Practice Areas: Intellectual Property

RMDT combines the efforts of our seasoned intellectual property attorneys with the resources of a global law firm to assist our clients in all aspects of intellectual property. The Group is well integrated with other firm practice groups such as litigation, antitrust (competition), employment, corporate & securities, tax, and banking & financial services, all of which directly relate to intellectual property matters. As such, RMDT intellectual property attorneys work seamlessly with their colleagues irrespective of office location or trans-border legal differences.

Whether teaming up our intellectual property attorney with litigators or transactional attorneys, RMDT ensures that the client's interests are protected every step of the way. For instance, when employees leave with trade secrets, the expertise of both intellectual property and employment attorneys should be relied upon. When a company acquires, sells, or licenses intellectual property, tax and corporate experts should also be called upon to structure the transaction in such a way as to minimize the client's domestic and foreign tax exposure.

In the high-paced field of intellectual property RMDT centers its approach on a "team" dominated mentality where all relevant practice groups service the sometimes complex needs of our clients. It is with such grounding that RMDT is capable of representing and advising clients concerning all aspects of intellectual property. RMDT attorneys have substantial experience representing our clients in a full range of intellectual property matters such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, franchising and advertising. Whether the situation calls for the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, employing the expertise of our attorneys, patent agents and technical specialists, or litigating and successfully resolving trademark disputes, RMDT is committed to advance planning in order to maximize value and minimize potential liability.

RMDT attorneys have substantial experience in advising advertisers, software developers and corporations on how to protect and exploit their creative efforts using trademarks and copyrights. We advise our clients in the use and licensing of various protected works and ensure their interests are being protected in such areas as product name clearance, trademark registrations, defenses and/or oppositions, copyright registrations and technology and computer software licensing. Should litigation arise, we represent the interest of our clients in a wide range of judicial and administrative forums. RMDT can offer the wealth of such services to our clients because the successful integration of numerous practice groups allows the Firm to react quickly and effectively to the needs of the client, regardless of the complexities and challenges involved.