Intellectual Property, Data Privacy, and Security

Practice Areas

Trademark Law

The use of a trademark or trade name is a common way to make certain a product or name is identified with the correct company or organization, and is often a crucial element to a company’s overall branding strategy. The use of these marks and names has significant advantages for businesses, but also may carry some risk. At SK&S Law Group, our attorneys nationally on trademark matters, helping our clients obtain a legally protectable mark, comply with the ongoing stringent rules and requirements of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), commercialize upon their brands, and defend against any potential infringement of their marks.

Copyright Law

Copyright law provides some of the most important legal rights that an individual or business has in its creative assets. Specifically, the law gives the owner of the copyright certain exclusive rights, or privileges, pertaining to the reproduction, adaptation, distribution, performance and display of its work. Contemporary works are generally copyrighted upon their creation; however, there are significant advantages to formally registering with the U.S. Copyright Office.

SK&S Law Group’s attorneys are well versed and experienced in protecting creative works and understanding the law in using existing copyrighted materials. Our attorneys advise our clients as to the benefits of registration and oversee the entire registration process. We assist with preparing and complying with depository requirements and completing registration applications to make certain our clients’ rights are protected.

Once a client secures a copyright, we continue to help them gain the greatest benefit from their work, while protecting their rights. We assist our clients in assigning, transferring, licensing, or otherwise conveying copyrights. Our attorneys not only help our clients’ understand their rights but our attorneys negotiate, drafts, review, and counsel appropriately to ensure specific legal requirements are met, and that the rights transferred are no more and no less than our clients truly desire to convey.

Data Privacy and Security

SK&S attorneys bring unique expertise to their data privacy and security practice, having built mission-critical programs from inside organizations. We have helped clients in education, technology, e-commerce, healthcare, hardware, and software comply with the complex and overlapping laws governing data privacy and security, including:

  • Product, website, and mobile application privacy policies.

  • Compliance programs for GDPR, HIPAA, COPPA, FERPA, CAN-SPAM, PPRA,   CALOPPA, other state laws, and more.

  • Assessing and custom-building privacy and security infrastructure

  • Incident response plans, vendor data processing agreements, and data mapping

  • International data transfers and data protection impact assessments.

  • Compliance for online advertising (cookie policies, behavioral marketing, consent flows, email program administration)

  • Diligence, negotiation, and drafting in mergers and acquisitions.

  • Company training on all of the above, including table-top exercises

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