Intellectual Property Litigation in Orange County
Irvine trial lawyer vigorously pursues infringements and licensing disputes
Intellectual property, such as trademarks and trade secrets, can be vital to the success of your business. When these things are infringed or misappropriated, or a licensing agreement is breached, litigation may be necessary. The Law Offices of George B. Piggott works vigorously to protect the intellectual property rights of individuals and businesses.
With extensive experience and knowledge of intellectual property law, Attorney Piggott provides vigorous representation to individuals and businesses concerning intellectual property rights and licensing agreements. Often these cases involve a former employee misappropriating trade secrets and other protected information, or unfair competition litigation.
Patents, copyrights and trademarks offer protections
At the Law Offices of George B. Piggott in Orange County, we have more than 35 years of experience maintaining the value of intellectual property through litigation involving:
- Trademarks: A trademark protects your commercial branding, logo, picture or design from use by others. Even a confusingly similar look, shape, name or logo can constitute trademark infringement. If infringement occurs, we seek an injunction to stop further use and sue the infringer for damages.
- Trade secrets: A formula, recipe, method, process or plan distinctive to your business constitutes a trade secret. Trade secrets are intrinsic to the success of your company and give you a competitive edge. When this information is taken and used, your company is damaged, and its value can be compromised. We help you protect your business if an employee or outside party discloses protected information. We focus on minimizing damage to your company as we pursue your legal remedies.
What is a licensing agreement?
A licensing agreement is a contract whereby the owner of intellectual property rights authorizes another person or entity to use those rights in exchange for payment, such as a fee or royalty. There are many types of licensing agreements, including those involving technology, trademarks and copyrights.
Licensing intellectual property rights can be a valuable source of revenue and an effective tool for achieving other business goals. It is essential, however, that the parties uphold their end of a licensing agreement and that violations be quickly and vigorously pursued. Often, the success of your company is at stake.
We understand the importance of safeguarding and enforcing intellectual property rights and pursuing infringements or misappropriations of intellectual property or breaches of licensing agreements.
Consult with an experienced Irvine lawyer about your intellectual property matter
If you need help protecting your intellectual property, call the Law Offices of George B. Piggott at 855.300.3917 or contact us online to arrange a consultation. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., our office is centrally located in Irvine just off the San Diego freeway. We also offer weekend and evening appointments upon request to our clients throughout Orange County and the surrounding area, including Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties.
Law Offices of George B. Piggott
A Professional Corporation
2603 Main Street, Penthouse
Irvine, California 92614
Some of Our Results
- Won dismissal of securities fraud class action claims against former chief financial officer of major subprime lender.
- Obtained seven-figure judgment for partner of national trade publication in suit over control of partnership business and proceeds of sale of business.