Original, creative works such as art, images, movies, music, books, manuals, and computer programs can be protected by copyright. These works can be an integral part of a client’s intellectual property portfolio and are valuable business assets.
St. Onge IP takes a proactive approach to work closely with our clients, to evaluate their IP portfolio and identify copyrightable property and then determine ownership and formulate the best methods of protection.
We provide a wide variety of services, including registration, licensing, assignment/transfer of copyrights, fair-use assessment, permissions for third-party use, recordation with U.S. Customs, and litigation involving enforcing or defending copyrights.
Our commercial and forward-looking approach securely protects our client’s intellectual property today while laying a foundation for future product expansion. We guide clients through a full range of copyright issues, including ownership, assignment, licensing, registration, recordation, and litigation.
We scrutinize both our clients businesses and the marketplace, keeping a watchful eye on potential challenges and opportunities that may arise. Our goal is to provide comprehensive legal counsel that reflects current and future business needs.
We also provide due diligence reviews of IP assets for companies in relation to possible acquisitions, mergers, sale, or purchase of a division or company. Such reviews allows clients to assess the nature and value of the IP assets so they can be properly valued or leveraged.
We work with foreign counsel and utilize U.S. Customs procedures, to enforce copyrights and to prevent counterfeit products from entering the United States or other countries. Our monitoring procedures can result in counterfeit goods’ being detained at the border, without the necessity of a lawsuit or posting bond.
The types of works protected by St. Onge IP include:
- Computer software, architectural blueprints, automobile interiors, apparel ornamentation, text, online content, artwork and designs, literary works, photographs, product design, and packaging.