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Restaurants Industry

Restaurants Law

Our restaurants industry experienced lawyers help restaurant companies navigate the legal landscape and proactively advise on unique legal issues faced by the restaurants industry. 

Common legal issues faced by software companies include:

  • Ownership and registration of intellectual property including trademarks, logos, trade dress, trade secrets, and patents;

  • Enforcement of trademarks and intellectual property rights against infringers;

  • Franchising and disputes between franchisees and franchisors;

  • Trademark licensing and co-branding;

  • Real estate leasing;

  • Employment and independent contractor agreements and related issues;

  • Strategy to protect and monetize brand and intellectual property rights;

  • Defense of third-party infringement claims; and

  • Data security.

Legal Solutions for the Restaurants Industry

Clients in the restaurants industry receive the full range of the firm’s services: litigation, intellectual property, and transactional. 

Our restaurants industry team is experienced in trademark, trade dress, copyright, and trade secret protection and registration of intellectual property rights in brands and logos to secret recipes and trade dress (i.e., the look and feel of restaurants); enforcing and defending intellectual property rights; drafting employment agreements, independent contract agreements, and NDAs to protect intellectual property rights; assisting with restaurant franchising matters and licensing matters.  

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