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Intellectual Property Attorney in Florida & Tennessee

Intellectual property has proven to be a significant component of businesses. In the case of an intellectual property dispute, business owners are required to swiftly find solutions to avoid any potential loss and compensate where there has already been financial damage. At Smith/Barbara, our team is dedicated to protecting and enforcing your intellectual property rights. Our experienced attorneys can handle any intellectual property litigation in all state, federal, and appellate courts. Whether we need to dispute your case through mediation, arbitration, out-of-court settlements, or the involvement of the International Trade Commission or the World Intellectual Property Organization, we will do everything we can to ensure your intellectual property is protected.


At Smith/Barbara, our team can offer services regarding intellectual property, such as:


  • trademark, trade dress, and trade secret litigation

  • Copyright and patent litigation

  • the domain name and Internet disputes

  • franchise disputes

  • false advertising or unfair competition

  • antitrust litigation regarding intellectual property

  • non-compete and non-solicitation agreements

  • international intellectual property disputes and resolutions


Complex Copyright Disputes


No matter the intellectual property-related dispute, Smith/Barbara is dedicated to understanding your case from every angle. We will advise you through every point of your trial and appeal. We are experienced in litigation involving copyright law, online environments, safe harbors, anti-circumvention challenges, literal and non-literal copying claims, fair use claims, and secondary liability. Our team can also defend your case and temporary restraining orders, as well as preliminary injunctions concerning your copyright dispute.


Patent Portfolio Enforcement


It is crucial to protect and enforce your patent portfolio today. Luckily, our attorneys at Smith/Barbara are experienced and knowledgeable in the complexities of patent litigation, including International Trade Commission investigations, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We are fully capable of prosecuting and defending patent disputes in both state and federal courts. We will be involved in every phase of litigation, including preliminary injunction proceedings, jury, and non-jury trials, claim interpretation hearings, as well as any appeals.


Valuable Trade Secrets


Our attorneys are also well versed in prosecuting and defending clients in trade secret-related claims. For example, we have handled claims including the misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of non-competition clauses, breach of non-disclosure or confidentiality agreements, unfair competition claims, theft of ideas or inventions, breaches of confidence, and fiduciary duties, and insurance coverage claims relating to trade secret related coverage.


Domain Names


At Smith/Barbara, we can defend clients against their competitors who are registered under similar domain names with the ill-intention of driving commerce away from their website. We have also dealt with claims involving domain names that may have been stolen, pirated, or misappropriated. If necessary, we will file claims under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).


Various Dispute Resolution Strategies


Today, very few intellectual property disputes go to trial. At Smith/Barbara, we are fully dedicated to finding the best possible resolution for our clients. We can ensure our clients that we will always keep their specific business objectives in mind when protecting their intellectual property assets. We promise to work with our clients to gain a full scope of the potential risks, opportunities, and financial investments that may come with various dispute resolution strategies. In the end, our job is to find the perfect balance between costs and resolutions.


To learn more, contact Smith/Barbara today.