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Advertising, Marketing and Promotions

We at Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP understand that advertising is an important tool to facilitate any company’s growth and marketplace success. Our lawyers resourcefully guide clients in planning their advertising and marketing campaigns to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations while skillfully minimizing competitor challenges and deceptive advertising investigations. Fundamental to our approach is ensuring that all client intellectual property rights receive effective copyright and trademark protection and are leveraged through carefully drafted contracts covering promotions, placements, and agency services. Go to Advertising, Marketing and Promotions Page >

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Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP offers comprehensive copyright protection through effective use of intellectual property laws for a wide range of media, including printed publications, software, secured tests, soft sculptures, and comic books. We offer creative advice to clients on how to secure rights in their original literary, dramatic, musical, pictorial, graphic, audiovisual, recorded, and artistic works. That includes advice on notice and deposit requirements, registration of copyright claims with the United States Copyright Office, and guidance regarding international copyright issues. Go to Copyrights Page >

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Entertainment and Media

Television and radio networks, production companies, performing talent, advertisers, and many other clients in the entertainment and media industries turn to Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP for advice on copyrights, licensing, syndication, defamation, branding, merchandising, and First Amendment rights. With decades of insider experience and high-level relationships with emerging and established creative talent and production companies, Fitch Even lawyers represent prominent entertainment and media companies as well as individual actors, writers, directors, producers, composers, animators, and graphic designers. In addition, we serve as outside counsel to several major broadcast and cable networks. Go to Entertainment and Media Page >

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International IP Protection

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP supports the intellectual property needs of clients anywhere in the world. We handle both outbound and inbound patent and trademark prosecution and enforcement for global leaders in food and beverages, electronics, wireless Internet, packaging, mechanical and medical fields, and other business sectors. Go to International IP Protection Page >

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Internet and Domain Names

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP protects our clients’ rights against cybersquatters and others who improperly register and use Internet domain names that are identical or confusingly similar to our clients’ names or trademarks. With the help of our global counsel network, we combat such abuses around the world, using traditional trademark laws, the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, and the domain name uniform dispute resolution procedures (UDRP) conducted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This also includes the protection of brands in social media sites. Go to Internet and Domain Names Page >

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IP Litigation

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Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery's national litigation and trial practice provides sophisticated, highly effective representation to a wide range of clients in virtually every major industry. Our deep experience, strategic approach, vigorous advocacy, and proven trial capabilities have led to a stellar track record of success against top legal teams from the nation's largest law firms. Fitch Even has handled cases involving a variety of technologies and complex fact patterns underlying claims of patent infringement, trade secret theft, breach of license, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition, and more. Go to IP Litigation Page >

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IP Portfolio Management

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP helps many businesses apply the same rigor and quality of thought to the building, maintenance, and leveraging of their patent portfolios as they usually apply to other decision-making processes. Our goal is to integrate patenting activity with the overall goals and plans of the business. We have the skills and experience necessary to acquire intellectual property rights and to leverage those rights in the marketplace and courts. But we also understand how to help a business make better, more-informed decisions regarding what to protect, how to protect it, and when and where to seek protection. Go to IP Portfolio Management Page >

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IP Strategy Development

At Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP, we understand that extracting significant value from intellectual property assets is important to our clients’ business success. Because our lawyers are exposed to so many facets of intellectual property law and related business practices, we are adept at counseling clients on how to secure and exploit IP rights in a manner that is aligned with the business objectives of their enterprise. We help our clients develop comprehensive IP protection plans that take full advantage of utility and design patents, trade secrets, trademarks, trade dress, domain names, copyrights, and other forms of intellectual property. Go to IP Strategy Development Page >

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IP Transactions

The emergence of technology as an important value driver in today's economy has brought forth an explosion of complex commercial transactions involving intellectual property. Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP has the expertise to support intellectual property and technology transfers in myriad commercial settings. Our deep understanding of patents, trademarks, and copyrights—and the procedures for obtaining and enforcing these assets—permits us to approach each transaction with unique insights regarding the scope and value of the asset involved and the benefits and potential pitfalls of various transaction structures. Go to IP Transactions Page >

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Patent Preparation and Prosecution

When Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP lawyers begin the process of drafting a patent application, it is with a clear focus on the larger business objectives of the invention. Our goal is to work with clients and define how the invention can best return value to the business, then craft an interpretation that presents a compelling story to the patent examiner about why the invention is unique and patentable. We ask the right questions and focus on the strongest arguments that support patentability at each stage in the invention’s life cycle—from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approval, to monetization in a strategic venture or licensing arrangement, to effective enforcement against infringers. Many clients consider us an extension of—and partner in—their technology and strategic analysis functions. Go to Patent Preparation and Prosecution Page >

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Product Clearance and Legal Opinions

Accurately assessing your freedom to operate relative to the scope of competitors’ intellectual property rights is an important component of how Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP can support your product development cycle. Our lawyers fully understand that, given the costs of resolving legal disputes and the potential monetary and injunctive remedies available against infringers, the consequences of introducing an infringing product into the marketplace can be severe. We provide solid legal opinions regarding IP scope and validity not only to support informed product introduction decisions, but also due diligence associated with business mergers and acquisitions, joint venture relationships, and intellectual property acquisition initiatives. Go to Product Clearance and Legal Opinions Page >

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PTAB Trial Practice

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Since the America Invents Act (AIA) was enacted in 2012, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery has represented clients in over 150 AIA trial proceedings. Based upon successful outcomes on behalf of our clients, Fitch Even was recognized as the number-one firm in the U.S. for patent owners in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings during the period of 2012⁠–2016, and Fitch Even remains a top-ranked firm today. Fitch Even was recently ranked by IAM as being among the top 10 firms at preventing institution of trial on behalf of patent owners in IPR proceedings since 2013.          Go to PTAB Trial Practice Page >

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Reissue and Reexamination Proceedings

Few law firms surpass Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery’s capability to handle reissue and reexamination patent proceedings—in addition to our noteworthy experience with PTAB post-grant proceedings. We have an in-depth understanding of the substantive and procedural requirements unique to these proceedings, especially as an integrated part of representing clients in patent infringement disputes. For decades Fitch Even lawyers have utilized various post-issuance mechanisms afforded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the benefit of patent owners, accused infringers, or interested third parties. Our long history in this practice area provides our lawyers with the unique ability and background to make use of these mechanisms in conjunction with patent litigation to the benefit of our clients. Fitch Even’s experience in this area is a key differentiator of our dispute resolution approach. Go to Reissue and Reexamination Proceedings Page >

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Trademark and Brand Protection

In the modern global business world, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP helps companies of all sizes—including those with some of the best-known global brands—manage and protect their brand portfolios. We often work with correspondent law firms to register, maintain, and enforce brands in 220 or more countries, including even the smallest and most-obscure jurisdictions. Our global capability is especially important as the proliferation of social media outlets and other new distribution channels makes protecting brand identity a key business priority. Go to Trademark and Brand Protection Page >

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Trade Secrets

Fitch Even lawyers are skilled at using trade secret protection strategies to defend a client’s confidential information. Unlike other intellectual property information such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks, trade secrets are not registered with the government. Trade secret protection covers information that is treated by the owner in a way that can reasonably be expected to prevent others from learning about it and provides the owner with a competitive business advantage. Trade secrets can include any formula, pattern, physical device, idea, process, or compilation of information. Go to Trade Secrets Page >

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