Trade Secrets Litigation

With attorneys skilled in intellectual property litigation as well as white collar criminal defense and employment issues, Farella Braun + Martel is particularly well equipped at handling matters involving trade secret disputes. Whether our clients find themselves defending or prosecuting claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, they can depend on carefully-selected, interdisciplinary teams of our attorneys to analyze the employment, intellectual property, and criminal ramifications of any situation. 

Our attorneys have particular experience with claims involving the alleged theft of source code, website designs, client lists, marketing strategies, and other high-technology know-how.  We are regularly on the forefront of emerging litigation strategies, including a recent case in which Farella Braun + Martel successfully defended Visa International in one of the first cases in the country tried under the inevitable disclosure trade secrets doctrine.

Trademark Counseling and Registration

We counsel clients on the selection of brands and protection and registration of corresponding trademarks, whether at the state, federal or international level. We also represent clients in connection with contested registrations in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Our clients range from smaller, dynamic players in the emerging growth, entertainment and wine industries to publicly traded, well-known major corporate names in the high-tech community, wineries and beverage companies and professional sports franchises.