Litigation

If you’re successful and have developed something valuable worth protecting, chances are someone is going to think you’re worth suing. While good licensing and intellectual-property practices will head off most disputes before they arise, legal disputes are inevitable. When disputes do arise, you can count on our experience in federal and Tennessee courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and before arbitration panels. We handle lawsuits, arbitrations, mediations, opposition proceedings, cancellation proceedings and Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings. We’ll use our extensive knowledge of legal procedure to present you with a range of options and discuss which option best suits your immediate needs.

But you can count on more than that. You can count on us to keep you apprised of your options and the status of your litigation, and to explain the hows and whys. Probably no other field of law is more opaque to the non-lawyer than litigation or “civil procedure,” and it is easy to become frustrated with the process. The “Rules” are as they are for a reason, sometimes even for a good reason, and we’ll make sure you understand what’s going on and why. And we’ll explain your options and the costs (both monetary and otherwise).

Litigation is stressful enough, even without feeling like it’s out of your control. We’ll make sure you have the information you need to stay in control.