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Intellectual Property & Technology

Mackenzie Hughes has worked with a local author to secure protection for a multimedia instructional package that can be used in both academic and commercial settings. This transaction has involved several areas of intellectual property law, including copyright protection and negotiations with other interested parties to ensure our client’s clear authority to market the final product.

A company’s corporate identity and trade secrets can be even more valuable than its physical facilities. Our intellectual property attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you protect these vital assets. We represent businesses and individuals before federal and state courts and agencies in matters such as:


  • Obtaining federal and state trademarks and servicemarks
  • Preparation of trademark licensing agreements
  • Intellectual property portfolio development
  • Protection enforcement strategies

Computer Law

  • Negotiation of technology contracts
  • Contracts for software development and licensing
  • Hardware, software and maintenance agreements
  • Development and consultation agreements
  • Protection of proprietary rights in computer software

Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Unfair competition
  • Patent infringement
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Trade secret misappropriation



Joseph G. Farrell and Brandan Ray Join Mackenzie Hughes LLP

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Joseph G. Farrell has joined Mackenzie Hughes LLP as a partner in the firm’s litigation department and will concentrate his legal practice on medical malpractice defense. Brandan Ray has also been hired as an associate attorney in the business department with his practice focused on business formation and governance, private investment transactions…

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Dean J. DiPilato Joins Mackenzie Hughes LLP as Partner

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Dean J. DiPilato has joined Mackenzie Hughes LLP as a partner and will concentrate his legal practice in general commercial litigation (including construction and environmental matters), healthcare litigation, financial litigation, and intellectual property matters. With 18 years of experience as a litigator, DiPilato has worked at large law firms in Boston and…

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Congress Passes Trademark Modernization Act

Congress Passes Trademark Modernization Act Here’s What That Means for You, Your Business and Your Business’ Trademarks At the tail-end of 2020, the Trademark Modernization Act (“TMA”) was signed into law.  The TMA, which received broad bi-partisan support in Congress, was passed to curb a substantial volume of improperly registered trademark registrations from so-called “bad…

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Can I trademark “[insert food here].com”? The Supreme Court says “Maybe!”

Recently, the Supreme Court concluded another historic term, handing down landmark decisions in employment discrimination and executive immunity, among others.  However, this also means cases like United States Patent and Trademark Office v., B.V. (“”), a case decided at the end of June with broad application in the area of trademark law, do not…

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