Intellectual Property & Technology Law

PRACTICE AREA CONTACTS: Kevin M. Murphy and Nat P. Calamis

The mid-Atlantic region is home to many technology-based enterprises – especially Internet, computer and biotechnology companies. As a leading law firm in this region, Carr Maloney provides innovative solutions to these industries’ emerging intellectual property- and technology-based concerns. We actively participate in the region’s technology councils and boards of trade, and we have co-hosted several national and international seminars and symposiums. Carr Maloney’s employment law team also works with our IP attorneys to analyze “work for hire” and “non-compete” language in the employment contracts of various professionals, particularly for companies within the technology industries.

Using our wide-ranging litigation experience and business savvy, Carr Maloney represents clients in sophisticated copyright, trademark, licensing, e-commerce, unfair competition, Internet and technology law matters. When counseling, litigating and negotiating on behalf of our clients, we always adhere to our motto: “We simplify the complex.” Our broad experience includes our having represented:

  • A regional beverage distributor against claims that it used artwork on a beverage bottle that had been designed by plaintiff and taken without permission.
  • An architectural firm in copyright infringement litigation regarding design plans. The case revolved around the “work-for-hire” doctrine.
  • A book re-seller against claims that it distributed books in violation of certain copyrights.
  • An international media company in its use of certain titles on a series of television, video, audio and book products. The plaintiff company claimed it had first use of certain words in the title of its own audio and video products and that the title of its product was protectable and confusingly similar to that of defendant’s products.
  • A national restaurant chain against attacks on its mark by a large food company.
  • A local retailer against claims brought by the alleged owner of rights to a nationally known television character’s costume design.
  • A public relations firm against a large online service provider over U.S. rights to a well-known Internet search engine trade name.
  • Various clients in drafting licensing agreements for software, shareware, ASPs, hardware and other technology products and services.

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