column1-image2Trade Dress

column2-image1Trade Secrets

column1-image3Technology Transfer

column2-image1Unfair Competition

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column1-image3Dispute Resolution

column2-image1E-Commerce & Internet Law


Keohane & D’Alessandro, PLLC is “boutique” law firm limiting its practice to intellectual propery law.  The firm’s team consists of experienced practitioners, offering advice and representation across a multitude of disciplines, including:


  • Biomedical
  • Business Method
  • Chemical
  • Clean Tech
  • Electronics
  • Food Science
  • Mechanical
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Software

Trade Dress
Trade Secret
Technology Transfer
Unfair Competition
International Protection
Dispute Resolution
E-Commerce and Internet Law

Keohane & D’Alessandro, PLLC assists companies and individuals with comprehensive representation in intellectual property matters both in the U.S. and abroad.  Keohane & D’Alessandro works with their clients to draft patent applications to protect the technology behind their products.  They assist in the protection of brand names and other distinctive marks through trademark applications and trade dress.  Keohane & D’Alessandro advises their clients with respect to their online presence, including protection of domain names and various creative and technical aspects of websites.  They 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.


Keohane & D’Alessandro 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.


Keohane & D’Alessandro 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., Keohane & D’Alessandro assists with registering it.

For more information on copyrights, please go HERE.

Trade Secrets

Trade secrets are manufacturing, industrial, and commercial secrets. Keohane & D’Alessandro 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

Keohane & D’Alessandro 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

Keohane & D’Alessandro 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. Keohane & D’Alessandro offers patent cooperation, treaty applications, and more.

For more information on International protection, please go HERE.

Computer and Internet Law

Keohane & D’Alessandro 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, Keohane & D’Alessandro can help.

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

Dispute Resolution

Keohane & D’Alessandro is committed to enforcing and defending the intellectual property rights of its clients. They offer representation in litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, mediation, arbitration, and more.

For more information on dispute resolution, please go HERE.