Government regulation and technological advances represent just a few of the constantly changing concerns facing automotive clients. Kilpatrick Townsend represents car and truck manufacturers; retailers; and parts and component manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers, and offers the following strengths:

  • Brand licensing, including drafting, negotiating, auditing, developing licensing programs, templates, counseling, and enforcement
  • Brand-related co-branding and joint venture agreements, including drafting, negotiating, and counseling
  • Franchising (dealerships), including drafting, negotiating, regulatory counseling, enforcement, and litigation
  • National thought leadership on cybersecurity and privacy issues of the Internet of Things (see datalaw.net) and on connected cars
  • Privacy issues regarding mobile apps involving insurance companies
  • Leading knowledge asset protection and big data governance initiatives (including for automotive infotainment and mobile advertising companies)
  • Extensive warranty and product liability experience
  • Extensive trial experience, including trials to verdict
  • Litigation, including trademark, trade secret and breach of contract and numerous state / federal statutory issues and appeals
  • Product liability, including class actions and appeals
  • Disputes involving protective orders, including Medicare advantage plan reimbursement issues
  • Real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and development