What We Do

At Hagan Noll & Boyle, we help our clients protect what matters most. For many companies, this means protecting their intellectual property. Copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets can hold extraordinary value, and when competitors and other parties put the value of these assets at risk, companies must react swiftly and decisively to avoid substantial losses.

Our intellectual property lawyers represent clients in high-stakes litigation involving disputes over online content, brand names and logos, and other proprietary assets. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies and other leading media organizations around the globe, including more than 150 television channels.

We focus our intellectual property litigation practice in the areas of brand protection, content protection, anti-piracy, and trade secret enforcement. If your company is facing a dispute involving any of these issues, we encourage you to contact us promptly to discuss what we can do to help:

Content Protection and Anti-Piracy

Today’s online world presents unprecedented challenges for companies that distribute and secure content, including live sporting events, movies, and television. Our lawyers regularly handle disputes between content distributors and owners involving issues such as exclusivity rights, distribution territories, renewal rights, and content modifications. We also represent distributors and owners in anti-piracy matters involving hardware manufacturers, software programmers, reverse engineering, unauthorized redistribution, interception, and copying. In addition, we routinely represent clients in matters such as:

  • Ground-up investigations of content theft and piracy  
  • Takedown of infringing content under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
  • Civil seizures, asset freezes, and interim injunctive relief
  • Enforcement litigation under the U.S. Copyright Act and other content protection laws.

Brand Protection

We help companies protect their brands in brick-and-mortar and online environments. From confusingly similar brands to counterfeit products, numerous issues can present substantial risks to companies’ reputations, profits, and hard-earned goodwill. The lawyers in our intellectual property litigation practice help companies protect their brands in matters including:

  • Challenges to trademark registration applications
  • Trademark cancellation proceedings
  • License disputes and other contract disputes
  • Trademark infringement litigation
  • Cybersquatting and other online brand-related disputes

Trade Secret Litigation

When companies lose control over their trade secrets, they risk losing their proprietary rights. As a result, when dealing with trade secret misappropriation, a prompt and strategic approach is critical. We represent companies in trade secret litigation involving threats from all sources—from disgruntled and former employees to hackers and unscrupulous competitors. If your company’s trade secrets are at risk, we can help protect them, but it is important that we get started as soon as possible.

Speak with an Intellectual Property Lawyer at Hagan Noll & Boyle

We invite you to get in touch if you want to know more about our firm’s intellectual property litigation practice. To schedule a confidential consultation at your convenience, please call 713-343-0478 or tell us how we can help online today.