IP Counseling

Weil regularly counsels leading companies and organizations around the world on a wide variety of IP issues ranging from IP enforcement and brand protection to cutting-edge contributory liability issues to advertising and privacy/data protection issues – including in the transactional context.
From leading social media companies to major entertainment companies to international financial services companies, clients turn to Weil to manage myriad intellectual property and related issues in the context of counseling and transactions, as well as prior to disputes and formal litigation. Our capabilities include a deep expertise in:
  • IP matters arising in mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, and other global corporate transactions
  • False advertising/Lanham Act claims
  • Representations in investigations before federal and state regulators
  • Trade Secret Protection and Restrictive Covenants
  • Bring Your Own Device to Work (BYOD) Policies and Related Social Media Issues
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbors and compliance requirements
  • Development of terms of service, fair use, and infringement risks (both direct and secondary)
  • Defenses associated with the clients’ service offerings and product development initiatives
  • Cutting-edge secondary liability issues, including contributory and vicarious infringement issues
  • Trademark and copyright licensing requirements
  • Trademark strategy, enforcement, and, when necessary, litigation
  • Music licensing

Selected Representations

M&A, Spin-offs, Global Transactions



Other IP Counseling


Major Technology Company

Major Food and Beverage Industry Company

Leading Tire Manufacturer

Global Jewelry Retailer

Weil was one of 10 firms ranked in the highest tier in New York for each of the publication’s primary IP practice areas: trademark, copyright, and patent. The firm was also recognized for its IP prowess in California and Washington, DC.

Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2013