Nikolai & Mersereau P.A. Attorneys At Law


Licensing

Nikolai & Mersereau attorneys negotiate and draft licensing agreements covering all forms of intellectual property. These licensing agreements define how, where and when the client and others can make use of patents, copyrights, trademarks, know-how or other licensed intellectual property rights. Sometimes such a license is only a small, but significant, part of a broader agreement such as an asset purchase agreement. Our licensing practice involves negotiating all such types of agreements, monitoring compliance with agreements and enforcing agreements through mediation, arbitration or in court.

Licensing of trademarks can be particularly complex given the regulations adopted by the Federal Trade Commission and the unique franchise registration statutes enacted in fifteen of the fifty states. We help clients comply with these franchise regulations and statutes.