Gallivan White Boyd represents individuals, small businesses and corporations in state and federal court on a wide range of intellectual property issues.

In matters related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, computer and software technology—as well as other tribunals, we represent various businesses and industries.

  • Nonprofit corporations
  • Software and website developers
  • Entrepreneurs, inventors, and joint ventures
  • Trademark owners
  • Franchisors and franchisees
  • Restaurants and others in the food and beverage industry
  • Designers and architects
  • Artists, authors, and musicians
  • National and local businesses

A brief mention of our representative experiences include:

  • Enforcing patent in technology covering novel process for finishing fiberglass in patent litigation.
  • Representing an educational publisher in trademark infringement litigation.
  • Representing one of the nation’s largest insurance brokerage agencies in litigation concerning alleged infringement of agency trademarks.
  • Defending businesses charged with copyright infringement of written, photographical, and musical works in the entertainment and leisure industry.
  • Representing franchisors with respect to trademark issues in litigation and general counseling and advice.

Hire one of our experienced attorneys to provide legal counsel in any of the following areas:

  • Business startups, acquisitions, licensing, and management of intellectual property assets.
  • Trademark searching, registration, licensing and related services.
  • Guidance with corporate and employment teams on overlapping issues, including business issues that involve IP assets and ownership, use, and protection of IP assets in the employment context.
  • Representation for intellectual property litigation concerning patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and technology-related matters.

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