SW&M’s multigenerational team has advised hundreds of clients through the emergence of intellectual property as a critical concern. With both deep history and cutting-edge expertise, we counsel clients on how to identify and protect their proprietary information, from proprietary asset liability management (ALM) systems to customer lists. We have helped hundreds of clients avoid IP litigation and conflicts with competitors. When, despite our best efforts, such conflicts have arisen, SW&M has what it takes to help clients prevail or exit with the lowest cost.
We represent financial institutions in a wide range of intellectual property (IP) issues — including trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and domain disputes (DMCA). Many of our clients have changed names or developed new service marks or trademarks, relying on SW&M expertise to ensure all requirements are met and help avoid infringement claims.
Our IP practice also includes guidance on preparing for patent and other IP litigation, even in the course of negotiating vendor agreements. This preparation is vital for minimizing cost and uncertainty when conflicts do arise.