IPC’s client, Albert Gene Higdon, Jr., of Mean Gene Leather, recently obtained US Patent No. 10,352,652 on his tactical leather carrier pouches. The AR “Burro” Magazine Pouch, which is designed to hold AR type magazines, is handmade from US leather with heat treated 17-4 stainless steel springs, also made in the US.
Gene’s unique approach to tactical gear design is unparalleled in the industry and he continues to be involved and support the firearms and tactical industry partners.
Congratulations to our client, “Mean Gene,” on the continued success of Mean Gene Leather!
IPC routinely assists our clients in the firearm and tactical gear industry protect their intellectual property. Recently, one of our clients, Edge-Works Manufacturing Company, a leading developer and manufacturer of tactical gear, was granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its novel expandable magazine carrier, the Soft Shell Scorpion Rifle Mag Carrier.
Edge-Works is a Burgaw, NC company that specializes in the development and production of G-code holsters and accessories. The Soft Shell Scorpion Rifle Mag Carrier is a hybrid that combines unconventional materials, construction methods and features in a way that elevates function and brings performance to new levels. IPC is thrilled to celebrate this accomplishment with Edge-Works!
IPC is proud to announce that Ian C. Barras has been named an Adjunct Professor at Tulane University School of Law, where Ian is an instructor in Tulane’s Patent Lab. His new role at Tulane involves supervision of law students as they obtain practical, real-world experience representing clients in patent matters on a pro bono basis before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Since August of 2017, Tulane Law School has been certified by the USPTO to provide pro bono patent and trademark legal services to micro entities.
Adriano brings over 5 years of extensive trademark and copyright experience, including brand protection and development, licensing, and general business counseling.
Prior to joining IP Law Consulting, Adriano ran his own law firm and was previously a partner at M Breaux IP Law where he also focused his practice on intellectual property.
We are very pleased to have Adriano as a member of our team. We are committed to providing the highest intellectual property consulting to our vast client base of innovative, entrepreneurial companies.
We are pleased to announce that Ian Barras has joined our firm! Ian brings more than 12 years of experience counseling clients on patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and litigation matters. Ian is a Registered Patent Attorney with the USPTO and holds both bachelor and masters degrees from Tulane in electrical engineering. Ian joins IPC after practicing at New Orleans-based Carver Darden.
We are very pleased to have Ian as a member of our team. We are committed to continued growth with top intellectual property attorneys and Ian’s experience will be beneficial to our client base of innovative, entrepreneurial companies.
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IPC recently obtained a favorable settlement for its client, Robert W. Cabell, on his claim that the copyrights for his musical entitled “Z-The Musical of Zorro” were being infringed by a musical licensed by Defendant, Zorro Productions, Inc entitled “Zorro, the Musical.” Although Zorro Productions purports to be the longtime holder of intellectual property rights relating to Zorro, Mr. Cabell filed suit in the Northern District of California alleging that his musical was based on unprotected public domain material, and furthermore, his musical contained original content developed by him that was copied by Zorro Productions.
After summary judgment motions were filed by both parties, Judge Davila in the Northern District not only granted Mr. Cabell’s motion declaring that his musical did not infringe any rights held by Zorro Production, but also denied Zorro Productions’ summary judgment motion on Mr. Cabell’s copyright infringement claims finding that a reasonable juror could find that the two works are substantially similar, which laid the foundation for an advantageous settlement.
IPC handles copyright infringement matters all over the country. If a third party is claiming that your work infringes their rights, you may have valid defenses and potentially counterclaims against them. Please contact IPC for a consultation.
Big things are happening in the St. Roch Market case! IPC was retained as the trademark counsel for the City of New Orleans and has been working closely with lead co-counsel, Kerry Murphy. We are excited to announce that this week a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in favor of the city! Learn more about the case here.