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Intellectual Property & Marketing

To thrive in a competitive market, most companies must be able to capitalize on – and guard – their intellectual property. Industry leaders look to Thomas & LoCicero to protect, register, license, and manage their trademarks and copyrights. As litigators, we regularly prosecute and defend trademark, false advertising, domain name, and copyright cases.

When your brand is at stake, Thomas & LoCicero is your “go to” law firm.

Our legal professionals routinely review advertising and marketing materials in all types of traditional and emerging media, including print, POS, television and radio broadcast, digital, and social media platforms of all sizes.

In addition, Thomas & LoCicero attorneys regularly advise clients on other issues in advertising and marketing materials, whether under statutory commercial misappropriation prohibitions, unfair deceptive trade practices regulations, contractual theories based on existing website terms, or common law theories of invasion of privacy based on rights of publicity, disclosure of private facts or intrusion via electronic surveillance.

Depending upon the circumstances, litigation is not always necessarily the best option for resolving an intellectual property dispute.  At TLo, our legal team considers a variety of strategies to achieve the optimum results for our clients.  Mediation and arbitration are often sound alternatives.

Gregg Thomas is a certified federal and state court mediator who combines wide-ranging litigation experience with realistic assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of parties' claims and defenses. Gregg recognizes that the parties – not the mediator – settle cases. But he also believes that as a mediator he can provide the parties with an impartial and realistic perspective on their case, and a chance to put litigation behind them. 

From more than 30 years as a civil and commercial litigator, Gregg's approach to mediation, in part, is derived from having clerked for two federal district court judges.
As Gregg has noted, "In almost every case, the parties stand to gain by compromising. If they continue to litigate, they are more likely to lose time, money, and peace of mind."

Defamation law, invasion of privacy, and constitutional claims are the areas in which Gregg is best known, but he also has extensive real-world experience in many other fields, including deceptive and unfair trade practices, contracts, business torts, non-competition agreements, Section 1983 actions, RICO, and trade secrets.

In addition, Thomas & LoCicero  frequently arbitrates cases before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In arbitration, we seek to achieve the optimal result in the most efficient, economically feasible manner.