Trademark & Copyright Protection

"[E]xtremely knowledgeable on all aspect of IP protection and enforcement.” – IAM Patent 1000

Cadwalader's trademark work has produced significant results for clients as we work to obtain protection for "house marks" and successfully guide them in avoiding potential infringement issues by facilitating the acquisition of marks that would otherwise present obstacles or servicing co-existence agreements. We advise on such matters as:

  • Intellectual property and software/information technology licenses
  • Acquisitions, divestitures, audits, and securitizations of intellectual property portfolios and related agreements
  • Worldwide risk analysis, clearance, prosecution, management, and enforcement of domestic and foreign and trademark portfolios, trade dress, copyrights, and Internet domain names
  • Domestic and foreign registration and enforcement programs
  • Trademark and copyright licensures and audits
  • Rebrands of products and services
  • Clearance of advertising, promotional materials, packaging, and websites
  • Intellectual property enforcement, from issuing cease and desist letters to negotiating settlement agreements to litigating intellectual property infringement and other issues before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and federal courts

Cadwalader IP lawyers have extensive experience negotiating and drafting copyright and trademark licenses for copyrightable content, names and likeness of individuals and fictional characters, as well as agreements concerning distribution of copyrightable materials and content, website operations, software development and licenses, and related services agreements. We also conduct diligence of product merchandising and personal endorsement agreements between manufacturers and retailers and athletes, actors, and television personalities in various media, including web-based content.



7 Attorneys

Cole, Dash Associate New York
T. +1 212 504 6755
Moehringer, John T. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6731
Patel, Rikesh Associate New York
T. +1 212 504 6306
Powell, Michael B. Special Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6246
Talar, Jessica Senior Staff Attorney New York
T. +1 212 504 6247
Tully, Danielle Vincenti Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6585
Wizenfeld, Howard Special Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6050