McLaughlin and McNally has extensive experience in intellectual property matters, which includes patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. We provide many services to aid our clients' efforts in protecting their intellectual property, such as patent and trademark searches. We feel that it is important to give the client a realistic idea of what their options are before proceeding with an application process.

It may first help to understand what is considered intellectual property and how it is protected. Intellectual Property is the ownership of an idea which can be touched, seen, heard or felt. There are four ways to protect different types of intellectual property (click on an area for more information):

Click HERE for a link the the United States Patent & Trademark Office. For more information about any of the above mentioned areas, please contact our patent attorney, Robert J. Herberger, at our offices.