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Intellectual Property

Dawda Mann’s attorneys understand that intellectual property is a key asset of any corporation, whether it is a start-up, nonprofit, or a well-established company, and that the proper protection, enforcement and use of those assets can dictate a company’s success; especially in today’s global market.

Many large and small businesses rely on Dawda Mann for their intellectual property needs because they recognize that our lawyers are client oriented, work efficiently to resolve issues, and consistently provide outstanding experience and expertise necessary to help them protect and commercially exploit their intellectual property.

Dawda Mann’s intellectual property team’s areas of expertise include:


In today’s competitive global market, a company’s name, branding, and distinctive products and services are what distinguish it from the thousands of other businesses that are competing against it. How those unique characteristics are legally protected and enforced can affect the success of a company.

Dawda Mann’s experienced trademark attorneys assist many companies, including global automobile suppliers, global manufacturers, start-ups and local businesses with their trademark and service mark needs, including:

  • Trademark availability and counseling
  • Trademark registration and prosecution of trademark applications, both federal and state
  • Trademark coexistence agreements
  • Trademark and brand licensing strategies and agreements
  • Trademark enforcement and defense


Whether you are an individual who has authored a book, created a play, or you own a company that has created an advertising jingle or develops computer software, our intellectual property team can help you determine how best to protect your artistic work. Our experienced legal experts provide a variety of copyright related services, including:

  • Copyright counseling and registrations
  • Copyright licensing and related agreements, including literary, software, music, photographs
  • Copyright enforcement and defense, including claims of unauthorized software use


  • Patent licensing and related agreements, including joint development agreements, strategic alliances, joint ownership agreements
  • Patent enforcement and defense

Corporate IP Management

  • Trade secret counseling and protection
  • Technology transfer agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements, employment provisions and independent contractor agreements
  • IP due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Domain name registrations and Uniform Domain-Name Dispute (UDRP) actions
  • IP asset management strategies, including valuation assistance