Software & Business Methods
From video games and cell phones to applications that control satellites, software touches nearly every part of our lives. In this evolving industry, technology companies are in a constant race to create and protect their ideas to successfully compete in the marketplace.
COJK has been protecting software innovations from the early days of this industry. Our attorneys have substantial software development and related industry experience. This gives us a special understanding of the unique difficulties that software innovators face in obtaining intellectual property protection. Our location in a major technology hub has given COJK the opportunity to work with companies ranging from small start-ups to market leaders.
COJK has a vast amount of experience in handling intellectual property matters for a broad range of applications and business methods. We identify our clients’ needs and strategic objectives to determine how to protect their intellectual property assets domestically and internationally. Like our other practice groups, we take a proactive approach to asset protection, typically counseling clients early in the development process for the most effective results.
The entertainment industry is driven by the energy and creativity of artists whose works span a variety of media. Entertainment, including the entire creative arts industry, is faced with new challenges in this digital age to successfully protect intellectual property rights. With the astounding growth of the Internet, new intellectual property issues have affected the industry, particularly in the areas of publishing and distribution of artistic works.
For many years, COJK has counseled a variety of clients involved in this diverse and dynamic field. We assist authors, playwrights, musicians, sculptors, and production studios with copyrights, agreements, trademarks, and dispute resolution. Our attorneys, who are passionate supporters of the arts, provide unparalleled devotion and experience to protect and defend our clients’ ideas.
Internet Law & Domain Names
The Internet has drastically changed the way companies do business and the way people communicate. These changes raise complex intellectual property issues, some of which are new and can involve interesting twists in what was thought to be established intellectual property law. COJK remains at the forefront of Internet law, counseling major corporations as well as small businesses, public sector entities, and individuals.
Our individual attorneys and client teams utilize their in-depth knowledge of domestic and international laws in providing comprehensive IP counsel and protection to our clients. Our acute awareness of the need for businesses, artists, and authors to closely guard their market presence or works by defending trademarks, copyrights, and domain names is deeply ingrained in our firm culture.
COJK offers the following comprehensive range of services related to Internet law:
- Defense and prosecution of domain name arbitration proceedings, including Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) cases
- Defense and prosecution of federal litigation relating to domain names and copyright infringement on the Internet
- Digital rights management
- Internet publishing
- Investigations of infringement or wrongful use of a domain name that incorporates a client’s trade name or trademark
- Portfolio management
- Registration applications, transfers, and maintenance
- Search and clearance opinions for domain use in view of trademark and anti-cyber squatting laws
- Technological reviews for compliance with Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)