MAVEN can assist with your commercial transactions relating to your US and international trademark, copyrights, domain names, or other intellectual property (“IP”) rights. Making sure that your contracts adequately protect you and your IP is an advantageous component of your overall business and IP strategy. MAVEN has experience in all areas of IP transactions and MAVEN provides the following transaction and corporate services to our clients.
- Preparing, drafting, and negotiating assignments, licensing, merchandising agreements
- Preparing, drafting and negotiating manufacturer, supplier, vendor and distributor agreements
- Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
- Assisting clients with intellectual property audits and due diligence
- Preparing and filing fictitious name applications with the Florida Division of Corporations
Assignments, licenses, merchandising, and marketing agreements
Your creative capital has value beyond your own ownership and use. The licensing of intellectual property rights has become a lucrative opportunity for IP owners in domestic and international business. IP owners not only rely on licensing to increase their bottom line but also to broaden the awareness of their creative capital. MAVEN has represented clients in negotiating licensing, merchandising, and marketing agreements in the United States and abroad. Whether you are interested in transferring all of your IP rights via an assignment, licensing some of your rights for a particularly product line or in a particular company or have an interest in promoting your product internationally, MAVEN can assist you with your contract needs.
An intellectual property audit is an organized analysis of IP assets owned, used, or acquired by an individual or business. The purpose of conducting an IP audit is to examine the IP landscape and identify under-utilized IP assets, identify any gaps in the IP portfolio, identify potential risks to the IP, and to gather information that allows IP owners to determine how to best maximize the value of the IP. MAVEN can assist you with conducting an IP audit so that you understand what you have, what you don’t, and what you need.
MAVEN provides intellectual property due diligence to our individual and corporate clients in connection with the purchase, sale, and acquisition of intellectual property assets. At MAVEN, we can assist a potential seller position its intellectual property with an eye towards future sale or by responding to an IP due diligence inquiry from a potential suitor or investor.
For the buyer / investor, our IP due diligence is integral to evaluating the value and risks presented by the potential target company. MAVEN can survey the entire IP landscape so that the buyer / investor is informed about the complete IP picture. MAVEN tailors our IP due diligence to the particular deal and needs of our clients however, each inquiry looks to determine the relative strengths and weaknesses of an IP portfolio as well as identify steps for repairing any discrepancies.
Regardless of whether our client is the seller of an IP portfolio or the buyer, MAVEN’s due diligence services include the following:
- Review of business goals
- Examination of key agreements
- Investigation of trademark, domain name, and copyright filings
- Creation of IP strategies to maximize protection