Protecting Your Intellectual Property

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Carrithers Law Office, PLLC – Intellectual Property Attorneys: Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Trade Dress And Trade Secrets Law

In today’s extremely competitive marketplace, the protection of your firm’s intellectual property is more important than ever. With the increasing sophistication of technology, it is vital that your intellectual property attorney is familiar with your industry and has a working knowledge of the science and engineering disciplines together with practical experience in order to interact with your technical and legal professionals regarding technology issues relating to your business. Likewise, the personal relationships and rapport established over time with the patent office administrative personnel and examiners are valuable in order to prosecute applications in the patent and trademark office in an efficient and effective manner. Carrithers Law Office, PLLC, has this experience and continues to develop and refine the skills every day.

Experienced Intellectual Property Law Services In A Broad Range Of Industries And Technologies

We bring over 100 years of science, engineering and legal experience to our practice. We have represented numerous well-known companies in patent and trademark matters in a wide variety of industries. Examples of patents and published applications prosecuted by us in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office are categorized according to the type of industry or market and can be found here.

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We Protect Your Intellectual Property

Our law firm is focused, working exclusively in intellectual property law. We actively manage the patent, trademark or copyright prosecution process. We often have conferences with the examiners in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and other government agents when necessary to facilitate the approval process and ensure that your intellectual property receives due consideration.

We are experienced in mechanical, electrical, chemical, biotechnology and nanotechnology utility patents, trademarks, copyrights, design patents, trade secret protection, licensing, patent and trademark searches, infringement and invalidity opinions, trademark oppositions, and prosecution of foreign patent and trademarks. We can also perform a due diligence review of your firm’s intellectual property holdings and investigation of competitor’s intellectual property. We can communicate directly with the engineers or relevant working group of your company, and we will visit your company when necessary. We work frequently with corporate legal staff and counsel, advising on the best strategy to protect inventions and other intellectual property. We discuss whether intellectual property can be protected and advise whether the protection should come from patent, trademark or copyright law or maintained as a trade secret.

We have access to numerous resources to assist our clients. We have draftsmen to prepare drawings. We subscribe to technology and legal databases. Our team members have technical degrees in inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, nanotechnology, electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineering to better serve our clients. We assist clients in licensing technology, whether they are the licensee or licensor. We prepare legal documentation, representing our clients’ interests. We also provide services to document and maintain clients’ intellectual property. We use our working relationships with litigation firms in most of the larger cities and countries to assist our clients. We also serve as co-counsel to assist general practice litigators and trial attorneys in intellectual property matters.

Intellectual Property Law Office Addressing Patent, Trademark And Copyright Matters

Our team utilizes individuals with technical backgrounds in chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.

Our work product includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, design patents, trade secret protection, licensing, patent and trademark searches, infringement and invalidity opinions, trademark oppositions, and prosecution of foreign patent and trademarks. We perform due diligence investigations for Mergers and Acquisitions, review intellectual property holdings, and conduct investigations of competitor’s intellectual property. We can communicate directly with the engineers, marketing, and/or relevant working group of your company, and we will visit your company when necessary to work on projects. We work frequently with corporate legal staff and counsel, advising on the best strategy to protect inventions and other intellectual property. We discuss whether intellectual property can be protected and advise whether the protection should come from patent, trademark or copyright law or maintained as a trade secret.

Proud To Represent A Wide Range Of Businesses

We have represented and achieved successful outcomes for the following clients in trademark and/or patent litigation before the U.S. Federal District Courts of Kentucky, and/or in trademark oppositions before United States Patent and Trademark Office:

  • Ashland Inc.
  • Bourbon Country, Inc
  • Caudill Seed & Warehouse Co., Inc.
  • Credit One Financial, Inc.
  • Evergreen Environmental Group, Inc.
  • Inclan Enterprises, Inc.
  • Sports Saddle, Inc.
  • The Valvoline Company

Contact Us

Do not take chances with your intellectual property. Call an experienced intellectual property lawyer. We have offices at two locations. Our Louisville office is located at 2950 Breckenridge Lane, Suite 10 which is off of the Breckenridge Lane exit of the I-264/I-64 Interchange. Our Bardstown office is located a block from the town square at 120 W. Stephen Foster Avenue, Suite 101. We offer free parking.

In our initial consultation, we will gather information about your situation. We will be glad to make an appointment to discuss your needs at our office and, if necessary, we will travel to your facilities, laboratories or headquarters to better assess your needs. For experienced intellectual property law representation, contact us online or call us at 502-513-0889.