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Intellectual Property

UNFAIR COMPETITION, LICENSING, ROYALTIES, IP SUPPORT

As an entrepreneur, business owner, artist or individual holding valuable intellectual property, it is critical to have proper legal foundations to protect your interests. At Rappaport Law Corp in Santa Monica, California, our firm has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting contracts as well as in defending our clients facing intellectual property disputes. Our firm will take a comprehensive approach to identify your interests, determine a proper course of action and protect your interests in contract negotiation and dispute resolution.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTIONS AND LICENSING

Protecting intellectual property may involve trademarks, trade names, copyrights and patents to prevent infringement. After your legal interests are established, you may need additional legal support to make a profit or to prevent the use of your logo, brand or other property interest. At Rappaport Law Corp in Santa Monica, California, our firm is experienced in intellectual property protection, including licensing, royalties and merchandising agreements.

CREATIVE, STRATEGIC LICENSING AGREEMENTS

Well-crafted licensing agreements allow property owners to control who uses the product and how it is used, limit the use to one user (in software products), or limit where or how a product is used (logos, etc.). Our Santa Monica IP licensing attorney, Jerry Rappaport, has extensive experience in licensing agreements involving manufacturing, fashion and software industries throughout the Los Angeles County region.

NAVIGATING THE INTERSECTION OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY AND THE LAW

With experience in all aspects of a complex claim, transactions through litigation, we are uniquely prepared to prevent potential issues and pitfalls before they arise. In the event of a dispute, we are strategic and skilled in minimizing business or financial impact and protecting your rights. In addition to his legal experience, Jerry Rappaport operated an entertainment licensing company with annual revenues in excess of $30 million and more than 400 employees. Understanding every angle, we are prepared to handle the legal, technical and practical business aspects of any contract or dispute.

Santa Monica intellectual property attorney Jerry Rappaport is experienced with cases involving:

  • IP licensing
  • Unfair competition
  • Contracts
  • Merchandising agreements
  • Royalties
  • Client lists
  • Trade secrets
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Publishing agreements
  • Infringements
  • Intellectual property litigation

Our firm has extensive experience working in a wide range of industries, including entertainment, publishing, computer software and design. Jerry Rappaport has extensive experience in licensing, trade secret and unfair competition matters. These have included numerous forms of intellectual property including trade names, images, characters and computer software development and licensing, disputes regarding copyright, trademark infringement and other unfair competition matters.

Jerry has been named a Super Lawyer and is recognized throughout the Los Angeles County region for his experience in the following cases:

  • Dispute over rights to the use of “King of Pop”
  • Dispute regarding rights to the use of the name and image of Tupac Shakur
  • Dispute between terminated manager and major television, motion picture and recording artist
  • Licensing agreements with governmental agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and regulated financial institutions including Shearson Lehman/American Express, Bank of America, state of Texas and Los Angeles Metropolitan Water District
  • Claim former employee of acting studio competing unfairly and misappropriating trade secrets, including customer list
  • Negotiation of trademark licensing of major brands, marks, motion pictures personalities
  • Negotiation of strategic partnership agreement manufacture and distribution of licensed merchandise

LEGAL ADVOCACY WITH BUSINESS-MINDED ADVANTAGE

In addition to his legal experience, our founding attorney operated an entertainment licensing company with annual revenues in excess of $30 million and more than 400 employees. This experience adds significant value to business clients. While securing your long-term interests through contract negotiation and dispute resolution, he will also remain attentive and loyal to your overall business goals.

Jerry Rappaport has extensive experience in licensing, trade secret and unfair competition matters. These have included numerous forms of intellectual property such as trade names, images, characters and computer software development and licensing, disputes regarding copyright, trademark infringement and other unfair competition matters.

Call 310-450-6060 or contact our experienced Beverly Hills merchandising agreement attorney or West Los Angeles trademark attorney online to schedule a consultation.

2500 Broadway, Suite F-125
Santa Monica, CA 90404,
Phone: (310) 450-6060
Fax: (310) 453-9600