Becker & Poliakoff

Intellectual Property

The firm’s intellectual property practice includes  trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets, false advertising, computer software/internet protection, licenses and agreements, and due diligence.

When IP issues result in litigation, our highly qualified team of IP litigators provides aggressive representation for our client’s most valued assets. Our litigators have prosecuted claims for trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement, unfair competition, false designation of product origin, and trademark dilution.

The team has represented nationally prominent intellectual property owners in federal court trademark and copyright infringement actions, which have regularly required litigating expedited motions for preliminary injunction.

Representative matters include:

  • Represented an internationally known motorcycle manufacturer in protection of trademarks utilized on and in connection with motorcycle accessories and gear. Successfully shut down counterfeiters and infringers, resulting in seizure of counterfeit goods.
  • Represented a manufacturer and designer of fine contemporary Italian furniture. For this designer, team asserted claims for the violation of copyright of artistic features in certain designs and for the violation of trademark rights, which resulted in the cessation of infringing activities.
  • Represented an internationally known designer of high-end jewelry and fashion accessories in copyright enforcement and counterfeiting actions. Team protected client’s rights in its artistic expressions protected under the law.
  • Represented a multibillion dollar federal bank in multiple trademark enforcement and domain dispute matters. Successfully litigated a range of claims including the infringement of the bank’s registered trademark, false designation of origin, cyber-piracy, unfair competition, and deceptive and unfair trade practices.
  • Represented a leading company of high-end ladies undergarments in trademark, trade dress, and design patent claims against a famous national retailer, who was utilizing the company’s famous packaging for sale of the retailer’s inferior line of ladies’ undergarments.
  • Represented a well-known resort against an internationally known hotel and timeshare resort chain in an action concerning the resort’s trademark. The case resulted in the recognition of the resort’s mark and a halt of infringing activity by the international company.