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Trademark, Trade Dress and Trade Secret

Zelle attorneys have represented clients in numerous trademark, trade dress, trade secret, copyright and false advertising cases over the years, both throughout the U.S. and abroad.  In these areas, Zelle attorneys have successfully defended and prosecuted preliminary injunction motions and declaratory judgment actions, and have litigated protectability, genericness, dilution, keyword advertising, abandonment, product configuration and laches issues, among numerous other issues.  Because of this experience, Zelle attorneys are well-suited to efficiently pursue the discovery needed for each case, to marshal needed evidence, including favorable survey evidence, and to position the case for a preliminary injunction motion, a summary judgment motion, trial and/or dispute resolution.

View case summaries of trademark, trade dress, trade secret and false advertising matters.

Patent Infringement

Zelle's patent infringement litigation practice forms an integral part of the firm's commitment to meeting the expanding needs of its clients.  Zelle is aggressive in helping patent holders enforce their rights against infringers of all magnitudes. Our lawyers are also committed to defending our clients that are wrongfully accused of infringement or that become embroiled in declaratory judgment proceedings. Our lawyers accommodate the needs of both our individual and corporate clients by structuring a litigation plan and strategy conducive to the scope of the infringement and resources available.

Zelle attorneys have represented parties in a number of patent infringement cases. Zelle's patent litigation experience ranges from high tech - internet and electronics technology - to patents covering exercise steps, structural hardware and road bumps. Our patent infringement attorneys include engineers who have hands-on experience in a variety of technical fields including onshore and offshore oil and gas production and processing, petrochemical manufacturing, software development and engineering, and computer networking systems.

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