IPC is honored to have been recognized by Best Lawyers© in its list of “Best Law Firms” in New Orleans for 2021, including Best Lawyers in America© recognition of Greg Latham (Trademark Law & Patent Law) and Ben Meroney (Copyright Law). Also recognized were Stephen Kepper and Adriano Pacifici, who were both designated “Ones to Watch.”
As the largest intellectual property boutique law firm along the Gulf Coast, with over 9,000 currently active U.S. Trademark applications/registrations and as the 6th largest filer of U.S. Trademark applications by volume in the United States in 2020, we offer big firm experience with small firm service.
At IPC, we don't want to be your only lawyers, just your best!
IPC Attorney, Rick Sahuc, recently assisted client Des Kensel in securing an amicable agreement finalizing his departure from the Grammy-winning metal band, High On Fire.
In a post on his personal Instagram account, Kensel shares "As a founding member of High on Fire, I feel blessed to have spent the last 21 years traveling around the world pursuing my childhood dream to write and play music. After eight albums, countless tours, and a Grammy win, I am very thankful for what we have been able to accomplish as a band."
As a founding member and the band's drummer for over two decades, Kensel's departure involved complex issues concerning ownership and valuation of trademarks, copyrights, and royalty streams. If you have questions regarding intellectual property issues, the team of professionals at IPC can help. Give us a call at 504-322-7166.
The aggressive strategy employed by IPC in defending client Griffin IT Media, Inc. against claims made by Spiradrill, Inc. in a UDRP proceeding produced a huge win.
In a calculated move on the offensive, IPC attorney Rick Sahuc filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court in Palm Beach, Florida, seeking a declaratory judgment that Griffin IT Media is the rightful owner of the spiradrill.com domain name. After filing the lawsuit, Spiradrill, Inc. agreed to withdraw its claim in the UDRP proceeding against our client Griffin IT Media, who will remain the rightful owner of spiradrill.com.
If you have questions about domain name disputes or would like to discuss ways the IPC team can make bold moves to help protect and grow your brand, contact our professionals at (504) 322-7166 for more information.
IPC is pleased to be counseling start-up business client HPR Group, LLC, an American textile company in Jonesboro, AR, in corporate and intellectual property matters.
[The following is excerpted from "A yarn too good to believe: 20-somethings create American textile company in Jonesboro" by George Jared (email@example.com) originally published on March 4, 2021 in Talk Business Politics]
Paulie “Litt” Litowsky was chatting with a friend in New York City about high-end clothing and the quality of yarn required to make such garments. The friend told Litowsky, a former childhood actor and long-time producer, that no American-owned yarn company could compete with other garment producing countries such as China.
Litowsky, known for his roles in the movies “Speed Racer,” “Doubt,” “Jersey Girl,” and hit shows such as “Hope & Faith” and “Wizards of Waverly Place,” couldn’t believe what he was hearing.
Soon after, he contacted another college-age friend, Robert Rinearson, and the two decided to start their own high-end yarn producing company, Harvest Produce Retail (HPR).
Litowsky, 25 years old and no longer acting, told Talk Business & Politics it has taken more than two years to get HPR up and producing at its facility in the Craighead Technology and Industrial Park. Yarn production began at the same time as the pandemic started to grip the world in March 2020, but Litowsky and Rinearson both said the co-owners were undeterred.
“We didn’t just talk about it … we did it,” Litowsky said. Read more here.
If you have a phenomenal new business idea, IPC professionals are available to help you navigate all the intricacies involved in a start-up business. Give us a call at (504) 322-7166 for more information.
IPC recently filed a Complaint on behalf of client, Wilco Marsh Buggies & Draglines, Inc., alleging that Weeks Marine, Inc., a New Jersey corporation doing business in Louisiana, infringed and misappropriated Wilco's intellectual property, specifically its United States Patent No. 6,918,801, entitled “AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE.”
Wilco is a builder of specialty soft terrain vehicles and equipment, including amphibious excavators from marsh buggies and cargo carriers to long-arm amphibious excavators.
If you have questions relating to patent infringement issues, the professionals at IPC can help. Give us a call at 504-322-7166.
IPC has been retained to defend Griffin IT Media, Inc., a Florida-based company, against claims made by Spiradrill, Inc. in a UDRP proceeding challenging Griffin IT Media’s ownership of the spiradrill.com domain name.
In addition to responding the complaint filed in the UDRP proceeding, IPC took Griffin IT Media on the offensive when IPC attorney Rick Sahuc, a member of the Florida bar, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court in Palm Beach, Florida, seeking a declaratory judgment that Griffin IT Media is the rightful owner of spiradrill.com.
If you have questions about domain name disputes or would like to discuss ways to protect and grow your brand, contact our professionals at (504) 322-7166 for more information on how IPC can help.
IPC Attorney, Stephen Kepper, recently filed and successfully settled two separate trademark infringement lawsuits in the Eastern District of Louisiana for IPC client, Align Technologies Corp., a company specializing in employment management software services. Both lawsuits stemmed from the defendant’s use of the mark “ALIGN” for their respective employment management software.
The first lawsuit was against O.C. Tanner Company and in just over a month after filing, the case was settled on favorable terms to our client with O.C. Tanner, assigning their pending trademark application “ALIGN” and all the rights and goodwill associated with the application over to our client. The second lawsuit was against Workfront, Inc., a company that has recently been acquired by Adobe for $1.5 billion. Following both cases, O.C. Tanner and Workfront stopped using the “Align” mark for their respective software services.
If you have questions relating to trademark infringement issues, the professionals at IPC can help! Give us a call at 504-322-7166.