Intellectual Property

Gravel & Shea manages the international intellectual property portfolios for many well-known Vermont companies. We assist clients in determining the availability and relative strength of potential trademarks and in protecting their intellectual property by obtaining trademark registrations with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and, through the World Intellectual Property Organization and in collaboration with our international partners, in jurisdictions across the globe.

Gravel & Shea attorneys bring deep expertise to advising clients and litigating cases, including cases involving trademark, copyright, patent and domain name disputes, unfair competition claims under the Lanham Act, and other intangible business assets such as trade secrets, covenants not to compete and interference with business relations.

The firm successfully defended Chroma Technology Corporation and its founders in one of the most significant trade secret cases to be decided by the Vermont Supreme Court. Omega Optical, Inc. v. Chroma Technology Corp., 174 Vt. 10 (2002).

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