Founded by Charles (“Chuck”) Grimes in 1980 and operated under multiple names during its history, Grimes LLC has become one of the leading intellectual property law firms in the world. Grimes LLC attorneys have been involved in major litigations in the patent, trademark and licensing areas, all with excellent results for their clients.
Grimes LLC members are world renowned as a result of their publishing and speaking efforts. Over the years, firm members have authored more than twenty five books on subjects involving intellectual property and licensing matters, including: Drafting Internet Agreements; The Law of Merchandise & Character Licensing; License Agreements: Forms and Checklists; The Licensing Law Handbook; Patent Disputes: Litigation Forms and Analysis; Trademark and Copyright Disputes: Forms and Analysis; The Licensing Deskbook; Licensing Update; Licensing Royalty Rates; A Primer on Technology Licensing; The Toy & Game Inventor’s Guide, and Multimedia and Technology Licensing Agreements: Forms and Commentary. Firm members have also written hundreds of articles on the intellectual property and licensing law subjects, have appeared as legal experts and commentators on television shows and have served as committee chairs, officers, and on boards of directors of some of the major bar associations.
Chuck is the firm’s Managing Partner and has worked extensively in all facets of intellectual property law. He has managed the worldwide trademark portfolios of leading consumer products companies. He has participated in major patent and trademark litigations.
Chuck has been involved in some of the most successful commercial exploitations of intellectual properties over the last thirty years. His activities started in the 1970’s, at a time when barely anyone understood the commercial potential from licensing of intellectual properties. As Trademark Counsel of Gulf + Western, which at the time owned Paramount Pictures, Madison Square Garden, Simon & Schuster, Kayser Roth, Simmons, A.P.S. and a number of other companies, Chuck helped exploit the hidden values in movies and television shows such as STAR TREK, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, HAPPY DAYS and LAVERNE and SHIRLEY, in pageants such as the MISS UNIVERSE pageant, in sports franchises such as the KNICKS, the RANGERS, the ARLINGTON PARK RACE TRACK and the ROOSEVELT RACEWAY, in book imprints, in clothing and furniture lines, and in the BIG A automotive brand. Since that time, Chuck’s efforts have contributed to the generation of hundreds of millions of dollars in profits for Grimes LLC clients from successful intellectual property exploitation.
Headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida with appointment locations in New York City and Connecticut, Grimes LLC represents clients throughout the world. Contact us today and we will be happy to assist you with your intellectual property needs.