INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

July 2017 News and Events


Tod Tumey has been named by Corporate Vision Magazine as the 2017 Partner of the Year for the U.S.A.

Tod Tumey has been named by Acquisition Finance Magazine as the 2017 U.S. Gamechanger of the Year

Acquisition Finance Magazine has named our firm the 2017 U.S. IP Boutique Firm of the Year

February 2017 News and Events


Tod Tumey has been named by Corporate Vision magazine as the 2016 Partner of the Year for the U.S.A.

March 2017 News and Events


Corporate Vision magazine has named Tod Tumey in the 2017 Legal Awards as the Most Outstanding Managing Partner for the U.S.A.


Corporate Vision magazine has named our firm in the 2017 Legal Excellence Awards as the Best Law Firm 2017 in the U.S.A.

December 2016 News and Events


We have been recognized by Acquisition International as one of 2017’s Ones to Watch in Law


Corey Tumey and Ross Flynt have been named as Top Lawyers in Houston for 2016 by Houstonia magazine.

What is a patent?


A patent is a document that describes an invention and is issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A patent gives the patent owner the right to exclude others from making, using, offering to sell, or selling the invention in the United States or importing the invention into the United States. To obtain foreign protection for an invention, a foreign patent must be obtained. The term of a patent is twenty years from the earliest filing date of the patent.

What is a trademark?


Trademarks are words, names, or symbols that enable consumers to distinguish goods or services as well as identify the sources of the goods or services. A federal registration for a trademark is issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A trademark registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office does not give the owner of the trademark rights to the trademark in foreign countries. To obtain foreign protection, trademark registrations must be obtained in the desired foreign countries.

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