Intellectual Property

Through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell’s Intellectual Property practice works closely with clients in every field of business to develop, protect and exploit the copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property interests they own or utilize.

Transactional and management services provide companies the tools needed to identify their intellectual property assets, develop policies and procedures to protect those rights, and structure transactions to make the most of their interests.

When clients face intellectual property theft or must defend against claims of unauthorized use, our team of litigation and intellectual property attorneys works closely with the client to resolve the conflict efficiently and restore value to those assets.

We advise and assist clients on the following copyright, trademark, trade secret, data security, privacy and related intellectual property matters:


  • Federal copyright registration
  • Licensing of copyrighted works
  • Review of copyright usage policies for business, schools, and nonprofits
  • Monitoring and protection of copyrighted assets
  • Disputes and litigation involving copyrighted works
  • Software development and licensing


  • Availability of trademarks for use
  • Federal and state trademark applications, registrations, and renewals 
  • Advise on branding and marketing strategies to strengthen registration and enforcement matters   
  • Monitoring and protecting trademarks
  • Adverse proceedings and litigation of trademark matters
  • Leveraging trademarks through licensing agreements
  • Domain name registration and strategies

Trade Secrets

  • Trade secret policy development
  • Develop trade secret usage policies
  • Nondisclosure and employment agreements
  • Employment handbooks
  • Engagement agreements with consultants, independent contractors, and trade alliances
  • Use of confidentiality agreements, employment agreements and other agreements to protect a company’s trade secrets

Intellectual Property Licensing

  • Software acquisition and modification agreements
  • Software development agreements
  • Consumer licenses, including end user license agreements, terms of service agreements, and privacy notices
  • Copyright, trademark, trade secret and patent licensing
  • Entertainment and media distribution agreements

Data Security and Privacy

  • Assist companies meet data security regulations, including HIPAA, GLBA, FERPA
  • Develop policies and procedures for data security and privacy obligations
  • Prepare vendor agreements
  • Legislative analysis

Industry Experience

We serve as intellectual property counsel to clients in industries including:

  • Biotech 
  • Banking and financial services
  • Education
  • Film
  • Health care
  • Music
  • Packaged food
  • Publishing and printing
  • Recreation
  • Resort
  • Restaurant

Practice area leader:

Peter Cline

Practice area professionals:

Jon Garon
Dodd Griffith

Related resources:
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