Technology has changed the way we live, as well as the way we conduct business and the law. Brown & James is on the leading edge of legal issues involving intellectual property matters, new technologies, social media, the Internet and electronic commerce. The firm has pioneered the application of traditional trademark and unfair competition principles to the law of electronic commerce.
New technologies and the Internet bring a host of new trademark issues to the forefront, including claims of so-called cybersquatting of domain names, trademark infringement with respect to metatags of websites, infringement and dilution concerns related to Internet banner advertisements, unauthorized linking and framing of websites, spamming, gripe sites, false advertising and more.
In addition to handling technology-related disputes, we also have substantial experience handling more traditional intellectual property disputes, including trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, false advertising and trade secret misappropriation.