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Intellectual Property Law

Properly managing and protecting intellectual property assets are critical to remaining competitive in the modern marketplace.  The attorneys of Barrett & McNagny LLP are experienced in a wide array of intellectual property matters. Our experience encompasses patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, and trade secret issues. We pride ourselves in helping clients obtain, protect, and enforce a competitive edge in the world of ideas. 


A patent grants the patentee the right to forbid others from making, using, or selling the patentee's novel invention. Patents and patent licenses are a powerful tool in the quest to attain and hold a competitive edge in the technology marketplace.


Copyrights protect specific expressions of ideas, such as software, photographs, music, books and video. As software rights and licensing become increasingly important aspects of maintaining a competitive edge, the nuances of copyright law are becoming a vital part of the business decision-making process in many industries. Our attorneys are experienced in copyright law, licensing, and infringement litigation.

Trademarks and Trade Dress

Protecting the integrity of brands and business names can be every bit as important as protecting physical assets. Trademark and trade dress law provide an avenue for businesses to prohibit their competitors from taking improper advantage of their well-known names and hard-earned reputations. Our attorneys are experienced in trademark and trade dress law, including registration, protection, enforcement, and infringement litigation.

Trade Secrets

A core part of a business's value is knowledge, especially knowledge that is not known to its competitors. The importance of information security cannot be overstated. Trade secrets protection helps prevent the disclosure of valuable information and know-how.  Our attorneys are experienced in maximizing trade secret protection, and, when necessary, using litigation to prevent unauthorized disclosures.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding Barrett & McNagny's Intellectual Property Law area of practice, please contact one of the attorneys listed below:

Legal Updates

New I-9 Requirements

The U.S. Department of Homeland security has posted the new I-9 form that will be required to be used on and after May 7, 2013.  Federal law requires employers (among others) to have individuals hired for employment verify the employee's identity and legal authorization to work in the U.S.  The new form can be found at www.uscis.gov.

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