Benefits of Our Representation
By utilizing our collective knowledge and experience, our attorneys can expertly analyze accident reports, work out the fine details of personal injury cases, and present concise and compelling arguments in favor of our clients at trial or during mediation proceedings. Each of our attorneys has an extensive background to handle our clients’ various needs and are readily available to share their qualifications with you to give you an idea of what you can expect from the representation of our firm.
Business Law & Commercial Litigation
We understand the complexities and challenges that go along with every successful business, whether you’re a “Mom and Pop” operation or a large corporation with complex needs. Planning for your company’s future needs today could save time and expensive complications wherever business leads.
Palmer Law Firm, Inc. was established as a law office where accident victims can have their concerns addressed and can seek legal remedies to compensate for their personal injuries. properly access accident reports, review medical records, and understand everything from black box data to nursing home inspection reports. When you bring your case to Palmer Law Firm, Inc., we combine all of our skills, talents, and knowledge to provide the personalized legal advice you deserve after an injury.
The Law Firm of Palmer Law Firm, Inc. is dedicated to serving and defending the rights of personal injury victims throughout East and Northeast Texas. Whether you’ve been involved in a vehicular accident, the victim of a defective product, or injured on the job, our team of experienced and skilled litigators will stand by you from start to finish, working diligently to achieve successful results, and negotiate the best settlement possible.
We have experience, insight, and knowledge to help protect your trade secrets, book of patents, and intellectual property from misappropriation, infringement, or theft. Litigation in an IP dispute can be very complex, and our in-depth trial experience in courtrooms throughout East and Northeast Texas can help guide you through the business and legal challenges you may face so your business can thrive.
Types of Cases We Handle
New innovations and methodologies are born every day, and with them come the need to protect the value of each idea. Corporations of all sizes will attempt to take a share of your profits, whether you are a startup, inventor, creative, or small business. Our experienced team of experts can aid in intellectual property cases such as:
- Patent Disputes: Patents are the lifeblood of most growing startups and small businesses, driving a company through the early stages of investment and growth. When another company or individual utilizes your patent without your permission, all your hard work is put in jeopardy and you must now focus time and resources on defending your IP. Whether a manufacturer is utilizing your product’s design, or a technology company has stolen your original software, consulting a knowledgeable patent attorney should be your first step in pursuing a patent dispute.
- Trademark Infringement: A trademark is extremely important to any brand’s long-term development and protecting your company’s good will. If you are a small, local business, it can be difficult to identify and stop trademark infringement. Determining whether trademark infringement is occurring and whether anything can be done to stop it can be confusing and will require an in-depth knowledge of intellectual property law.
- Copyright Infringement: Like all intellectual property matters, copyright law is extremely complex, and many creative individuals fall victim to copyright infringement without ever knowing it. Determining what your rights and remedies are can be complicated, and pursuing them can be expensive. That does not mean, however, that someone should be allowed to use your creative work without permission. Under the right circumstances, someone who has used your creation without permission might have to pay you every penny they made from using your work. Deciding what rights and remedies you have will require the assistance of a knowledgeable intellectual property attorney—and we can help.
- Misappropriation of Trade Secrets: Some of the most valuable business ideas are protected by trade secrets in the forms of secret recipes or secret methods. Because of their confidential nature, trade secrets are often not registered with the federal government. But that does not mean you do not have legal options if someone has stolen your trade secrets. An intellectual property lawyer can help determine if information was misappropriated by an individual or a corporation, the potential value of the trade secret, and what rights and remedies you have as a result.
Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Given the scope of protection offered for each type of intellectual property, this is an area that can become complicated quickly. For any type of intellectual property, however, the first step is ensuring you have adequately protected your creation on the front end. For patents, this means filing for and obtaining a patent from the United States Patent Office. It also means maintaining your patent through proper payment of maintenance fees. For trademarks, it is similarly wise to register your mark with the United States Trademark Office—a sister branch within the organization commonly referred to as the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). As with patents, additional affidavits will need to be filed with the United States Trademark Office to maintain and strengthen the rights in a trademark. For copyrights, registration is not required for rights to exist but is extremely helpful and recommended. Copyright registration can be completed through the United States Copyright Office. Trade secrets do not have a similar federal registration avenue but should be protected on the front end by controlling who has access to the secrets and maintaining agreements to keep the secrets confidential.