Intellectual Property Disputes

Rome & Associates handles all aspects of intellectual property litigation, including copyright and trademark, for clients seeking enforcement of their rights as well as clients threatened or sued for purportedly violating a third party’s rights. We lead you through every phase of intellectual property litigation, from applications for emergency relief that can quickly lessen damage, all the way through trial and appeal if needed. We have an in-depth understanding of new legislation and the available safe harbors to internet service providers. Our attorneys routinely submit winning briefs in all U.S. Federal courts.

We prosecute and defend copyright claims, including matters implicating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Our firm has worked with copyright holders in the apparel, software, online content and domain industries—in particular, helping web-based companies in actions involving infringement of source code, content and images.

Rome & Associates also prosecutes and defends actions involving trademark, service mark and trade dress infringement, dilution, unfair competition, counterfeiting and unfair advertising. We have a broad understanding of intellectual property enforcement strategies, which we tailor to fit your industry and specific case.

In addition to copyright and trademark, we can help you with actions involving:

  • Claims of trade secret misappropriation
  • Keyword advertising and social media sites
  • Lead generation matters

Our Results:

  • We had two federal cases dismissed on behalf of a client who was accused of trademark and copyright infringement. The dismissal was allowed after extensive briefing on safe harbors afforded to internet service providers through the Communications Decency Act (CDA) and the DMCA.
  • Our firm prosecuted an action arising out of an infringement of source code by a prominent 3D printer manufacturer, which was resolved shortly after a deposition of the defendant.