Noelle M. James is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Business Organizations and Corporations, and Municipal Governance and Public Finance practice groups. She concentrates her practice on intellectual property matters including trademark protection, maintenance and monitoring; copyright and software licensing; and portfolio management. In addition, Ms. James regularly assists private and public clients, including local governments, on a variety of general business matters.
- Work with clients to develop effective and cost-efficient trademark protection strategies.
- File and prosecute federal trademark applications with the USPTO, and obtain international protection directly through Madrid Protocol filings with WIPO.
- Assist clients in branding decisions and trademark selection through search report analysis.
- Represent clients in trademark infringement matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in opposition and cancellation proceedings, and negotiating trademark settlement, licensing and co-existence agreements.
- Draft website and application terms of service and privacy policies.
- Negotiate technology-related transactions, such as proprietary software licenses; end-user licensing (EULAs); and software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and reseller agreements.
- Prepare and file copyright registration applications, and advise clients on fair use and copyright ownership matters.
- Represent public and private entities in general business matters.
- Assist in the formation, on-going operation, merger, sale and acquisition of various types of business entities, and provide contract review and enforcement and rights advice.
- Representation of borrowers, issuers, lenders and underwriters in various tax-exempt bond financings.
- Jonathan M. Joseph and Noelle M. James, "Security Breach Notification Laws in Virginia," Christian & Barton Update, July 2011
- E. Ford Stephens and Noelle M. James, "Coverage Within the Ivy Walls: Select Insurance Issues Involving College Students," For The Defense, May 2009