Intellectual Property

A company’s name, brand and goodwill are among its most important assets. Enhancing their value and assuring their protection are often critical to a business’ success. 

Applying decades of experience and creativity, Best Best & Krieger LLP’s intellectual property attorneys assert, defend and effectively resolve patent, copyright and trademark infringement claims and related matters in and out of court. From cease and desist letters through aggressive litigation, we protect our clients’ goodwill, brands and valuable IP and often find ways to defuse claims without resorting to litigation. 

Our attorneys help clients secure, optimize, leverage and protect their IP assets. We handle trademark and copyright registrations, renewals, oppositions and cancellations, and advise on IP development, acquisition, sale, licensing and use. We also help clients establish best practices to protect IP and prevent unfair competition and improper use of trade secrets and other proprietary information. 

Comprehensive Service
BB&K IP attorneys negotiate technology, software and other IP licensing, acquisition and sales agreements, and are highly experienced in protecting a wide variety of IP assets, including technology, artistic works, musical instruments, business and product names, logos and other images and slogans.

Internet Law, Domain Name Registration and Protection, and E-Business 
Blending business acumen with technology, e-commerce, IP knowledge and experience, we advise clients on legal issues in the Internet arena, protect domain names through registration and resolve domain name disputes when they arise. We have successfully prosecuted complaints before the World Intellectual Property Organization and the National Arbitration Forum and advise on Internet-based business issues and transactions involving IP rights in digital and global markets. 

Global Assistance 
We advise on global protection strategies, coordinate foreign registrations and oversee enforcement efforts to combat piracy and counterfeiting. 

  • Secured trademark registration for client’s three-dimensional bass guitar shape by employing a novel approach of using declarations made on client’s website customer forum to establish design’s acquired distinctiveness to overcome initial refusal of registration.
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Intellectual Property | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation
Areas of Focus: Business | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Intellectual Property | Real Estate | Renewable Energy | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Labor & Employment | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business Transactions | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Intellectual Property | Trusts & Estates
Two BB&K Partners Named Coachella Valley Top Lawyers
Press Releases Jun 11, 2019

Two BB&K Partners Named Coachella Valley Top Lawyers

Henry Welles and Robert Hargreaves Selected by <i>Palm Springs Life</i> Magazine

Partner George Reyes Named a San Diego Influential Leader
Press Releases Sep 06, 2018

Partner George Reyes Named a San Diego Influential Leader

Annual List Recognizes Top Professionals in San Diego County

Fashion Design Copyright Infringement Victory
Client Successes Sep 28, 2017

Fashion Design Copyright Infringement Victory

BB&K Partner Henry Welles Wins Fashion Industry Clothing IP Case

Supreme Court Rules Trademarks are Protected by First Amendment's Free Speech Clause
Legal Alerts Jul 06, 2017

Supreme Court Rules Trademarks are Protected by First Amendment's Free Speech Clause

Trademarks Not Government Speech

Margaret "Peggy" Hosking Video Bio
Videos Jun 07, 2017

Margaret "Peggy" Hosking Video Bio

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Five BB&K Attorneys Included on Palm Springs Life 2017 Top Lawyer List
Press Releases Jun 07, 2017

Five BB&K Attorneys Included on Palm Springs Life 2017 Top Lawyer List

Coachella Valley’s Best Lawyers Recognized in Magazine’s Annual List

Best in Law: How to Better Ensure Company Information is Secure
Authored Articles & Publications May 15, 2017

Best in Law: How to Better Ensure Company Information is Secure

The Weakest Link in Security May be a Vendor, Partner Glen Price Warns in the Press-Enterprise

Best in Law: How You Can Combat Chinese Counterfeits
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 21, 2017

Best in Law: How You Can Combat Chinese Counterfeits

IP Tips from BB&K Partner Henry Welles in the Riverside Press-Enterprise

D. Brian Reider Video Bio
Videos Nov 18, 2016

D. Brian Reider Video Bio

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Press Releases Jul 06, 2016

Three BB&K Attorneys Listed as Top Lawyers in Coachella Valley

Palm Springs Life Magazine’s Annual List Includes Partners Robert Hargreaves, Douglas Phillips and G. Henry Welles

Client Successes May 15, 2015

BB&K Prevails in Appeal of Intellectual Property and anti-SLAPP law Judgment

Partner Henry Welles successfully defended clients from patent infringement and unfair competition claims

BB&K Attorneys Among Top 70 in Coachella Valley
Press Releases Jun 04, 2014

BB&K Attorneys Among Top 70 in Coachella Valley

Four BB&K Attorneys Make Palm Springs Life’s Top Lawyer List