Intellectual Property

HunterMaclean’s intellectual property practice group provides comprehensive legal and business counsel on a wide range of intellectual property issues, including related to copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, and unfair competition.


HunterMaclean’s intellectual property practice group provides comprehensive legal and business counsel on a wide range of intellectual property issues, including related to copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, and unfair competition.

Our team works closely with large national companies, small businesses, and newly-formed corporations in multiple industries, including software, health care, retail, manufacturing, construction, financial, institutional, entertainment, nonprofit, and others.

Our trial attorneys prosecute and defend against actions for infringement, from the TRO stage through trial. They also represent clients in trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our transactional attorneys work with clients to license rights to patents, trademarks, and copyrights, from both the licensor and licensee perspectives. We also work with our clients to develop strategies to optimize the development, use, and protection of their intellectual property resources across multiple media platforms.

Our services include:

  • Representing clients in patent, trademark, and copyright infringement litigation.
  • Assisting clients in protecting intellectual property assets developed by employees through appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Filing copyright applications for various works of authorship including software and multimedia works.
  • Filing and prosecuting trademark, service mark, and trade dress applications on the state, national, and international levels.
  • Drafting confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements for use in employment, consulting, and vendor-customer relationships.
  • Representing clients in domain name disputes under trademark law and the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.
  • Drafting and negotiating software license and services agreements.
  • Managing and maintaining clients’ trademark portfolios.
  • Drafting and responding to intellectual property cease and desist letters.
  • Drafting and negotiating trademark, copyright, and patent licenses and assignments.
  • Favorable settlement in breach of contract and copyright infringement suit between advertising agency and former employee
  • Represented novelist in complex dissolution of writing partnership for book series by preparing ownership agreement and copyright assignment.
  • Favorable settlement of suit brought on behalf of franchisor against franchisee and third parties for misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition.
  • Successfully represented national retail client in copyright infringement claims over fabric patterns.
  • Represented international product company in Lanham Act dispute, including claims of false advertising, trademark infringement, and trade dress infringement. 
  • Successfully represented numerous clients in takedown of websites based on claims arising under traditional trademark infringement and the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.
  • Represented numerous clients in overcoming trademark office actions issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Obtained dismissal of copyright infringement claims against one of the world’s largest music companies.

Business Litigation

HunterMaclean’s business litigation attorneys handle a wide variety of complex business issues for corporate clients and individuals locally, regionally, and nationally.

Business Transactions

HunterMaclean’s business transactions attorneys handle a variety of corporate issues for clients throughout Georgia and the United States.


HunterMaclean’s corporate law practice group represents clients in securities transactions, private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and business and asset dispositions.

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

The cybersecurity and data privacy team at HunterMaclean helps clients take a practical and strategic approach to managing the legal, business, and reputational risks associated with sensitive data.

Entertainment & Media

HunterMaclean’s entertainment practice group assists clients with the many legal demands of the complex business of entertainment, including drafting agreements and negotiating contracts, protecting intellectual property, and forming business entities…

Information Technology & Outsourcing

HunterMaclean’s information technology and outsourcing practice group provides clients with effective, practical, and dynamic solutions to technology-related contracting and legal compliance needs.


HunterMaclean’s litigation attorneys regularly represent clients in federal and state courts, administrative proceedings, arbitration panels, and other alternative dispute resolution tribunals.


The Rise of the ‘Patent Troll’

November 1, 2012

By HunterMaclean Attorneys For E-Commerce Law & Policy A growing trend of patent infringement litigation has emerged in the world of technology start-ups, which has offered a potentially lucrative payday…



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