Music, entertainment and Internet attorney, consultant and expert witness with... more
Music, entertainment and Internet attorney, consultant and expert witness with specialized knowledge of the music industry and royalty structures. Over 15 years of experience in drafting and negotiating contracts in the music industry, including but not limited to, songwriting agreement, management agreements, and recording agreements. Also experienced litigator with trial experience at both th... view profile
Michael is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and before the United... more
Michael is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Michael is currently a shareholder with the intellectual property firm Luedeka Neely Group, P.C. in Knoxville, Tennessee. Michael’s practice includes intellectual property litigation, trademark prosecution, and patent prosecution in the mechanical practice area. In his ... view profile
Howell ORear is a founding member of McInteer O'Rear PLC. Howell's practice focuses... more
Howell ORear is a founding member of McInteer O'Rear PLC. Howell's practice focuses on litigating business disputes, including copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and Internet matters. His recent experience includes representing individuals in corporate disputes; music publishing and record companies in copyright-infringement litigation; counseling a leading print and online publication ... 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.