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Intellectual Property Group

Proprietary technologies, scientific processes and creative ideas are priceless and unique assets to your business. In fact, your intellectual property (IP) is your business’ most valuable asset.

Maximizing these investments by protecting them is not optional. You need attorneys that specialize in IP and who thoroughly understand your business and can provide you with the comprehensive legal protection necessary to protect the intellectual property that is the essence of your business. Our experienced IP attorneys are devoted exclusively to delivering our exceptional combination of value, expertise, competitive advantage and proven results as we guide you through the complex IP process. Our IP attorneys serve clients across the United States and overseas, and are highly skilled in providing IP counsel and services in foreign markets.

We offer a full range of intellectual property legal services, including:

  • Copyrights
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition

Services: Intellectual Property

Patents

In today’s uber-technological society innovation and patents have become an extremely important and valuable personal and corporate asset. 

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Trademarks

The trademark attorneys at Sandberg Phoenix have a broad range of experience in clearing names and securing protection for newly selected names. 

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Copyrights & Copyright Litigation

Our attorneys offer diligent and comprehensive legal advice and representation in state and federal trademark and copyright litigation for individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses and established entities. We understand how vital it is to our clients to protect their intellectually property – trademark, service mark, trade name, trade secret and copyright or license.

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Business Strategies & Advice

Our attorneys have broad experience representing closely held businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our attorneys provide guidance to closely held businesses on ownership transition, regulation, realization and preservation of value and other issues unique to closely held businesses.

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Corporate Formation, Governance & Advice

We can advise and counsel you on formation of business entities such as C corporations, S corporations, general and limited partnerships and limited liability companies. We can guide you to ensure that the entity structure will meet the needs dictated by you and your business model.

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Cybersecurity & Privacy Risk Management

From incident response to compliance, our Cybersecurity & Privacy Risk Management team takes a proactive approach to cybersecurity and data protection for clients in numerous industries.  

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Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith

We provide our clients with in-depth coverage opinions relating to complicated factual scenarios and complex legal issues. Our expertise in and extensive knowledge of insurance law qualifies us to provide our clients with cost-effective, sophisticated coverage analysis.

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Mechanics Liens

Our construction company or supplier clients can rely on us when they have performed their work and have not gotten paid. You can count on our firm to react quickly to preserve the company’s right to claim and enforce a mechanic’s lien on the property that has received the benefit of the work and materials provided.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Our attorneys have broad experience in representing business purchasers and sellers, investors, joint ventures, private equity and capital funds and institutional lenders in various mergers and acquisitions. We are uniquely suited to advise clients in mergers, strategic alliances, joint ventures, outsourcings and restructurings. 

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Personal Injury & Tort Defense

Our Personal Injury and Tort Defense attorneys have extensive experience in handling litigation on behalf of businesses and property owners and have successfully defended cases involving injuries to guests at amusement parks, motels, restaurants and bars and sports facilities.

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RANKED 5TH LARGEST PATENT LAW FIRM ON 2020 ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL LARGEST PATENT LAW FIRMS LIST
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OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PRACTICE GROUP INCLUDES 16 ATTORNEYS
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IN 2018, OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEYS OBTAINED 231 PATENTS: 137 FOREIGN AND 94 IN THE UNITED STATES.

Industries: Intellectual Property

Cannabis

Our broad range of practice groups, industries and services provides our attorneys with the experience and expertise to help clients navigate their way through a variety of issues cannabis cultivators, suppliers and distributors face in this emerging and highly regulated industry. 

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Consumer Products

Our lawyers regularly represent designers, manufacturers and distributors of consumer products such as household appliances, lawn mowers, power tools and consumer electronic devices.

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Energy & Natural Resources

Our energy and natural resources practice is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of legal professionals equipped to handle the complex requirements of utilities and companies operating in the energy, public water supply, telephone and sewer industries.

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Nonprofits & Foundations

Our attorneys are committed to civic involvement and have represented a significant number of charitable organizations and foundations. Our attorneys draft articles, bylaws, operating agreements and other formation documents that are best suited to the particular needs of your nonprofit organization.

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Real Estate

Our team spans the real estate industry, from debt and equity analysis, development of simple and complex projects and capital management, to corporate real estate services and landlord and tenant services.

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Restaurants

As restaurant companies become larger and their business practices more complex, they face legal challenges similar to any large-scale business enterprise. Issues that our restaurant clients regularly face include raising capital, mergers and acquisitions, complicated financings and sale/leaseback transactions. Often, restaurants also need legal guidance in real estate, contract, regulatory, intellectual property and labor and employment matters.

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Transportation

Our practices are founded on a thorough understanding of our trucking and transportation clients’ businesses, as well the complex regulatory structure that governs the industry. We defend commercial transportation litigation matters for clients in the trucking industry and represent international transportation and logistics companies and small local businesses in dealing with all aspects of transportation litigation, including catastrophic personal injury and property damage claims.

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Wholesale & Retail Services

Our team helps retail clients conduct business transactions, resolve disputes and navigate government regulation so they can grow and prosper. We provide services to our clients who are seeking capital, are restructuring, dealing with workforce issues, tax planning or resolving a dispute.

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