Practice Areas

Keohane & D'Alessandro, PLLC assists companies and individuals with comprehensive representation in intellectual property matters both in the U.S. and abroad.  Maxine Barasch works with her clients to draft patent applications to protect the technology behind their products.  She assists in the protection of brand names and other distinctive marks through trademark applications and trade dress.  Maxine advises her clients with respect to their online presence, including protection of domain names and various creative and technical aspects of websites.  She also assists with compliance relating to e-commerce, online transaction security, and data retention laws, rules, and regulations.  For more information on each practice area, please see below.




Maxine Barasch assists clients in securing patent protection for inventions. A patent bestows upon its owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or offering for sale a particular invention, which may include a device, method, process, or composition of matter.

For more information on patents, please go HERE.





Maxine Barasch assists clients with the trademark registration process. A trademark constitutes words, phrases, names, symbols, designs, and/or images, which are used in commerce with goods to uniquely identify the source of the goods and distinguish them from the goods of others. For example, Pepsi® is a trademark for soft drinks, and Cosmopolitan® is a trademark for magazines.

For more information on trademarks, please go HERE.





Copyright protects original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium. Whether a client's work is literary, dramatic, musical, sound, pictorial, graphic, software code, etc., Maxine assists with registering it.

For more information on copyrights, please go HERE.



Trade Secrets


Trade secrets are manufacturing, industrial, and commercial secrets. Maxine counsels clients on protecting trade secrets.

For more information on trade secrets, please go HERE.



Trade Dress


"Trade dress" refers to the way a product, or place of business, is "dressed" in the marketplace. It is the image of a product's packaging or the look of a place of business. Trade dress differentiates one brand's products from another's. It can include features, such as size, shape, color or color combinations, texture, and graphics.

For more information on trade dress, please go HERE.



Technology Transfer


Technology transfer is the sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, methods of manufacturing, samples of manufacturing, and facilities among individuals, companies, industries, universities, governments, and other institutions for further development, commercialization, and exploitation.

For more information on technology transfer, please go HERE.



Unfair Competition


Maxine Barasch assists clients in defending trademarks, brands, and secrets under the laws of unfair competition. Unfair competition is comprised of various "dishonest" business practices, which include trademark infringement and more.

For more information on unfair competition, please go HERE.



International Protection


Maxine Barasch assists clients in securing protection of inventions, designs, and trademarks in the United States and all over the world.  The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international treaty on patent law. It provides a streamlined method for applying for a patent in several different countries. One hundred thirty seven countries are currently members of the PCT. Maxine offers patent cooperation, treaty applications, and more.

For more information on International protection, please go HERE.



Computer and Internet Law


Maxine Barasch assists clients with matters relating to software, the Internet, and e-commerce. From protecting code of software programs to drafting privacy policies for Web sites, Maxine can help.

For more information on computer and Internet law, please go HERE.




Dispute Resolution


Maxine Barasch is committed to enforcing and defending the intellectual property rights of its clients. Maxine offers representation in litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, mediation, arbitration, and more.

For more information on dispute resolution, please go HERE.





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