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Who We Are

A world leader in intellectual property protection, Hovey Williams LLP has an 94-year track record of protecting our clients’ patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property in virtually every major business sector.

The firm was founded in 1929 by C. Earl Hovey and Roy Hamilton, just weeks before the most devastating stock market crash in U.S. history and the triggering of the Great Depression. The two entrepreneurs led the firm through difficult economic times, growing it into a thriving practice with specialties in patent, trademark, and copyright law.

Bob Hovey, Earl’s son, joined the firm in 1956, followed by Warren Williams in 1957. For more than 50 years, they continued the firm’s tradition of helping innovative individuals and businesses create and secure their unique products and ideas.

Today, our client-focused team of experienced attorneys, associates, patent agents, and subject matter specialists continues to build on the firm’s foundation of strong values and progressive thinking, while integrating new strategies and techniques into our portfolio of services.

Hovey Williams is the law firm of choice for referring attorneys in Greater Kansas City and beyond. We have earned a stellar reputation globally as well. Foreign businesses seeking to expand into the U.S. rely on us for the same broad array of intellectual property legal services that we provide our U.S.-based clients.

Whether you’re an established company, a startup, an inventor, or a referring attorney, we provide you with a unique combination of expert guidance, cost-effective results, and personal service. Call 913-647-9050 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

We Are an Amazon IP Accelerator Law Firm

Hovey Williams enjoys the privilege of serving as one of a few curated Amazon IP Accelerator Law Firms. That means that our clients can use the IP Accelerator program to enroll in the Amazon Brand Registry within five days after filing a trademark application (rather than after a registration issues a year or more later). Benefits of utilizing the Brand Registry include quicker access to proactive brand protections, powerful search and report tools, and brand-building features to secure and expand your brand’s footprint in new marketplaces.