Tris maintains a general corporate practice with a concentration in:

  • Intellectual property
  • Computer law
  • Cyberlaw
  • Internet-related matters

In particular, Tris has considerable experience in intellectual property matters, including:

  • copyright application, copyright protection, copyright licensing, and copyright enforcement
  • trademark availability opinions, preparation and prosecution of trademark application preparation, trademark protection, and trademark licensing
  • development and coordination of international trademark protection
  • patent licensing
  • software license agreements and software development agreements
  • computer system acquisitions
  • analyzing the intellectual property risks associated with various business models
  • analyzing the intellectual property aspects of potential acquisitions
  • publisher-author and illustrator agreements
  • development and implementation of copyright policies and Internet access policies
  • negotiation and resolution of disputes with the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
  • Internet hosting, website development, and data-sharing agreements
  • preparation and launch of Website e-commerce stores
  • online transactions
  • domain name acquisition and protection
  • arbitration of domain name disputes under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) domain name dispute resolution procedure
  • negotiation and resolution of anti-cybersquatting claims

Tris also has a vibrant general corporate law practice, including matters pertaining to:

  • confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • distribution agreements
  • supply agreements
  • outsourcing agreements
  • employment and consulting agreements
  • shareholder agreements and shareholder disputes
  • telephone system agreements
  • asset purchase and stock purchase agreements
  • privacy policies and terms of use for websites
  • privacy issues under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and related requirements for the privacy of consumer financial information
  • data breaches

Before Fox Rothschild

At the University of Pennsylvania, Tris was an Associate Editor of the Law Review and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif.