The Rogson Firm provides legal representation for clients in a wide variety of disputes and forums. We handle legal proceedings in federal district court, state superior court, arbitration, regulatory and administrative agencies, and federal bankruptcy court. We also handle mediations and informal pre-litigation negotiations.
The areas in which we practice business litigation include the enforcement or defense of claims which involve: (1) trademark and/or copyright issues; (2) breaches of contract; (3) fraud; (4) fiduciary duties; and (5) misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and idea theft.
At the outset of a case, we work closely with our clients to develop a comprehensive yet flexible litigation strategy. We pride ourselves on meticulous preparation and cogent advocacy, which we use to support and execute our shared strategic vision.
Intellectual property may be a company’s most treasured asset. A company’s trademark or copyright will likely represent the culmination of years of sweat equity spent advancing and fostering its reputation. Just as a person must carefully guard his or her reputation with extreme prejudice, so must a company guard its intellectual property.
The Rogson Firm regularly handles enforcement and protection of the intellectual property rights of its clientele with an emphasis on the fields of trademark and copyright.
We have acted on behalf of brand name companies to enforce their rights against counterfeiters and unauthorized derivative works. We have also acted as counsel on behalf of trademark licensors who are sued by a third party for infringement based on the activities of a licensee.
"One tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in our contract."
-- Groucho Marx
American business is predicated on contractual relationships. They allow parties to reduce to a writing the foundations of their business enterprise and/or relationship and commit themselves to a course of conduct. Sometimes these contractual relationships need to be enforced, defended, or otherwise interpreted in court.
We have handled a variety of contract claims involving different industries, including brokerage and financial management services agreements, profit-participation agreements, licensing and royalty agreements, medical and healthcare partnership or services agreements, and commercial operating and lease agreements.
A fraud claim adds a different dimension to any business dispute. Aside from the additional legal requirements of any such claim, there is a degree of personal responsibility with respect to a fraud claim that cannot be avoided through the involvement of corporate entities. Accordingly, a fraud claim should be pursued or defended, as the case may be, with care and precision.
We are experienced in dealing with fraud claims from a variety of angles on behalf of our clients. We have handled securities fraud claims involving multi-million dollar corporations and common law fraud claims involving fraudulent inducement, intentional misrepresentation, and concealment from both the defense and plaintiff’s side.
Fiduciary duties arise in sensitive relationships where one party has reposed trust in the integrity of another such that the party in whom that trust has been reposed may not take advantage of his position and act selfishly in support of that party’s own interests. This duty arises in certain well-defined relationships (e.g., partnerships, corporate officers and directors, financial advisers, et cet.) but also may be implied from circumstances.
We are experienced in dealing with a variety of breach of fiduciary duty claims in different industries and contexts. We handle claims of fiduciary malfeasance involving partnership disputes and dissolution, financial management, and corporate governance and stewardship.
Along with intellectual property discussed above, trade secrets are among the most important assets of a company representing its valuable intellectual capital. Accordingly, a company must protect its trade secrets or risk abandoning them to the marketplace. Likewise, unfair competition and idea theft subvert a company or individual’s hard-won intellectual capital and the basic principles of a fair marketplace under which each company and individual must operate under the law.
We are experienced in dealing with a variety of misappropriation, unfair competition, and idea theft claims.
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