Intellectual Property, Privacy and Ecommerce

Smith Buss & Jacobs has a depth of experience in counseling clients in matters involving the full spectrum of intellectual property, privacy and e-commerce issues. Along with providing assistance to clients whose primary assets are their copyrights, trademarks, patents or trade secrets, the firm provides a full scope of services to clients whose businesses involve information and intellectual property, including those in the advertising, real estate, e-commerce, publishing, and telecommunications industries.

We provide counseling on trademark and copyright laws, on the use of copyrightable subject matter, and on the selection, adoption and registration of trademarks. We negotiate contracts for the transfer or license of intellectual property rights and render advice on laws relating to the commercial use of public and private information.

In connection with corporate acquisitions and divestitures, we firm undertake thorough intellectual property due diligence and advise on the use of protected intellectual property of newly merged or divested businesses.

Our attorneys represent emerging and establishing companies in various industries, some subject to specific regulation – such as financial firms and health care providers – which require professionals with a sophisticated knowledge of privacy and data security laws and practices. Clients which we represent do business in industries such as health care, media, software and web development, financial services, and advertising. The swiftly changing scope of their legal obligations requires a partner with the speed and expertise of Smith Buss & Jacobs.

 

Areas in which we provide advice and assistance include:

Trademark and Copyright Law

  •  Clearance and Registration
  •  Intellectual Property Licensing and Securitization
  •  Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
  •  Agreements for the Effective Exploitation of Intellectual Property
  • Protection of Trade Secrets

Privacy and Data Security

  • Litigation eDiscovery
  • Privacy Audits
  • Data Breach Response
  • Online Libel and Defamation Response
  • Lawful Transfer of Personal Information
  • Website Privacy Policies and Terms and Conditions

Internet and E-Commerce Law

  •  Negotiation With Investors on Behalf of New Media Startups
  • Advice on Social Media and New Information Technologies
  • M&A Transaction Planning
  • Advice on Regulatory Frameworks
  • Employee Matters Including New Hires, Retention and Stock Option Plans.