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Intellectual Property Protection and Litigation

Infringement and Trade Secrets Attorneys

In business, imitation is not flattery. It may constitute trademark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement, even counterfeiting and piracy, as well as unfair competition and grounds for legal action to protect your company's goodwill and hard-earned market share. Blecher Collins Pepperman & Joye has an extensive record of effective representation in intellectual property litigation.

We have prosecuted and defended infringement and trade secrets cases on behalf of small, medium-sized and major corporations across a wide range of industries, from manufacturers to fashion to entertainment media. Our cases are litigated statewide in California, and we routinely handle litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Discuss your situation today with one of our knowledgeable intellectual property attorneys.

Intellectual Property Protection

Blecher Collins Pepperman & Joye will take proactive and aggressive measures to safeguard clients' proprietary rights, including injunctions to halt counterfeiting, piracy and infringement, and pursue damages for tangible loss to a business and the competitor's illicit gain. Our advocacy has extended to class actions, including the certification of class action cases on behalf of musical composers against networks and studios. Of course, not all intellectual property infringement claims hold weight — we also have successfully defended clients against baseless lawsuits over IP issues.

We handle all areas of intellectual property litigation, including:

  • Copyright infringement and piracy
  • Trademark service mark, trade dress infringement and counterfeiting
  • Patent infringement
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Violations of non-disclosure agreements
  • Breach of licensing agreements and other contracts

Our cases have spanned the spectrum of unauthorized or uncompensated use of musical compositions and sound recordings, disputes over screenplay attribution, breaches of recording contracts, pirated software, infringement of logos, trade names, marks and slogans, as well as corporate espionage. Our skilled trial lawyers pursue all available remedies, including declaratory relief to establish the parameters of trademarks, copyrights, patents and contracts, injunctive relief, disgorgement of profits, statutory damages, and attorneys' fees. We also file and prosecute trademark applications in the United States and a wide variety of foreign countries as you take your business global.

Blecher Collins Pepperman & Joye also assists clients in drafting and reviewing agreements, contracts and restrictive covenants to avoid intellectual property lawsuits and disputes.

Contact us in Los Angeles to arrange a consultation with an experienced IP lawyer. We welcome referrals and inquiries from other law firms regarding cases in California and beyond.

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