New York Intellectual Property Litigators Enforce Clients’ Rights

Roslyn firm handles disputes over infringement and IP ownership

Disputes over intellectual property require quick, decisive action. Unless you enforce your rights under the law, you could suffer loss of privileges, financial hardship, and damaged image. Collard & Roe, P.C. is an accomplished New York law firm that provides exceptional insight and advocacy during litigation relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. From our offices in Roslyn, Long Island, our experienced attorneys find insightful and innovative strategies to protect our clients’ rights, promptly and efficiently.

Litigating patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases

Collard & Roe, P.C. handles all types of intellectual property litigation, including claims involving:

  • Patents — After the effort and expense of developing an invention, you want to preserve your rights to the benefits and protection provided by a patent. Once you have received a patent for an invention you have conceived, you only have a limited period of exclusivity. Any infringement needs to be skillfully defended to avoid loss of value.   
  • Trademarks — The most iconic brands are immediately recognizable throughout the world. Similarly, a smaller, growing company is defined by its logo and image. The goodwill created by your trademarks represents your good reputation within the community and is paramount to your success. Anyone who looks to confuse the public by using a similar or identical trademark should be held accountable.
  • Copyrights — Creations of text, art, music, code etc. are protected by copyrights. If someone has plagiarized or misappropriated your artistic or intellectual work, you should assert your rights to protect the value of your creative asset.
  • Trade secrets — Proprietary, confidential information/practices are viewed as trade secrets and are essential to the value of your business. If a trade secret is released to unauthorized parties, there is no time to waste. You must quickly protect your confidential business information/practices to minimize the damage to your business and to prevent other unauthorized use of privileged information/practices.

Each infringement is unique and therefore you should seek guidance from Collard & Roe’s experienced attorneys who provide a realistic assessment of the case and who develop a strategy customized to your situation. Working with Collard & Roe, P.C., you can determine whether the best course of action is sending a cease-and-desist letter, seeking an injunction or filing a lawsuit. Our lawyers will advise you through each step of the process to achieve the most favorable possible outcome.

Attorneys defend parties accused of infringing on others’ intellectual property

Without warning, you might find yourself or your business accused of intellectual property infringement. This type of allegation not only presents a substantial financial risk, but also a potentially severe reputational damage. Even if you eventually succeed in the legal proceeding, being viewed as an alleged infringer, plagiarist or abuser of proprietary business information could be devastating. A prompt, forceful response is warranted in these situations, and Collard & Roe’s litigators examine the relevant facts carefully to determine if the infringement claim is groundless or the result of an honest oversight.

Understanding the laws affecting IP rights

Intellectual property rights were initially defined in the U.S. Constitution. In the more than two centuries of U.S. intellectual property law, the field has adapted to new technologies and challenges. Whether the particular circumstance involves an invention, a brand name, an artistic work or confidential company information, cases can turn on differences that might be difficult for a layperson to recognize. Intellectual property litigation is complex and before you determine how to approach your legal challenge, it is wise to speak with knowledgeable attorneys, such as the attorneys at Collard & Roe, P.C., who understand the nuances of intellectual property law and keep apprised of the latest case law and technology.

Contact a skillful New York intellectual property litigator to discuss your case

Collard & Roe, P.C. in Roslyn, New York advocates for businesses and individuals in all types of intellectual property disputes. For a consultation regarding your particular concern, please call 516-365-9802 or contact us online