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
My intellectual property law practice is focused on prosecuting patent and trademark... more
My intellectual property law practice is focused on prosecuting patent and trademark applications and counseling clients regarding patent and trademark matters. Using my electrical engineering background, I have secured patents for semiconductor devices and semiconductor manufacturing processes, GPS asset tracking systems, license plate recognition systems, vibration monitoring and analysis sys... 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.