Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property2021-04-09T21:58:55+00:00
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Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the most important assets for companies, which is why at Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray we offer IP expertise in the following areas:

  • Federal and State trademark searches
  • Federal trademark and copyright filings
  • International intellectual property protection via PCT and Madrid Protocol
  • Patent searches, opinion letters, and prosecution
  • Trademark infringement opinions
  • Represent clients in trademark oppositions, cancellations, and concurrent rights
  • Enforce trademark and copyright rights, including domain name disputes and other related internet law issues

Our firm advises clients on how to build and maintain strong intellectual property portfolios including patents, trademarks, and copyrights.   We work closely with our clients to protect their ideas, trademarks, and provide sound solutions for all intellectual property issues.

Digital communications and social media increase the need for copyright protection. Infringement and counterfeiting can occur easily in the digital age. The attorneys at Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray are well-versed in the laws, regulations, and cases affecting copyright owners in the United States and abroad. We also evaluate legislation and judicial opinions to anticipate their effect on your copyright protection.  We will assist you in determining whether your work is copyrightable. Then, we will assess the scope of protection available to you under United States copyright law and, if relevant, foreign copyright law. In addition, we will secure registration of your work with the United States Copyright Office and abroad. If necessary, we will help you enforce your copyrights using cost-effective litigation or mediation.

The value of a trademark to your business can be immeasurable. Because you rely on your logo, slogan, color, shape, sound, or other type of mark to identify your goods or services, we will adapt a trademark program geared to your needs.  Our vast experience with trademark procurement and enforcement can be of great value to your brand protection. We begin by working with you to create a cost-effective trademark program that will protect your trademarks, service marks, and product trade dress. Additionally, if your business requires protection of trademark rights abroad, we will help you secure international trademark protection.



Your firm has been our go-to resource for employment matters for some years now, and you have been a tremendous help to us along the way.  You have helped us through some tough issues, and your guidance is consistently a blend of strong legal advice and good business.  When it comes to employment matters, we consider you to be part of our management team.
Scott H.

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Our Intellectual Property Attorneys

Michael S. Fauver
Michael S. FauverPartner
Michael Fauver is a founding partner of Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray, specializing in all aspects of business, corporate and employment law. Mr. Fauver has a passion for working with early stage entities, advising them on all phases of startup and operations through successful exits, including mergers and acquisitions…
Trevor D. Large
Trevor D. LargePartner
Trevor D. Large is a founding partner of Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray LLP, practicing in all aspects of business, employment/labor, hospitality, employer benefits/ERISA, public entity, energy and environmental law. In addition to counseling business on best employment practices, and handling an array of employment…
Marcus J. Kocmur
Marcus J. KocmurPartner
Marcus is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to business and real estate clients. His practice consists both of litigation and transactional business law, giving him a well-rounded capability to provide clients with sound advice to help them protect their interests and achieve their goals…
Dallas Verhagen
Dallas VerhagenAttorney
Dallas Verhagen is an attorney at Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray, LLP with a practice focused on transactional business matters. Dallas represents startups and small and large businesses in various industries, including tech, retail…
Ian L. M. Durdle
Ian L. M. DurdleAttorney
Ian L. M. Durdle is an attorney at Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray, LLP with a practice focused on business law, transactional business matters, employment law, and public entity law. Prior to joining BFAS, Ian clerked in…
Doug Large
Doug LargeOf Counsel
Mr. Large was a senior partner at Archbald & Spray LLP. He has been selected as one of California’s Super Lawyers for employment law and has earned the Martindale-Hubble “AV” distinction as a preeminent attorney. His practice is focused on…
Christina S. Loza
Christina S. LozaOf Counsel
Christina Loza has had a breadth of experience working for a large firm and as an in-house intellectual property counsel. Tina is dedicated to providing high-quality services and personalized attention to clients. Tina has experience in all…
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