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Experienced Legal Counsel In Patent, Trademark, And Copyright Disputes

A company’s intellectual property is among its most valuable assets. Patents, trademarks, and copyrights protect a business’s competitive advantage. At Hovey Williams LLP, we take a proactive approach to putting protections in place. Nonetheless, disputes can still occur that require the intellectual property owner to take action.

Our experienced intellectual property lawyers represent clients in a wide range of patent, trademark, and copyright disputes. We have championed our clients’ important intellectual property rights both nationwide and internationally — in courts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

We protect our clients’ rights when their intellectual property is infringed, and we defend clients against accusations of infringement. Call or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.

Administrative Trial And Appeal Boards

Disputes can often be addressed by pursuing less expensive administrative proceedings provided by the USPTO that are directed to the protectability of a trademark or validity of a patent. Our lawyers have decades of experience defending patent and trademark holders before the USPTO, as well as challenging trademarks and patents that should not have issued for those defending against accusations of infringement. In 2014 and 2015, Hovey Williams was identified as one of the top 40 most active firms in the nation practicing before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). We were the first firm to file a petition through the newly implemented Inter Partes Proceeding (IPR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

We have thorough knowledge of statutes, regulations, and case precedents applied by the TTAB and PTAB. We have a long history of successfully resolving trademark and patent disputes for clients nationally and internationally.

Not All Cases Need To Be Litigated

The attorneys at Hovey Williams are always prepared to litigate disputes through trials and appeals. However, we are keenly aware that litigation is expensive and burdensome to our clients. Often, we resolve disputes through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.

We invite you to call 913-647-9050 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. If you are in metro Kansas City, we can meet in our metro Kansas City office. If you are located in another state or internationally, we will be able to handle your issue just as efficiently.