Jun 4, 2018

Copyright Law

Intellectual Property Litigation: light bulbs

In addition to copyright law, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP provides the full spectrum of intellectual property services to its clients, including in the fields of trademark and patent prosecution, trade dress protection, copyright, and rights of publicity counseling, licensing and litigation. SGR has robust capabilities in copyright law, and in the related art law, publishing and entertainment fields. Copyright is the right to control the display, reproduction, performance, publication, modification, adaptation, distribution, creation of derivative works, and initial sale of a creative work. Copyright protects works of authorship, such as books, letters, photographs, films, audio recordings, designs, artwork, web… Read more

Jul 19, 2012

Corporate Law

Services we offer: corporate law

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP assists businesses in implementing plans for all aspects of their operations and commercial transactions. Our clients range from large publicly-held corporations to middle-market enterprises to small closely-held companies, including multi-generational family businesses. For all of them, we offer full-service legal advice to help them achieve their full potential. We represent both general and limited partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies and businesses operating as sole proprietorships throughout their entire life cycle, including acquisitive growth strategies and exits. Our legal team includes former CEOs, business executives and general counsel, allowing us to bring business experience to… Read more

May 24, 2017

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law, Post-Grant Proceedings

With more than 40 Intellectual Property professionals practicing in eight cities – Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York, Tampa, and Washington, D.C., – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP offers a full range of intellectual property services, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection, and we are a formidable opponent in intellectual property litigation. Working with lawyers from SGR’s corporate practice, we also routinely handle commercial transactions involving the licensing, acquisition or sale of intellectual property. Intellectual Property Litigation SGR’s highly respected intellectual property litigation lawyers represent plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising… Read more

Feb 3, 2015

Internet Law

Data Security

We represent clients in Internet law counseling, enforcement and the registration, acquisition, transfer, and maintenance of domain names, developing comprehensive strategies for global protection. We also engage in litigation under the Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act (ACPA) and arbitration under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS). We are active participants in the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is responsible for managing and coordinating the Internet domain name system. The firm serves on ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) which protects the rights of intellectual property owners in the domain name… Read more

Oct 18, 2012

Sports Law


The Firm’s sports law roots run deep as a predecessor firm to SGR served as general counsel to the old American Basketball Association. A substantial portion of our work for for-profit sports law clients involves the representation of management and equity participants in ownership groups for the acquisition and operation of professional sports teams. A substantial portion of our work for non-profit sports law clients involves the representation of associations in structuring their governance arrangements and daily operations including matters necessary to qualify as a Section 501(c)(3) organization formed for charitable and educational purposes. We also represent both amateur and… Read more

May 11, 2015

Tax Controversy


We have represented client interests in both civil and criminal tax matters at both the federal and state court level. Our Tax Controversy Practice consists of attorneys with a wealth of experience in the area of tax law. In addition, we are able to rely on the knowledge of other SGR colleagues from various practice areas such as corporate law, employment law, and trust and estates. We are focused on providing our clients with favorable and cost-effective outcomes. Our tax controversy attorneys work with our clients on matters under audit, in administrative appeal or in litigation. Our practice focuses on… Read more

Jul 19, 2012

Tax Law

state and local tax

Our Tax Law attorneys are active in all stages of business formation and operation, beginning with planning and selecting legal entity structures appropriate not only for our clients’ short-term objectives for investing in and/or operating real estate or other active businesses but also for their long-term objectives for exiting the business. We represent taxable corporations (both public and privately held) and pass-through entities such as S corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies and joint ventures (and the shareholders, partners, members, and participants in those entities), and we have expertise in real estate syndications. Our tax attorneys work individually… Read more

Jul 19, 2012

Trademark Law

Intellectual Property Litigation: light bulbs

SGR’s Intellectual Property lawyers are well-qualified to guide clients through both the domestic and international trademark law systems. We work closely with our clients in determining the availability and registrability of a trademark or service mark, the preparation of the necessary applications and the prosecution of those applications to registration. Internationally, we work with our network of foreign associates to obtain foreign registrations in other countries for our U.S. based clients and we assist our foreign clients in obtaining U.S. registrations. We also assist in the negotiation and consummation of license, assignment and co-existence agreements. We offer our clients extensive… Read more