Intellectual Property

Many entrepreneurs find that the most valuable assets of their business have not been adequately protected from potential third party competition and/or infringement. We prepare trademark and copyright applications and seek federal and state registrations of trademarks, service marks and copyrights. We also have experience in litigating, both from the prosecution and defense perspectives, copyright and trademark infringement litigation.

We represent start-up companies in various industries, including technology and construction. New products such as verification of authenticity of goods in industries where “fakes” or “copies” are rampant, require protection. We counsel clients with respect to whether an “intent-to-use” trademark or service mark application is appropriate and the steps to ultimately use and register the mark in commerce and protect it from third party infringement.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a homebuilder in a suit against a competitor who had copied floorplan and elevation designs of custom homes. The client brought their floorplan and architectural designs to us as well as photographs of the alleged pirated designs. We devised a strategy for the homebuilder to obtain an assignment from his architect of the designs, then filed a federal copyright registration for them. We simultaneously filed suit on the client’s behalf against the competitor and obtained a temporary restraining order, and ultimately resolved the case with permanent injunctive relief as well as damages and attorney’s fees.

 

Locations

Houston

9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1100
Houston, Texas 77046
Phone: 713.651.0111
Fax: 713.651.0220
Toll Free: 800.535.2701

Dallas

14755 Preston Road
Suite 600
Dallas, Texas 75254
Phone: 972.788.1600
Fax: 972.702.0662

Austin

901 South Mopac Expressway
Bldg. 1, Ste. 500
Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512.469.7987
Fax: 512.469.9408
Toll Free: 855.679.6763

 

San Antonio

1020 Northeast Loop 410, Ste. 800
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Phone: 210.224.7098
Fax: 210.212.5698
Toll Free: 800.862.5079

New Orleans

365 Canal Street, Ste. 800
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Phone: 504.299.3070
Fax: 504.299.3071
Toll Free: 888.435.8214

Cincinnati

PNC Center
201 E. 5th Street
Suite 1810
Cincinnati, OH 45202