E-Commerce & Intellectual Property

Our firm’s E-Commerce and Intellectual Property practice handles complex licensing transactions for computer software developers, Web site development companies, clients who are purchasing software licenses, and clients who are undergoing computer upgrades and systems integration. We advise businesses on proactive best practices for electronic document retention and digital discovery strategies.

Our attorneys also advise clients on how to preserve, protect and defend the legal status of their valuable trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information and other types of intellectual property.

Services provided by our attorneys include:

  • Representing and advising individuals and businesses on trademark and copyright issues, including infringement, registration, protection, licensing and assignments, and work-made-for-hire agreements.
  • Preparing and reviewing employment and consulting contracts, restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements, and agreements relating to the protection of proprietary information and trade secrets.
  • Representation in domain name disputes and cyber-squatting.

Internet, Intellectual Property, and Technology Law: Litigation and transactional representation of clients regarding trademark applications and disputes, copyright infringement and U.S. Copyright claim registration, trade secrets counseling and disputes, patent infringement disputes, domain name and cybersquatting disputes, technology transfers and licensing, electronic discovery disputes, First Amendment anonymous online speech, online defamation and immunity under the Communications Decency Act (CDA), Web publishing, Web development agreements, privacy policies, click-wrap and click-through agreements, piracy and anticircumvention under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), privacy counseling, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), unauthorized interception and access of under the Federal Communications Act (FCA) and the Federal Wiretap Act (FWA) (including, Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)), privacy and security issues pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Gram Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), unsolicited email and CAN-SPAM ACT, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and N.J. Identity Theft Prevention Act.

Client representation has included Web site developers, software developers, on-line financial service providers, content distributors, international financial accounting software publisher, business analysis research firm, neutraceutical developers and manufactures, scientists, national satellite TV system, international limousine service, manufacturer and distributor of energy and conservation products, payroll processing
company, business training consultants, authors, artists, photographers, advertisers, and advertising agencies.

Contact Richard L. Ravin for more information.