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Legal Support to Space Entrepreneurs

We serve a range of clients in the space industry, from satellite operators and launch service providers to new-age space tourism companies. Our attorneys offer comprehensive services in regulatory compliance, intellectual property, contracts, and dispute resolution related to space activities.

NewSpace Startup Legal Guide 2023

This comprehensive guide is tailored to meet the needs of space industry startups. Covering multiple topics such as licensing of space activities, public-private partnerships in space, legal intricacies of launching payloads, and space risk insurance, this document will serve as your gateway to the NewSpace industry.

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Legal Services


Incorporation in the U.S.

U.S. is the most popular jurisdiction for launching New Space projects. Provide a few basic details, and we will help you with registering a C-corporation or limited liability company (LLC), obtaining a tax number, and opening a bank account.


Intellectual Property

We offer a full suite of legal services to help protect your intellectual property (IP) rights, including trademarks, copyrights, and patents both in the U.S. and internationally.


Space Contracting

Satellite delivery and procurement, launch services, satellite lease agreements, space risks insurance, licensing, IP transfer, NDAs and other types of space contracts. We represent clients at all stages of the contractual process, from negotiations and execution to preparing a standard form.


Dispute Resolution

We represent clients before U.S. state and federal courts, administrative panels, and arbitral institutions in both domestic and international disputes. We are prepared to build your arguments and defense strategy in all stages of a dispute - from cease-and-desist letter to judgment enforcement.


Dealing with Public Authorities

As part of our work, we regularly communicate with public authorities on behalf of our clients. In particular, we are experienced in dealing with both domestic and international bodies, such as national space agencies and ESA as well as national IP offices and WIPO.


Space Licensing

Providing launching, reentry, and associated services is subject to licensing and regulatory approvals. While navigating the intricate regulatory landscape of commercial space activities, we assist our clients in securing licenses from the U.S. FAA and other national authorities, enabling them to launch satellites, conduct research, and explore space.


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Recent Publications

November 15, 2023
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What’s in the Commercial Space Act of 2023?

The U.S. government aims to increase its oversight of “space objects operations,” proposing new regulation for their certification.

December 25, 2020
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Five Notable Disputes in the Space Industry

You will probably hardly find much case law on space disputes in the public domain. Nevertheless, sometimes case files become available to the public. Today we will discuss five such notable space disputes.

September 7, 2022
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Blockchain or Web3 Domains: Technology, Legal Aspects, Trademarks, and Brand Protection

We describe how blockchain domains work and how brand owners and blockchain domain name owners can protect their rights.

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