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Peter Kunin is a highly experienced intellectual property lawyer, focusing on trademarks, software and technology licensing, internet legal issues and copyright. His clients include local Vermont tech start-ups, mid-sized companies based inside or outside Vermont, foreign companies seeking to protect their intellectual property as they expand into the U.S., and consumer products companies with worldwide sales. Peter also serves as Deputy Managing Partner of the Firm.
Peter works with companies to develop global trademark portfolios and to implement targeted global trademark enforcement strategies. His focus is using the trademark applications and registrations that he has developed to stop infringers without the need for extended and expensive litigation. On numerous occasions and across diverse industries, Peter has secured trademark settlements with infringers that are highly favorable to his clients. He also brings and defends Opposition Actions and Cancellation Actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Additionally, Peter negotiates a range of agreements for both technology vendors and corporate and institutional purchasers of technology. These agreements include licenses, fee for service agreements, support agreements, and distribution agreements. Peter takes the time to understand his client’s needs and goals, and combines this with almost two decades of negotiation experience. He works with technology companies to help them license their technology in a manner that minimizes risk and clarifies the obligations of both his client and his client’s customer. When disputes arise under these agreements, Peter advises his clients on their rights and obligations and seeks to resolve these matters in an efficient, cost-effective and fair manner – outside of court.
Peter’s practice also includes internet legal issues, copyright law and trade secret protection. He regularly advises clients on protecting their digital assets, and assists companies in blocking infringers from using domain names and websites that infringe on intellectual property rights. He aids clients with copyright ownership, registration and friendly resolution of copyright disputes. Peter also uses his skills to assist clients in developing trade secret protection plans and pursuing trade secret infringers.