair competition, copyrights, and trade secrets. In this information-technology age, it is no longer enough to procure intellectual property rights. To be successful, companies must be vigilant in maintaining and enforcing these rights. We assist our clients in such efforts.

Crowell & Moring lawyers offer their combined skills and experience across the full range of intellectual property disciplines. Our intellectual property litigators an extensive record of success in complex litigation and in jury and non-jury trials. We also design and implement licensing schemes for all types of intellectual property assets, and draft and negotiate complex licenses and technology transfer agreements. We regularly conduct training regarding intellectual property protection and assist clients in setting up internal policing and enforcement policies.

Representative Engagements

  • Defended intellectual property claims arising out of alleged copying of protected images by websites using a credit card processing service.
  • Defended an Internet company against copyright infringement claims brought by three video game software companies (EA, Nintendo, and Sega) relating to an online auctions platform.
  • Represented retailers in trademark, trade dress, domain name (including cybersquatting), and copyright issues.
  • Assisted in the creation, development, and implementation of a product review process for a Fortune 500 company relating to footwear, clothing, video games, and household appliances.

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Stalking Social Media: The Rise in Counterfeit Products and Intellectual Property Concerns (October 4, 2019). Authors: David Ervin and Siri Rao.
"Rulemaking on the Way? The FTC is Seeking Input by October 11 on its "Made in USA" Claims Policy," Advertising & Product Risk Management Alert (October 2, 2019). Contact: Lauren Aronson
Client Alert/Newsletter
Breaking: Democrat Robert Adler to Take Helm of Product Safety Agency (September 16, 2019). Author: Matthew Cohen.
The Unregistered Community Design to conquer the European fashion industry (September 13, 2019). Authors: Judith Bussé and Frances Caudron.
ITC Publishes Final Rule Regarding Filing of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Petitions (September 3, 2019). Authors: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Aaron Marx, Walter (Sam) Boone and Edward Goetz.
Clothing Importer Faces FCA Suit and Criminal Charges for Undervaluing Goods (August 22, 2019). Authors: Frances P. Hadfield and Allegra K. Flamm.
L’Oreal USA Loss Highlights Importance of Nondisclosure Agreements (August 15, 2019). Authors: Anne Elise Herold Li, Michelle Chipetine and Mena Gaballah, PharmD.
Fashion Industry Affected by USTR’s Proposed 10 Percent Ad Valorem Tariff on Imports from China (August 14, 2019). Authors: Frances P. Hadfield and Cherie Walterman.
E-Commerce in Europe: More Fines, More Problems (For Brand Owners) (August 9, 2019). Authors: Sean-Paul Brankin and Marieke Van Nieuwenborgh.
The EU Cybersecurity Act: Addressing the Risks of a Connected Europe (August 2, 2019). Author: Maarten Stassen.

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Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.

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