Intellectual Property

Elkins, PLC advises clients on the creation, maintenance and enforcement of the intellectual property rights of our clients, on a state, national and international basis. Our Team provides assistance in the selection and use of trademarks and copyrights, and handles registration procedures before state trademark offices, and in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and U.S. Copyright office and in the prosecution of foreign trademarks. Where trademark and copyright protection is unavailable, we advise clients on methods to protect trade secrets, know-how and other proprietary information ranging from customer lists to manufacturing processes. We also provide counsel on issues concerning misappropriation, unfair competition, covenants not to compete, confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements.