Intellectual Property

The intellectual property attorneys at Norris McLaughlin are dedicated to providing sophisticated intellectual property counsel to domestic and international clients. Our attorneys have a background in a broad range of engineering and sciences, including petrochemical, chemical, biochemical, biotechnology, electrical, mechanical, medical devices and computer software and hardware. They are also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Our attorneys are experienced, with many working in the field for 10 or more years. Working with us provides all the expertise of an IP boutique within a large, full service firm. The services that we provide include:

Preparation and Prosecution of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Applications

  • All phases of practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office
  • All phases of international practice through a worldwide network of attorneys and agents
  • Capability to correspond in foreign languages

Domestic and International Transactions

  • Licensing
  • Joint Ventures
  • Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Due Diligence
  • Secrecy/Non-Disclosure
  • Consulting
  • Drafting of terms of use and privacy agreements
  • Drafting of web publishing, subscription, licensing and cloud service agreements

Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

  • Copyright Litigation
  • Trademark, Trade Dress and Unfair Competition Litigation
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Breach of Contract (e.g. License Agreement)
  • Litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board inclusive of ex parte appeals and inter parte opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Cybersquatting Litigation
  • Enforcement and defense of rights under Digital Millennium Copyright Act and related litigation


  • Clearance of Marks for Use and Registration
  • Patentability search and patent application drafting
  • Intellectual property audit
  • Global portfolio management
  • Infringement, Validity and Related Opinions
  • Enforcement and Exploitation of Proprietary Rights
  • Trade Secret Protection
  • Research, Planning and Technology Protection
  • New Product Introduction


Industries we service include:

  • Alcoholic Beverages (including Breweries)
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Consumer Goods
  • Cosmetics
  • Clothing
  • Educational
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health Care
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Medical Device
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Video Gaming

Internet Law

 Norris McLaughlin Listed in Media Law International 2020

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