Intellectual Property Services

Intellectual Property Services

Deitchle + Simone's IP law practice is led by Pam Deitchle, an experienced IP lawyer and litigator. Pam has successfully prosecuted hundreds of trademark applications for businesses headquartered in the U.S. and abroad. She has also worked with a diverse range of clients — from artists, entrepreneurs, and entertainers to start-up tech companies, international restaurant chains, and established businesses — to manage, monetize, and defend their intellectual property portfolios.

Based in Austin, we offer IP services to clients located throughout Texas and beyond. Some services are available at fixed, flat fees. Learn more below or contact Deitchle + Simone to talk about how we can establish and protect your IP.

Trademark Clearance and Registration

A business’s most valuable IP rights are typically trademarks, because that’s what consumers and competitors see. When consumers recognize your trademark as a mark of quality, they’re more likely to become repeat customers and consume other products or services offered.

We have successfully prosecuted hundreds of trademarks for nearly every kind of business or enterprise and are particularly well-positioned to help clients identify, develop, and protect trademark assets that can make or break their business. We know how the USPTO works, how to secure registrations, and how to keep them.

We also represent clients in Opposition and Ex Parte Appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Copyrighted Work Review & Registration

While copyright protection vests automatically when a creative work is made, a copyright owner cannot sue for infringement until the work is registered with the Copyright Office. The timing of the registration may be critical to maximizing remedies for infringement.

We help authors with their copyright needs by ensuring that copyrights are held by the correct owners, because ownership issues can be tricky, especially in employment relationships. We also audit creative portfolios for copyrightability.

IP Audits

We draw on years of experience in a broad range of industries to:

  • Explore the current state of company property
  • Identify unregistered rights to protect
  • Audit current registrations
  • Consider future plans to reduce, expand, acquire, or divest IP rights
  • Evaluate IP asset ROI

IP Portfolio Management & Monetization

Every business has at least one intellectual property asset that must be protected. Many have IP assets that can be strategically monetized or strengthened. We build, maintain, and monetize global intellectual property portfolios by developing dynamic strategies for:

  • Capturing IP assets at creation
  • Applying for federal registration of copyrights and trademarks
  • Continually auditing IP use
  • Acquiring rights from others
  • Licensing or transferring rights
  • Maintaining registrations
  • Instituting best practices for internal and external stakeholders
  • Enforcing rights against infringers
  • Structuring ownership to leverage asset protection and tax strategies (in cooperation with clients’ tax/financial advisors)
  • Positioning IP assets for sale or divestment

Domain Names

We can help businesses secure domain names and enforce their rights against cybersquatters.

Speak with Us About Your IP Law Needs

To consult with us about how our experience can strengthen and protect your IP, contact Deitchle + Simone.

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