Robert helps companies protect some of their most valuable assets - their intellectual property. He gives guidance on a range of issues, including the registration and protection of trademarks and copyrights, trade secrets, privacy and publicity rights, unfair competition, domain name disputes, contractual obligations, litigation support, licensing, and general advice. Robert has personally negotiated and drafted a multitude of brand, media, entertainment, and technology licenses in his practice, and has managed an extensive international and domestic trademark portfolio for many years. When necessary, Robert has assisted clients with litigating matters before federal and state courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
Sarah Chadwick Cocke is an Of Counsel attorney with a focus on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance and general corporate law. Prior to joining Alston Hunt, Sarah was Assistant General Counsel at The PFM Group, a group of SEC-registered financial and investment advisory businesses serving state and local governments and non-profit organizations nationwide.