Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition Law
In today's ultra-competitive marketplace, the control of intellectual property can make the difference between large financial gains and losses. In the Internet age, information regarding new products can reach the public, the press and competing domestic and overseas inventors in record time. Businesses and individuals must be diligent in protecting their intellectual property.
Carrithers Law Office, PLLC is a specialty law practice providing full intellectual property law legal services including:
- Utility and Design Patents which grant the owner exclusive rights to make, use or sell an invention. Patent legal services include searches, applications, drawings, prosecution, infringement and validity and invalidity opinions, licenses, due diligence investigations for start-up companies and mergers and acquisitions, cease and desist letters, assistance in designing around valid patents, intellectual property advice and counsel to corporate general counsel, and litigation assistance to general practice litigators regarding intellectual property matters.
- Trademarks, service marks and registration, which protect unique brands, trade dress and services. Trademark legal services include searches, applications and prosecution.
- Trade Secrets, including confidentiality agreements, license agreements, methods of protecting trade secrets, employer/employee contracts, consulting contracts, and options regarding secret patentable products and processes.
- Copyrights, which protect a variety of creative material, including original writings, music and visual art that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright legal services most often involve applications and can also involve litigation.
Intellectual property is usually a blend of trade secrets, confidentiality and licensing agreements, unfair competition, foreign patents and due diligence review of your firm's intellectual property holdings. A due diligence review and intellectual property search are vital during mergers and acquisitions or the purchase and sale of companies. For business law matters, such as incorporation, that are interwoven with intellectual property concerns, we refer clients to trusted business/general litigation counsel.
If you or your firm has intellectual property law questions, we can help.
We represent individual inventors, small and mid-size firms and large multinational corporations including The Valvoline Company, Eagle One, Inc., University of Louisville, Celerity Automation, Hurricane Grill and Wings, MicroMed, Inc., The Servants, Inc., Bubba Burgers, Inc., TLC Lighting, Inc., TLC Candles, Inc., Green Bull Ladders, Inc.,,U.S. Fireplace Products, Inc., Ashland, Inc., Tembec Industries, Inc., Prowler Lures, Inc. and Sports Saddle, Inc. Our familiarity of a broad array of technology enables us to relate to our client's new and useful products, processes, or techniques. We are experts at dealing with the details of the patent application process, from the initial patent search through the preparation of the applications and prosecution thereof and the rules, laws, and regulations required for prosecution of your application in the U.S. and/or foreign patent office.
If you have a new invention, product or service; have concerns about your current intellectual property portfolio; or have other intellectual property questions, call an experienced lawyer for a free initial consultation to discuss your needs. After an office consultation, we will travel to your facilities, laboratories or headquarters if necessary to better assess your property. We are located in Louisville's East End off the Breckenridge Lane exit of the I-264/I-64 Interchange, at The 1000 Building, and we offer free parking. For experienced intellectual property law representation, contact us at 502-452-1233.
Carrithers Law Office, PLLC
2950 Breckenridge Lane, Suite 10
Louisville, KY 40220
Phone, Louisville Area: 502-452-1233
Toll-free phone: 1-888-893-7710
120 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Suite 101
Bardstown, KY 40004