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

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
The Set Up - As we discussed earlier, courts look at the purpose and character of the use for both the original owner and the derivative use.  Courts look at how the party claiming fair use is using the copyrighted work.  Is the derivative use meant to make money?  If so, it is more likely to be found infringing, but if ... Read more
Only Three Fairs in the World - Jeff likes to say, “There are only three “fairs” in the world: The county fair, the state fair, and the World’s Fair.”  However clever that is, in copyright law, we also have fair use. I’ve been getting asked a lot of forms of, “If I do X, am I doing something wrong with someone else’s ... Read more
Top Marks For Serving Goods - Companies use words, designs, logos, colors, sounds and smells to help customers find and remember the company’s wares.  If you want to buy a cold, caffeinated, carbonated beverage, you may choose a distinctively shaped bottle with cursive writing.  If you are looking for tax preparation services that has its own online software, you may choose ... Read more
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