What are Current Airline Industry Legal Issues and Solutions?

Airline Industry Legal Issues and Airline Law

Our airline industry experienced lawyers help airline companies navigate the legal landscape and proactively advise on unique legal issues faced by the airline industry. 

Common legal issues faced in the airline industry include:

  • Commercial and regulatory issues in connection with Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Safety Administration (TSA);

  • Advertising in print and digital media;

  • Aircraft trading, finance, and leasing;

  • Competition among airlines and possible mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures;

  • Safety, security, passenger rights, and insurance issues;

  • Ownership and registration of intellectual property in airline-related technology;

  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights against infringers;

  • Employment and independent contractor agreements;

  • Strategy to protect and monetize intellectual property rights; and

  • Defense of third-party infringement claims.

Airline companies face similar legal issues as businesses in the Technology, Automotive, Technology, and Retail industries.   Read those pages for additional information regarding the legal solutions our industry teams provide.  

Legal Solutions for the Airline Industry

Clients in the airline industry receive the full range of the firm’s services: litigation, intellectual property, transactional, and international business law. 

Our airline industry team is experienced in advising airline industry clients involved in patent infringement defense and litigation matters. We also advise intellectual property counseling and licensing matters. We can also advise with respect to advertising in print and digital media; copyright, trademark, and patent registration for airline-related technology; business counseling related to trading, finance, and leasing as well as commercial and regulatory issues; competitive issues among airlines and business issues related to same; intellectual property enforcement against infringers; defense of third-party IP infringement claims; drafting employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, and NDAs to protect intellectual property rights and ensure they are owned by the company; and monetizing intellectual property rights.

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