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IP, Technology & Promotions

ArentFox Schiff conducts trademark availability searches and registers trademarks for nonprofit clients in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Our team also works closely with several major trade associations in establishing, implementing and negotiating contracts with network service providers and their industry-wide and online services, including industry-wide product catalogs and other databases. We also counsel clients on the protection and use of copyrighted material and the registration of copyrighted works with the United States Copyright Office.

Our technology transactions and e-commerce services include assisting trade associations and other nonprofit clients to procure, dispose of and license intellectual property and conduct activities on the Internet. We have experience in domain name disputes, and we draft and negotiate agreements regarding intellectual property rights, including multimedia transactions, technology transfer, co-branding, revenue sharing, procurement, product and software development, distribution, outsourcing and system integration. We also counsel clients on Internet home page development, corporate e-mail policies, hyperlinks and electronic data interchange. We bring domain name and copyright infringement actions to protect clients’ intellectual property rights, and we advise clients on whether their Web sites are "tax-compliant."

ArentFox Schiff’s contests, sweepstakes, and international promotion management practice encompasses all aspects of running a sweepstakes or contest, from initial conception to post-promotion activities.