Practice Areas

At Symbus, intellectual property is at our core. A business typically focuses on this area of the law at the beginning, creating a brand identity through trademarks and copyrights, and protecting its unique advances by seeking to secure patents. Now Symbus is expanding into additional areas of the law, offering seasoned professionals to our clients as their businesses mature and new requirements emerge.

Advertising Law

  • False advertising claims under the Lanham Act (section 43(a) action)
  • FTC (Federal Trade Commission) rules
  • Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • Sweepstakes regulations
  • Copy and digital marketing campaign review

Business Formation and Contracts

  • Legal structure and venue strategy
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Acquisition agreements
  • Employee agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Obtaining fictional (d/b/a) names
  • Licensing and regulatory compliance

Cannabis Law

  • Regulatory compliance for Farms, Labs and Canniabis Retailers
  • Cannabis Investment: Placement, Negotiation, and Structure
  • Licensing and Operating Agreements
  • Buyer-Side Hemp Transactions

Copyrights

  • Securing copyright registrations at the Copyright Office, including electronic submissions.
  • Copyright infringement litigation and cease and desist letters, settlement negotiations.
  • Copyright protection for software, databases, websites, and other assets.
  • Due diligence with respect to title and assignment searches at the Copyright Office.
  • Work-for-hire Agreements
  • Photography/video clearances and releases
  • Assignments of copyright
  • License agreements

Domain Names

  • Selection, purchase and registration
  • Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings
  • Acquisitions from third parties
  • Transfers between registrars
  • Portfolio management

Franchises

  • Structuring franchise programs
  • Franchise agreements and federal disclosure documents
  • Registration of FDD and annual renewals
  • International franchising

Patents

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office applications, prosecution, maintenence and recordations
  • Domestic and international portfolio management
  • Freedom-to-operate, infringement, patentability, and validity searches and opinions
  • International applications, prosecution, and maintenance
  • Monetization strategies
  • License and transfer agreements
  • Enforcement and litigation

Privacy and Data

  • California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance
  • EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies
  • Cross-border data transfers
  • Data licensing and security agreements
  • Privacy policies
  • Cloud-based service agreements
  • SaaS agreements

Trademarks

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office applications, prosecution, maintenance, and recordations
  • Clearance and infringement searches and opinions
  • Domestic and international enforcement and litigation
  • Portfolio management
  • Opposition and Cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Securing of trademark registrations anywhere in the world, including through the Madrid Protocol
  • U.S. Customs recordation