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In today’s highly aggressive business environment, ensuring a company’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is no easy task, primarily due to extremely complicated and lengthy legal procedures. This is precisely where Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria can help. Founded in 1983, Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria is a full-service intellectual property law firm dedicated to protecting IPR both domestically and internationally. As a leading New York-based intellectual property law firm committed to unburdening hardships in the IP space, the firm specializes in providing responsive, effective and practical intellectual property legal solutions to businesses with practical legal and business strategies and that assists them in the domestic and global management of their IPR.
While conversing with the CIO Applications' editorial team, John Zaccaria, a senior attorney at Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria, shares his insights on how the firm leverages its expertise and experience to provide unrivaled IP services to its clients.
Could you give us a brief overview of Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria?
At Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria, we offer intellectual property legal services and counseling in a wide range of industries, from consumer and household products to complex mechanical and electronic devices and high-tech biotech inventions. Our practice includes preparing patent applications, procuring U.S. and foreign patents, trademarks, designs, and copyrights, enforcing IPR in federal courts, the Patent and Trademark Office, and through arbitrations, and enforcing and defending IPR on social media and retail sites, to name a few.
Our team of nine attorneys has decades-worth of experience in handling patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition claims. All our attorneys hold either engineering or science degrees and are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, making us the partner of choice for organizations with varying IP requirements. Our experience and science and engineering backgrounds allows us to understand client technologies, assess client rights, and develop practical solutions.
Could you elaborate on Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria service portfolio?
We offer a comprehensive suite of services. To begin with, we assist businesses in obtaining meaningful patents, trademarks, and copyright registrations by providing valuable advice and opinions on trademark availability, patentability of inventions, and the right to make and sell new products. To help businesses develop and sell their products without infringing rights of others, we perform patent searches and assess the risks that may arise from importing, selling, and manufacturing products. We advise clients on how to avoid patent, trademark, and copyright infringements by conducting right-to-use studies, providing validity opinions and recommending changes, including design-around solutions that lessen the risk of claims.
At Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria, we offer a wide range of intellectual property legal services and counseling in several fields, ranging from day-to-day consumer and household products to more complex mechanical and electronic devices and biotech inventions
Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria’s service portfolio also encompasses assisting clients to obtain federal trademark registrations which provide legal presumptions of ownership and validity and allows clients to record the registrations with the U.S. Customs & Border Protection. Customs recordals provide the C&BP with a tool for seizing infringing and counterfeit imports avoid the need for clients to incur litigation expenses. We also send and respond to cease and desist demands and enforce and defend clients in litigation before the federal courts, the Patent and Trademark Office, or in arbitrations. Moreover, our attorneys are well versed in preparing and negotiating a wide range of IP contracts, including licenses, invention and trademark ownership agreements, confidentiality agreements, design, development, fulfillment, distribution and sales agreements, infomercial production contracts, endorsement and influencer contracts, and other IP-related agreements. We also provide IP due diligence operations in connection with acquisitions. In a nutshell, we serve as a one-stop-shop solution for organizations of any size to meet their intellectual property-related requirements.
What are some of the factors that differentiate Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria from the rest?
With our customer-first approach, we closely collaborate with clients. A typical engagement begins with a comprehensive background search to identify a client’s existing IPR, its litigation history, if any, and its IPR concerns and issues. We then work with the client to develop short and long-term solutions and strategies to meet the client’s needs and avoid and resolve problems.
Our extensive network of long-established international relationships with intellectual property firms advantageously delivers quality, in-depth worldwide advice and services. We use our global network to procure and protect client patents, trademarks, and copyrights around the world. These relationships enable us to quickly obtain meaning advice and assistance for our clients and, as well, to assess and avoid risks associated with protecting their rights internationally.
Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria is well recognized for its flexibility. As a boutique firm, we’re highly responsive and. During the Covid-19 pandemic, our technologies allowed our attorneys and staff, working remotely, to seamlessly interconnect with our network, with each other and with clients. We’re now completely migrating our digital operations to advanced cloud technologies, thereby providing additional layers of cybersecurity for our client data and information.
How does the future look for Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria?
Since our inception, we have always focused on maintaining a work ethic that fosters a philosophy of client-centric quality service. To better service its clientele, Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria regularly advances the knowledge and professionalism of its attorneys and paraprofessional staff through continuing legal education training seminars, courses, and workshops. Our workforce is extraordinarily stable. Most of our team has been working for Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria for decades. Our clients know our tight-knit group of employees and advantageously work with the same persons through out their engagements. Moving ahead, we will continue to improve our capabilities by regularly embracing new technologies, updating our operating systems and continuing to provide legal and technical training and education to our professionals.