Intellectual Property

Phillips Murrah’s Intellectual Property Practice Group offers expert counseling and a full range of services to support clients in developing, classifying and protecting proprietary complex technology, products and ideas. Our IP team is experienced and expertly educated on regional, national and international copyright laws to effectively and efficiently issue and protect patents, trademarks and copyrights through appropriate registration and infringement litigation.


Copyright

Our team IP attorneys support clients who need representation in registering or protecting copyrights from infringement. We help clients by preparing and filing copyright registrations, offering prosecution of those copyrights, counseling regarding copyright protection and use, assigning copyrights, and implementing copyright and software licensing.

Patent

From initial conception, through patent searches and applications, to issuing our clients’ intellectual property, our representation gets our clients through the process swiftly. Our attorneys serve clients through the preparation, filing and prosecution of utility and design patent applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Through patent searches and studies, our team offers opinions for properties’ patentability and assist in procurement of international patent protection, patent and technology licensing, assignment of patent rights and joint exploitation ownership agreements.

Trademark

We also represent clients throughout the trademark process to ensure their properties are singularly identifiable. Trademark attorneys assist clients through the preparation and filing of trademark and service mark applications in states and in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by conducting search services and opinion work to determine availability. We also counsel clients related to potential adoption and use of trademarks, procurement of international trademark protection, trademark licensing, assignments of trademark rights and representation of trademark holder’s interests in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeals.

Patent, Trademark & Copyright Litigation

To avoid setbacks in our clients’ business ventures, our legal team serves to protect patents, trademarks and copyrights through appropriate litigation, including disputes arising from infringement, interference, opposition and cancellation proceedings. We also protect the interests of our clients in the following ways:

  • Domain name disputes and ICANN proceedings
  • Unfair competition and deceptive trade practices
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information
  • Intellectual property-related antitrust issues and agreement disputes
  • Employment contract disputes concerning intellectual property