Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property is the cornerstone of any technology-based company. Our attorneys have years of legal expertise and industry experience in biotech, agtech, information technology, and e-commerce. Our attorneys are experts in IP licensing and leveraging. In today’s IP landscape, you need someone who can protect your local business globally. OgdenGlazer has experience with intellectual property regimes in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and Africa.

Information Technology

With multiple attorneys with software development experience, we have deep expertise in working with enterprise software, web-related service, and mobile application development. Our expertise includes drafting and negotiating open-source and proprietary licensing schemes, developing user agreements, and helping you to navigate global privacy requirements. 

Trademarks

Our firm knows trademarks. We believe that your brand is often the single most important asset of your company. We can help you analyze the competitors in the market and other brands that may pose a problem, navigate an appropriate strategy, and then execute a global protection scheme for ensuring your brands and products are protected. We have deep expertise in state, federal, and international trademark protections. Having Ogden Glazer + Schaefer manage your portfolio means you can focus on executing your business strategy.

Copyright

Content creators are some of our favorite clients. We are here to support your creativity! Whether you are an artist, musician, author, or educator, we can help you protect your creations. Filing copyright applications is often just the first step in connecting your art and creations to your fans and your users. We also work with consultants and educators looking to protect and leverage their business tools and curriculum.

Patents and IP Portfolio Management

Our IP experts are technologists. With strong background in the hard sciences, genetics, software, and business processes we know how to help you integrate your technology into your business. We leverage our network of patent lawyers (we do not draft patents at Ogden Glazer + Schaefer) to get the patents you need, and then work with you to turn those patents into business relationships through licenses and joint ventures and technology partnership agreements.

Recent Blog Posts About Intellectual Property

FUCT Marks are Allowed - According to statue, someone could not register a trademark if it “[c]onsists of or comprises immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter; or matter which may disparage or falsely suggest a connection with persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute; or a geographical indication which, when used on or in connection ... Read more
Something Special from Wisconsin - What does Champagne, Roquefort cheese, and Darjeeling tea have in common – other than a very high likelihood of being in my kitchen? They are all geographic indicators of a specific good. Or in other words, the name tells you where it came from – as in a location in the world, not just a ... Read more
The End of an Era: Sega of America, Inc. v. Fox Interactive (aka Crazy Taxi vs. Simpsons Road Rage) - Happy Tax Day everyone! (I’m writing this on Monday!) Also, happy Crazy Taxi patent expiration day! If you’re a millennial like me, you’re probably familiar with the Sega arcade game, “Crazy Taxi.” (arcade release in 1999) And…if you were suffering through high school a few years later, I bet you know of that classic Crazy ... Read more
Is This Something? - Much like Letterman used to ask, “Is this anything?“,  clients often ask “Is this a trademark?” The answer to that depends on the answers to the following questions: Is whatever it is connected to the good or service being sold?  Will the customer see your product and the proposed mark together at the time they ... Read more
Sorry For Partying - Last week was a bit of a let down, wasn’t it?  Here’s all of these interesting facts, and then thbbt! No resolution.  This week is better.  This one also involves the manipulation of a photograph but with a lot more humor. This time, Sconnie Nation, a t-shirt company, used a photo taken by Michael Kienitz ... Read more
When it goes Fairey, Fairey wrong - Fair use is a defense, but it isn’t always a slam dunk winning defense.  Shepard Fairey is a graphic artist and known for street art.  You may not recognize his name, but you likely recognize at least one piece of his work:  The Obama HOPE poster. The photo is instantly recognizable and arguably iconic.  It ... Read more
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