SW&M has advised hundreds of clients on the critical concern of intellectual property. 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. If conflicts arise, our goal is to help clients prevail, or exit with the lowest cost.

We represent financial institutions on a wide range of IP issues — including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition and domain disputes (DMCA). Clients have changed names or developed new service marks/trademarks relying on SW&M’s expertise to ensure all requirements are met to help avoid infringement claims.

Additionally, our practice includes guidance on preparing for IP litigation and in the course of negotiating vendor agreements or licenses. This preparation is vital for minimizing cost and uncertainty if conflicts do arise.

Attorneys Practicing in Intellectual Property
Steve Balian
Managing Partner
Haley Rebel
Faraz Amirani
What Makes SW&M Unique?

In a few words: Focus, purpose, commitment and “fire in the belly”