Intellectual Property

Warren Rhoades LLP provides a full range of intellectual property services. We bring an extraordinary amount of legal experience, integrity and talent to each client representation. Our intellectual property services include patent, trademark, and copyright preparation, prosecution and management. In addition we prepare and analyze complex licensing, cross-licensing and technology agreements for our clients. Moreover, the attorneys at Warren Rhoades LLP have over 60 years of combined experience in complex intellectual property litigation including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and commercial breach of contracts. The attorneys at Warren Rhoades LLP have successfully tried numerous lawsuits to verdict in the intellectual property arena. We have represented clients in a variety of industries, including entertainment, film, music, telecommunications, semiconductor, electronics, computer hardware and software, chemical, medical device, optics, nanotechnology, oil and gas, and consumer products.

Our experience, integrity, responsiveness and attention to detail set us apart from the field. We believe that a solid foundation for our clients’ business objectives is achieved through a partnership and joint effort with our clients. With this foundation, we are able to maximize our clients’ intellectual property positions by developing a unique course of action for each client.

Warren Rhoades’ patent services include:

Warren Rhoades’ trademark and copyright services include:

Warren Rhoades’ Litigation services include:

Patent preparation and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Patent Portfolio Management

Post Grant Reviews

Inter Partes Reviews



Trademark preparation and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Copyright preparation and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Foreign trademark applications and registrations

Trademark and copyright strategy, counseling and world-wide portfolio management

Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations

Commercial Disputes

Copyright Litigation

Internet & New Media Litigation

Patent Litigation

Trademark Litigation

Trade Secret Litigation

Entertainment Law

Warren Rhoades LLP’s entertainment and media practice is an interdisciplinary team of litigators and transactional attorneys to aid its clients in successfully navigating the legal challenges of the entertainment and media industry. The entertainment and media industry involves numerous legal disciplines from business law to intellectual property. As a result, clients need a law firm capable of providing advice and representation on a wide variety of issues surrounding the entertainment and media industry.  With changes in the intellectual property field dramatically affecting the entertainment and media industry, Warren Rhoades LLP is uniquely positioned to support its clients in this area since intellectual property has been at the firm’s core since its inception. The attorneys at Warren Rhoades LLP are well-versed in industry standards and the industry’s particular nuances and unique problem areas.

At Warren Rhoades LLP, our attorneys represent clients in transactional and litigation matters involving business and intellectual property laws both domestically and internationally. This includes established and emerging media, entertainment, and technology companies in a wide array of entertainment genres, including film, television, music, and the electronic arts.

Our attorneys routinely work with entertainment and media clients in the following areas:

  • Identification, evaluation, and acquisition of intellectual property assets, including trademarks and copyrights;
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights violations, including infringement disputes and applications of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act;
  • Litigation related to copyrights, trademarks, breach of contract, and unfair competition;
  • Preparation of entertainment related contracts and agreements, including licensing, non-compete, releases, work-for-hire, and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs);
  • Preparation of entertainment related releases, including actor, model, appearance, participate, photo, and location releases;
  • Entertainment websites related to trademarks, copyrights, censorship, obscenity law, and freedom of expression matters; and
  • Registration and Royalty Management with Performing Rights Organizations (BMI, ASCAP, SESAC) and music streaming services.

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