In today’s information-based global economy, intellectual property is a valuable asset for businesses large and small. Not only is intellectual property a vital national economic commodity, it has also rapidly become a robust and integral sector of Louisiana’s economy. The rapid growth of innovative startups and entrepreneurial ventures in the last few years has made Louisiana a model for states around the country looking to evolve their economies to meet the challenges of the information age. However, with such innovation also comes an increase in disputes over patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
It is very important that individuals and businesses understand the value of their intellectual property, and the importance of protecting that asset. Here at Shields Mott, we provide a full range of intellectual property services, such as acquisition, registration, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement. From registration to litigation, we offer an array of services that can be suited to meet the needs of clients. Services are aimed protecting our Lafayette clients’ innovations, brands, and creativity through the full life cycle of creating, defending, and maintaining their patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
From the very early stages, our intellectual property lawyers provide counsel on the most effective methods of obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights so that our clients can maximize their investments. If a dispute arises or administrative matters become contentious, our clients benefit from our ability to draw upon their experiences handling inquiries and challenges from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Copyright Office, conducting pre-lawsuit negotiations, and pursuing and defending against infringement claims. Whether you are looking to acquire, register, license, or enforce your intellectual property, we can handle all of your intellectual property needs. Our intellectual property services include: