IPC Attorney, Adam V. Vickers, recently obtained a judgment for our client, Premier South, LLC, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana in a trademark infringement case. The Court confirmed our client’s exclusive trademark rights and permanently enjoined the defendants from infringing our client’s trademarks. Chief Federal District Judge Shelly D. Dick presided over the trademark infringement case (no. 3:20-CV-879).
If you have a trademark issue, call 504-322-7166 to speak with our team of professionals.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced in a press release today they officially issued U.S. patent number 11 million, recognizing an important milestone in American innovation and ingenuity.
“This momentous benchmark is a reminder of the remarkable and enduring tradition of American innovation that has driven our nation forward for generations,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “Building our economy back stronger requires new ideas and innovative solutions from every sector. I am proud to recognize patent 11 million, its inventors, and its promise.”
Read more about U.S. patent history here.
At IPC, we are proud to be part of this tremendous milestone with over 480 U.S. patent applications filed by our firm and over 250 U.S. patents issued! If you have questions about patents, our professionals at IPC are ready to help. Give us a call at 504-322-7166.
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.