SFMS has significant experience providing an array of legal services in the areas of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, outsourcing, software, technology, restrictive covenants and franchise law. These services include obtaining protection, registrations, amendments and renewals with respect to patents, copyrights, trade secrets, service marks and trademarks. SFMS also counsels its clients on licensing, marketing, distribution and other commercial transactions regarding products, services and technologies protectable under international, federal, state or local intellectual property laws.
SFMS attorneys also have litigated and provided advice about disputes involving the protection and enforcement of rights in patents, trademarks, copyrights, confidential information and trade secrets, technology, covenants not to compete, and other intellectual property. SFMS has significant experience in prosecuting and defending copyright, trademark and patent infringement cases, unfair competition actions, Internet and technology disputes (including those involving software and computer technology), franchise disputes, false advertising claims, litigation concerning trade secrets and restrictive covenants, and other claims relating to intellectual property. SFMS attorneys also are well-versed not only on the substance of intellectual property law, but also on federal and state court procedural issues, including obtaining and defending against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions that often are sought in intellectual property actions. Finally, SFMS attorneys are proficient in resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as arbitration and mediation.
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