IP Procurement

The intellectual property attorneys at Bishop Diehl & Lee understand the importance of protecting your intellectual property. Our attorneys offer experience and expertise with your patent, trademark, and copyright needs.

I. Patent Applications

Patents give an inventor the right to prevent others from making, using, selling, or importing his or her patented invention. Our attorneys come from a variety of technical backgrounds, and we are licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Our attorneys are experienced in offering counseling regarding protection strategies, performing prior art searches, and prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO. We offer competitive rates, and our diverse technical backgrounds will ensure that our attorneys fully understand the nuances your invention to help you secure the broadest protection. For information about enforcing existing patents, please see our Litigation page.

II.Trademark Applications

Trademarks identify a business as a brand, and allow companies to develop and associate goodwill with that brand in the minds of consumers. Although some common law rights (designated with “TM”) develop automatically when you use your chosen trademark, federal registration (designated with ®) affords numerous rights and privileges that can be invaluable in enforcing your rights. For that reason, we recommend obtaining federal registration for your business name, product name, logo, and/or slogan.

Our intellectual property attorneys will counsel you through the process of obtaining a federal registration, including by analyzing your mark for protectability, performing prior mark searches, and preparing and prosecuting the trademark application. For more information about enforcement of trademark rights, see our Litigation page.

III. Copyright Registration

Copyrights afford protection to artistic works, including literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, cinematic, and architectural works. Although often employed by artists and businesses in artistic fields, copyright registrations can also be utilized to protect certain business assets – for example, your product catalog or website likely contains material that can be protected by copyright. To learn more about copyright registration and what it can do for you, feel free to contact our experienced intellectual property attorneys. For more information regarding enforcement of copyright, see our Litigation page.

To learn more about our full service intellectual property law firm, and to see how we can help with your intellectual property procurement needs, contact Bishop Diehl & Lee today.