Intellectual Property

Though the idea of protecting intellectual property first appeared in a court ruling in the mid-19th century, there is no doubt that today’s technology driven global economy demands more intellectual property protection than ever before.

Miller Johnson provides full-service legal counsel to those seeking assistance with:

  • Trademarks
    Trademarks are distinctive signs – such as logos – that distinguish the products and services of businesses from one another.  Our attorneys counsel clients regarding the selection, adoption, registration, licensing, transfer and enforcement of trade names and trademarks, both domestically and abroad.
  • Patents
    Patents protect new and non-obvious inventions and give the holder of the patent the right to market that invention without duplication from a competitor for a certain period of time.  Miller Johnson’s attorneys have counseled clients on a wide array of topics, including business methods, computer-related inventions, e-commerce and the Internet, biotechnology, mechanical and electrical-related issues.
  • Copyrights
    Copyrights protect creative and artistic works and give the copyright holder exclusive rights to reproduction for a certain period of time.  Our team offers a full complement of services to protect rights in literary, musical, dramatic and artistic works.  In addition to copyright searches and the preparing and filing of applications, we have substantial experience in identifying unauthorized copies of works manually and electronically.
  • Non-compete and Confidentiality Agreements
    Non-compete agreements protect against unfair competition.  Miller Johnson has extensive experience in helping clients keep their proprietary information and customer relationships from being used to establish or benefit a competitor.
  • Licensing
    Businesses and individuals can leverage their intellectual property by licensing others to use it, or by licensing from others.  Miller Johnson has many years of experience in negotiating licensing transactions.
  • Litigation
    When a client’s patents, trademarks or copyrights are infringed or trade secrets are misappropriated, Miller Johnson’s experienced team is there to ensure the client is protected through injunctive relief and restitution.  Miller Johnson also aggressively defends claims of infringement and misappropriation.

Clients who work with Miller Johnson will find a team of creative, approachable, talented, and dedicated attorneys.