Kirby graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School in 2004. Kirby is... more
Kirby graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School in 2004. Kirby is admitted in Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Kirby has worked in the areas of family law as well as litigation involving complex insurance coverage issues, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. Kirby's practic... view profile
Mike Kella is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, where he... more
Mike Kella is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, where he focuses his practice on the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets litigation. He has experience litigating cases involving a wide range of technologies in federal courts throughout the country and before the International Trade Commission. Some of these technologies include computer software... view profile
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.