Intellectual Property Law

Copyright, Trademark, Licensing, and Trade Secrets

PWHD attorneys assist our clients in the selection, searching, and registration of company names, group names, trademarks, and service marks.  We give our clients practical advice regarding the most cost-efficient methods for protecting and capitalizing upon their copyright, trademark, and other intellectual properties.

Copyright Law

  • Registration of copyright 
  • Licensing and contract negotiation
  • Protecting your ownership in creative works such as fiction and non-fiction books 
  • Merchandising and licensing

Trademark Law

  • Licensing of trademarks and service marks
  • Searches and interpretation of marks
  • Trademark and service mark selection and development;
  • Counseling on appropriate trademark usage in advertising and merchandising agreements
  • Federal registration
  • Assignments and recordation

Trade Secrets

  • Protections available at common law, by statute or regulation that enhance or exist outside of traditional copyright or trademark areas.

Publishing Law

This is an area of the law with overlapping federal and state statutes and common law (derived from case law decisions).  We can help you understand the overlapping laws and to find your way to a cost-effective position to protect your interests and assets.

Steven A. Meade, Esq., provides services to clients with publishing law needs; contact Mr. Meade at (757) 223-4554 or [email protected].

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Newport News, VA 23602

Local: (757) 223-4500
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