Blakes IP lawyers also counsel on marketing, distribution, non-disclosure agreements and a wide variety of other business transactions regarding products, services and technologies protectable under international, federal, state or local intellectual property laws. We often advise clients on negotiating and drafting agreements for, and render opinions on, transactions relating to intellectual property, including character and personality merchandising, entertainment, communications, computer software and publishing agreements. Clients also come to us for advice on technology transfer agreements in many industries, including oil and gas, paper, mining, forestry, biotechnology, food, pharmaceutical, chemical, computer, metallurgical, automotive, and information and communications technology.
Working closely with our intellectual property litigators, we offer advice when disputes arise involving patents, trademarks, copyright, confidential information and trade secrets, technology, covenants not to compete, and other intellectual property protections. In the global arena, we work collaboratively with an international network of law firms to assist clients with their licensing and other business agreements wherever they do business.