Intellectual Property – Filing and Litigation

 Often the most valuable property owned by a business is its intellectual property. If customer lists, technology or other intellectual property is stolen, businesses usually have no choice but to go to court. Tollefsen Law has experience bringing and defending IP claims. Intellectual property lawyers

Although we do not file patent claims, we litigate them. We also file trademarks, service marks and patents.

Our forensic fraud practice headed by a Certified Fraud Examiner can give us an advantage in building the case and finding the evidence. We are experienced in recovery of electronic documents. Our unique business model can make complex litigation affordable.

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U.S. Patent Office

Counterfeit Goods Importer Liable

Intellectual Property Rights Trade and Service Marks – Counterfeit Goods Counterfeit Goods Importer Liable Even Though Product Not Offered by Trade Mark Owner U.S. v. Able Time, Inc., 545 F.3d 824, 88 U.S.P.Q.2d 1510, (9th Cir. Cal.) Sep 25, 2008) (NO. 06-56033) U.S. Customs filed civil penalty action against importer for importing counterfeit watches that bore trademark of a company that did not make watches. The District Court granted summary judgment for importer on the theory that the Tariff Act only covered counterfeit goods – not goods that merely misappropriated a trademark. U.S. Customs appealed. The Ninth Circuit reversed holding that the Tariff Act was broad enough to cover misappropriated...