Business and Intellectual Property Lawyers
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By utilizing the latest strategies and techniques, the attorneys of McClanahan Powers provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to help clients achieve their goals. Open and timely communication is the cornerstone of how they do business. McClanahan Powers will go the extra mile to set expectations and meet client needs at every step.
Dedicated Virginia Lawyers for Business and Intellectual Property RightsAn experienced and knowledgeable business lawyer can identify potential issues and deal with any matters that may arise as you start, maintain and grow your business. We assist limited liability companies (LLC), corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, nonprofit organizations, and other business entities in planning, registering, building and protecting their business interests.
Copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets, otherwise known as intellectual property, are protected by federal law. Whether you are in the early stages of developing your idea or have encountered unauthorized copying or infringement of your protected work, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney who is skilled in this legal field.
The Fairfax County business and intellectual property law lawyers of McClanahan Powers understand the challenges and complexities of intellectual property law. Their legal knowledge combined with a custom-tailored approach to each case protects your interests. As your attorneys, they will thoroughly investigate your case from every angle to provide sound advice and, if needed, aggressive litigation.
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Vienna, VA 22182
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Contract Law Blog Updates
Clients routinely ask our Virginia Contract Lawyers if a poorly crafted document is enforceable, whether because of mistakes, errors, typos, or language that just does not make any sense. The easiest answer here is, “maybe.” However, “maybe” is not much … Continue reading
Whether lengthy and extremely sophisticated or short and straightforward, contracts are simply the expression of two or more parties. In many cases, a skilled contract drafter can make even the most complex provisions of a contract understandable. However, some contracts … Continue reading
Attention Investors, Individuals, and Small Business Lenders: Protecting and Enforcing Personal Loan AgreementsA loan agreement, or “note”, is a simple and common contract that typical identifies the lender or creditor, a borrower or debtor, the principal amount being lent, an interest rate, the repayment terms, and in some cases, a trustee, which … Continue reading
Entertainment Law Blog Updates
Malibu Media Pornographic BitTorrent Copyright Infringement Cases in the Alexandria Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of VirginiaFrom June 11, 2014 through June 17, 2015, the pornography copyright holder Malibu Media filed 241 pornographic BitTorrent copyright infringement cases in the Alexandria Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (the “EDVA”). Malibu … Continue reading
A “copyright troll” should not be confused with a “patent troll”. A Patent Troll is somebody who tries to make a lot of money off a patent that they are not practicing and have no intention of practicing and … … Continue reading
Copyright Law v. Trademark Law: Commonly Mixed Up — Basic Difference between Copyrights and Trademarks in the United StatesToo often a journalist for a well-known publication will publish an article that confuses copyright protection with trademark protection or copyright infringement with trademark infringement. This misnomer and incorrect application of law oftentimes confuses the general public and inaccurately communicates … Continue reading