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Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property law includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. The rights provided by these laws may represent a significant value to both individuals and corporate entities in the United States and internationaly.

John C. Laurence Law, PLLC, specializes in helping its clients understand and develop their intellectual property rights across various technologies and industries.


Trademarks protect marks used to identify the source of goods and services. A mark may be a word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination thereof that is used by a person in commerce. 


Patents protect inventions that have been found to be novel and non-obvious. A utility patent protects how the invention works. A design patent protects the ornamental design of the invention.


Copyrights protect creative expression embodied in an original artistic work, artistic works may include poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture.

Intellectual Property Law Blog

The Intersection of Trade Secrets and Patents

A federal court in New Orleans has allowed a trade secret claim to proceed to trial, even though the alleged trade secrets were disclosed in a patent application. Cajun Servs. Unlimited, LLC v. Benton Energy Serv. Co., No. 17-0491 (R. Doc. 241). The lawsuit...

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Protecting Individual Replacement Parts

In Automotive Body Parts Ass’n v. Ford Global Techs. (Fed. Cir. 2019), Ford accused the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) of infringing Ford’s design patents that cover individual parts of Ford’s F-150 truck. The ABPA argued that the patented designs are...

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