Intellectual Property

Travis & Inman has been involved in disputes over the use and ownership of databases, software programming, trademarks, trade names and trade dress. In these cases, the firm has confronted issues relating to the work-for-hire doctrine under federal statutes and state common law and issues arising under the Lanham Act and state statutes protecting trademarks. They have prosecuted a number of actions against competitors for copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and false advertising. The firm has also represented high-tech clients in protecting and licensing proprietary information, including technology that was patented, trademarked, copyrighted, or otherwise protected as a trade secret.

The firm advises clients regarding trademark and copyright registration and protection and the protection of trade secrets. Although Travis & Inman does not hold itself out as a patent firm, it has corresponding relationships with AV rated patent firms.