Intellectual Property Lawyers
Our Texas IP Attorneys Can Protect Your Rights
Intellectual Property Litigation
Naman, Howell is actively engaged in a wide range of intellectual property
legal work, including a growing patent infringement and patent litigation
practice. While Naman, Howell was founded in Waco, Texas in 1917, the
firm currently represents clients in IP litigation matters throughout
the Western District of Texas, including the Waco, Austin, and San Antonio
Divisions (Offices in Waco, Austin, San Antonio). We are currently serving
as local counsel in a variety of patent litigation matters for lead counsel
located outside of Texas. While we have handled intellectual property
litigation matters on a first-chair basis in the Western District of Texas
in the past and will continue to do so, we have recently seen a sharp
increase in our local counsel work related to patent infringement cases
filed in the Western District of Texas since Judge Alan Albright became
our Judge in the Waco Division.
Our lawyers live and practice in Waco, Austin, and San Antonio and have
deep roots in their local communities. For instance, lawyers in the Waco
Office who would staff IP litigation matters have clerked in the Western
District of Texas, Waco Division, served in the past on the Court’s
local rules committee and ADA committee, and are currently involved in
local legal and civic organizations in Waco such as the Judge Abner V.
McCall Inn of Court, Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, and Waco Rotary
Club. Unlike many other law firms that may have satellite offices in or
near Waco, Austin, or San Antonio, if you hire Naman, Howell to assist
on your legal matter, your case will be handled by attorneys who actually
live and practice law in Waco, Austin, or San Antonio and are familiar
with the local courts and their personnel. This is important given the
recent influx of patent litigation cases in places like the Western District
of Texas, Waco Division.
In addition to IP litigation matters, our law firm also handles prosecution
of patent applications, trademark applications, licensing matters, non-disclosure
agreements, and many other intellectual property and transactional matters.
Intellectual Property Litigation Attorneys
Intellectual Property Prosecution
Our legal system has laws in place to protect intellectual property just
as it does for physical property such as homes, land, and personal items.
Intellectual property typically refers to created works, such as a work
of literature or art, which may or may not be tangible items. The Texas
intellectual property lawyers at Naman, Howell, Smith and Lee, PLLC represents
clients in a wide variety of intellectual property cases. As with traditional
property, there are several types of intellectual property that are protected
under these federal laws.
There are three key components of intellectual property law:
Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights
Companies or individuals who invent a specific product should acquire a
patent to protect their rights. A patent grants rights to protect the
product from replication for a limited period of time. Most companies
already have a trademark in place. A trademark is a word, phrase, design,
or symbol that clearly identifies a company or individual from others
in the same industry. Infringing on another person or company's trademark
sullies the brands of both companies and laws are strictly enforced.
Copyright is one of the most common terms used to describe something of
which individuals or companies want to claim ownership. The coverage of
copyright items is broad and includes many works such as paintings, photos,
books, and poems. As long as an individual or company rightfully created
the content, it remains theirs. This type of law protects that work, particularly
the right to or not to reproduce it.
Enlist the Help of a Texas IP Lawyer
The components of an intellectual property case are complex and difficult
to navigate. Because your livelihoods can often depend on these works,
it is important that protection is extended as far as the law allows.
At Naman, Howell, Smith and Lee, PLLC, we have the experience necessary
to ensure that you, your business and your creative assets are fully protected.
With four offices located along the Interstate 35 corridor and an active
practice in courts throughout the state of Texas, we are uniquely situated
to serve the needs of clients throughout this state and beyond. Find the
help you need by
contacting our Texas firm.
Intellectual Property Prosecution Attorneys
Call today to discuss your needs with our Texas intellectual property lawyers:
Austin - (512) 479-0300
Fort Worth - (817) 509-2025
San Antonio - (210) 731-6300
Waco - (254) 755-4100