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Intellectual Property Lawyer Jacksonville, FL

Intellectual Property Lawyer Jacksonville, FLMurphy & Anderson, P.A. represent clients in a variety of intellectual property litigation matters, including copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent and unfair competition cases in state and federal courts, as well as in mediation and arbitration settings. We have the expertise to assist clients in preventing the infringement of their works, marks or inventions, seeking damages from infringers through litigation or settlement, and defending against claims of infringement, including on the Internet.

Copyright Litigation

We assist clients in enforcing copyright claims and defending claims of infringement in a wide variety of areas, including those concerning sound recordings, literary, musical, pictorial, audiovisual and related works, as well as computer software. Many times Murphy & Anderson, P.A. handles copyright infringement actions that arise as part of a larger dispute over publishing, unauthorized copying, distribution, performance, breach of contract, First Amendment rights, or employment-related issues. We also provide detailed opinions and legal analyses on the following copyright issues:

  • Ownership of works
  • Copyrightability of works
  • Registration of works
  • Literal and nonliteral copying claims
  • Distribution and/or performance claims
  • Licensing
  • Secondary liability
  • Safe harbors
  • Fair use
  • Anti-circumvention
  • Exemptions
  • Injunctions

Trademark and Trade Dress Litigation

Murphy & Anderson, P.A. attorneys handle an array of federal and state court trademark, servicemark and trade dress disputes, including those concerning consumer product trademarks, business names, trademark dilution, trademark counterfeiting, false designation, false advertising, Internet domain names, and other forms of trade dress. Our litigators counsel clients on the most effective strategies for protecting their trademarks, whether registered or protected under common law. We also counsel clients on domain name strategies, effectively evaluating and handling cybersquatting concerns, domain name acquisition and the protection of intellectual property rights on the Internet. Our attorneys provide detailed legal analyses on the following trademark/trade dress issues:

  • Registration of marks
  • Source identification
  • Product trademarks
  • Trademark dilution
  • Trademark counterfeiting
  • False designation of origin
  • False advertising
  • Unfair and defective trade practices
  • Consumer confusion
  • Secondary meaning
  • Inherent and/or acquired distinctiveness
  • Cybersquatting
  • Internet domain names
  • Injunctions

Trade Secret, Misappropriation, Unfair Competition

Trade secret law is generally considered the oldest form of intellectual property protection. It affords developers of useful commercial information a civil remedy against anyone who wrongfully obtains and uses a business secret. Unlike copyright and patent law, since a comprehensive federal statute does not control trade secret law, our attorneys handle trade secret litigation matters implicating a wide range of common law protected interests and confidential information. We prosecute and defend claims of trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition in both state and federal courts across the country and regularly counsel clients about beneficial strategies to protect their trade secrets and proprietary information. Murphy & Anderson, P.A.'s representation of clients in trade secret and unfair competition matters often involves the following related areas and issues:

  • Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) claims
  • Restatement of Torts § 757
  • Restatement (Third) of Unfair Competition § 39
  • Independent Economic Value
  • Reasonable Secrecy
  • Analyses of "Improper Means"
  • Misappropriation
  • Economic Espionage
  • Right of Publicity
  • Likeness
  • Non-compete agreements

Patent Litigation

Our Jacksonville Law Firm has represented clients in enforcing their patents, defending against claims of patent infringement, handling disputes concerning inventorship and ownership of patents, as well as those involving patent licenses. In every patent case, our litigators work closely with patent specialists who have the requisite technical and scientific knowledge to effectively represent their interests before the USPTO. Often times, Murphy & Anderson, P.A. also provides counsel to clients with respect to categorical registration, work-for-hire protections, and the evaluation of related employment interests.

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