Attorneys in the Intellectual Property Group work with clients to assess the strength of their intellectual property assets, including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents, and to identify potential issues regarding those assets. These assessments may be for internal audit purposes or for the purposes of evaluating existing or potential investments in technology companies or other companies with meaningful intellectual property assets. Sideman & Bancroft also assists clients in resolving issues identified through the audit process.
Trademark portfolios have a tendency to expand. Without a watchful eye, this results in unwanted costs and fees for the trademark owner. We specialize in auditing “runaway portfolios” and have been successful in significantly reducing trademark costs for clients. The goal of these audits is to cut unnecessary expenses while allowing for initiation and maintenance of registrations deemed valuable to our clients and their brands.