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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Law protects creative rights of individuals and businesses. In this era of fast-paced innovations and competitiveness, it is imperative to secure original ideas, intangible assets, designs and inventions, and possess an ability to enforce legal rights if necessary.

The Intellectual Property Group at Schumann Hanlon Margulies LLC provides the following services:


  • Counseling on choosing a mark

  • Clearance search and analysis

  • Validity/enforceability opinions discussing risks and benefits of registering the chosen mark

  • State and Federal Trademark Registration

  • Filing responses to office actions

  • Portfolio management

  • Licensing and Assignment agreements

  • Enforce and challenge trademark rights

  • Counseling on trade dress, unfair competition and false advertising issues



  • Registration

  • Portfolio management

  • Licensing and Assignment agreements

  • Work for Hire agreements



  • Freedom to operate search

  • Due diligence investigations

  • Validity/enforceability and infringement opinions


Trade Secret

  • Counseling on safeguarding trade secrets

  • Counseling on implementing trade secret protection policies

  • Non-disclosure agreements

Schumann Hanlon Margulies is a full-practice law firm that can readily assist IP clients in related areas such as dispute resolution, contract drafting and negotiation, employment-related issues, business and finance, and real estate.

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