Edward D. Manzo is a lawyer, author, and educator. He has worked exclusively in IP... more
Edward D. Manzo is a lawyer, author, and educator. He has worked exclusively in IP law since 1975. He has been voted one of the Top 100 lawyers in Illinois by IL Super Lawyers in 2010 and 2011. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, counseling, and managing patent prosecution. He is currently President of IPLAC (2010-11) and has represented IPLAC in several amicusbriefs. Afte... view profile
Brian P. Kinder is managing partner of The Kinder Law Group, APC. He specializes in... more
Brian P. Kinder is managing partner of The Kinder Law Group, APC. He specializes in Intellectual Property ("IP") and is one of only a handful of Southern California attorneys who have been honored as Super Lawyers, Rising Stars in this area of the law. For more than a decade, he has helped his clients to develop and protect their valuable IP rights throughout the world and is well-versed in bot... view profile
The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt provides experienced advocacy in the areas of... more
The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt provides experienced advocacy in the areas of copyrights, rights of publicity, trademarks, trade secrets, employment and labor, personal injury, civil litigation and client counseling. Joshua Burt’s goal is to provide high quality big firm legal services in a cost-effective small firm environment. Because of Joshua Burt’s big firm experience and small firm env... view profile
Thomas J. Mihill is a litigator whose practice encompasses a wide range of complex... more
Thomas J. Mihill is a litigator whose practice encompasses a wide range of complex business disputes, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property, construction, and property disputes. Mr. Mihill is a licensed Georgia Neutral who has mediated more than 150 cases with both pro se and represented parties.
Representing Small Businesses, Individual Entrepreneurs, and Artists Gary Marshall... more
Representing Small Businesses, Individual Entrepreneurs, and Artists Gary Marshall enjoys working with creative people including entrepreneurs, small business owners, people who create new technology, and artists. He brings over twenty-five years of experience in business and technology law and litigation, including computer law, Internet law, and art law together in one practice. By bei... view profile
David Hoffman has practiced patent, trademark and copyright law exclusively since... more
David Hoffman has practiced patent, trademark and copyright law exclusively since 1985. He has a B.S. from MIT and law degree from University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Hoffman represents all size businesses with a sweet spot of software companies and manufactures doing $3 to $50 million in annual sales. By both litigating and procuring rights for his clients, he understands how to avoid litigation a... view profile
Registered Patent Attorney (US Patent and Trademark Office) Jurisdictions: Indiana (... more
Registered Patent Attorney (US Patent and Trademark Office) Jurisdictions: Indiana (1983) North Carolina (1984) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1983) Northern District of Indiana (1983) Southern District of Indiana (1983) Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1983) Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (2010) Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2006) Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (2010)
A trademark protects words, names, symbols, or devices that identify a specific product for consumers. For example, Kleenex® is a trademarked company name. Other tissue makers, like Puffs®, cannot use the word Kleenex in their products, even though many people refer to all tissues as “Kleenex.” When someone uses your trademark without your consent, you will need the services of a trademark infringement lawyer. Trademark infringement attorneys know which options and procedures will get the desired outcome for your case (whether it's destroying the competing product, stopping the continued misuse of your trademark, or compensation for the money the infringer earned from your trademark). Trademark infringement attorneys can also defend your use of materials if someone claims you have infringed on their trademarked materials.