Intellectual Property & Data Privacy
Intellectual property is often the most valuable asset a company owns, whether it is trade secrets, confidential company information, trademarks, or copyrighted material. When others threaten to steal or erode the value of a company’s intellectual property, the company must take swift and decisive action to protect itself and stop those who threaten it.
Chenoweth Law Group issues cease and desist letters, files suits, restraining orders, and preliminary injunctions to stop departing employees, partners, and competitors from stealing, using, or claiming rights to intellectual property your company has worked so hard to create and develop.
Whether your company is a young startup hoping to grow or an established company, it is critical that you have a firm you can rely upon to provide legal protection of your intellectual property.
Aggressive Protection of Your Intellectual Property
CLG in Portland is trusted by companies throughout Oregon, Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Our attorneys protect our clients’ intellectual property and trade secrets. We litigate on behalf of businesses that span a wide range of industries and handle all types of intellectual property disputes, including those involving:
- Trade secrets and process-related information
- Confidentiality agreements
- Nondisclosure agreements
- Noncompetition/nonsolicitation agreements
- Copyright infringement
- Trademark infringement
- Data and technology transfer agreements
- Licensing agreement issues
- IP assignment agreements
- Work-for-Hire issues
- Technology transfer and licensing agreement issues
- Software issues, including open source software, software-as-a-service licensing and cloud computing issues
- Protection of IP during mergers and acquisitions and other due diligence proceedings
- End user agreements and licenses
- Data compliance liability pursuant to HIPAA, HITECH, GDPR, CCPA and COPPA
- Data protection agreements
- Downstream vendor liability management
- Breach notification compliance
- Security incident response
Time is of the essence when there is the possibility that critical information is being shared with, stolen, or used by competitors or others in the industry. If your company’s IP is at risk, we will move quickly; we take decisive legal action to secure a restraining order and/or preliminary injunction while the case waits for trial or settlement. If others have wrongfully used your IP, we will seek all available damages.
Managing Your Business’s Data Privacy, Security Practices, and Breaches
In today’s world, data and analytics collected is often a company’s greatest asset. Just like your intellectual property and finances, data should be protected and used wisely.
With state and federal legislation racing to keep up with today’s continually-changing technology and sharing practices, we can help ensure your business’s data management and privacy practices remain compliant, safe, and proactive.
To mitigate and prevent liability caused by common substandard and often times non-compliant data practices, we provide services such as comprehensive privacy and data practice review, drafting legally compliant privacy policies, privacy notices, data breach notifications, data protection agreements, down-stream service provider agreements, business associate agreements, user rights agreements, end-user license agreements, cookie policies, and terms of service/use.
In addition to these services, we can help your business navigate internal security compliance and responses to unauthorized access, use and dissemination of protected data, third-party audits, double-opt in procedures, internal and state breach notification processes, and help you develop best practices for data rights requests pursuant to the CCPA, GDPR, COPPA, HIPAA, HITECH and other state and federal regulations.
Consumers are increasingly aware of what has become the global standard: mass collection, storage, and sharing of their individual and aggregate data. As shown by recent legislation such as the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), consumers have also begun to demand more privacy and control over how, when and why a business needs their personal data.
In the event of an actual or perceived privacy or security breach, your business may be forced to respond swiftly, accurately, and defend against a privacy or consumer protection lawsuit. Let our data privacy lawyers—often backed with Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) credentials—guide you through this minefield and defend your position.