You Create. We Protect.
Hovey Williams LLP has a 90-year track record of protecting clients’ patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other intellectual property.
Serving Clients For More Than 90 Years
In today’s competitive business environment, innovation occurs at a torrid pace. Protecting intellectual property has never been more important. We represent established companies, startups, and individual inventors across a wide range of industries. We also work with referring attorneys to assist their clients with a wide variety of intellectual property needs.
The competitive advantage of many entrepreneurs and businesses is housed within their intellectual property. Protecting these intangible assets is essential. Equally important is enforcing intellectual property rights through litigation or other means of dispute resolution.
We Serve Clients Locally, Nationally And Worldwide
When it comes to interpreting and navigating the complex field of intellectual property, you need a trusted partner. Our attorneys focus solely on intellectual property law. Our knowledge of the technical subject matter and our experience in this complex practice area allow us to assess each client’s situation and develop effective legal strategies that accomplish their unique objectives.
With the advent of the internet, location has become less of a concern for intellectual property law firms and the clients they serve. A great deal of our work is carried out electronically. We are equipped to assist clients locally in the Greater Kansas City metro area, as well as throughout the United States and internationally. Our clients appreciate our emphasis on clear communication, personal attention, and efficiency in finding cost-effective solutions.
The Law Firm That Other Lawyers Choose
We have earned a global reputation as a go-to law firm that other firms turn to for help with complex intellectual property issues.
Hovey Williams LLP Establishes Award for Inclusion and Diversity in Intellectual Property
Hovey Williams LLP has an ongoing commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in the legal community, particularly in the area of intellectual property law. Along with Robert Hovey, the firm has established an award fund at the University of Kansas School of Law to support law students interested in pursuing a career in IP law and to promote diversity and inclusion in the field. “Diversity is critical to the success of an intellectual property law practice, particularly when representing clients across the globe,” said Andrew Colombo, a partner at Hovey Williams, on behalf of the firm. “However, there is a historical underrepresentation of women and minorities in the sciences and intellectual property law. It is our hope that this endowment will encourage KU Law students from various backgrounds to consider a career in this rewarding field,” Colombo said. This initiative is one of many steps the firm has taken over the years to promote diversity and inclusion in IP law. The firm named its first female partner in 2003, and by 2019 reached 40% female ownership. Since 2012, the firm has also supported one of its female partners, Crissa Cook, in teaching a course in patent law at the University of Kansas School of Law, which has become a regular part of the curriculum. Hovey Williams LLP remains committed to supporting and seeking out diverse legal talent in the IP field to join its team. http://blog.law.ku.edu/giving/hovey-williams-establishes-new-student-ip-award/
By Michele Hufferd On December 27, 2020, Congress enacted the U.S. Trademark Modernization Act (H.R. 6196) as part of the most recent Covid relief bill. The Act amends the Trademark (Lanham) Act in three ways: The Act clarifies the evidentiary burden to obtain an...
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that generic domain names are eligible for trademark protection. A generic domain name includes a general word describing the business followed by ".com" or other top-level domains (such as ".org" or ".net). Previously, the U.S....