Helping clients achieve their intellectual property goals
Legal services for businesses, creative professionals and their lawyers
In today's digital world, intellectual property (IP) assets are the crown jewels of many businesses. Trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, photographs and online content need to be carefully managed to maximize their value and protected against a multitude of threats.
Led by two senior partners with decades of cutting-edge IP legal experience, Lutzker & Lutzker LLP provides counseling, transactional and litigation services to a wide range of clients, including:
- Corporations whose in-house counsel need assistance with IP matters
- Large, mid-size and small businesses seeking to grow or protect their IP assets
- International brands and companies entering the U.S. market
- Creative professionals and firms seeking to capitalize on their IP assets
- Nonprofits that need a wide spectrum of legal services.
This post is an update. Read the original post here and the first addendum here.
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