The Tauler Smith LLP legal team understands just how important a company’s intellectual property can be to its financial bottom line. That’s why our Austin intellectual property lawyers are dedicated to helping business owners protect their IP rights through aggressive legal strategies, including litigation if necessary. We have extensive experience litigating these types of cases in Texas courtrooms, and we understand both federal and state laws governing copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secrets law.
Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation about your Austin intellectual property case.
Tauler Smith LLP Represents Plaintiffs and Defendants in Austin Intellectual Property Cases
If you need help with an intellectual property matter, you can count on our Austin litigators to do comprehensive research and weigh the costs and benefits of all available legal options before we decide on the best course of action for your case. We can also give you support and guidance on related IP matters like trade secret non-disclosure agreements, copyright registration applications, trademark registration applications, and IP licensing deals.
The Austin copyright team at Tauler Smith LLP represent individuals and businesses in copyright infringement claims involving the unauthorized distribution of a written or other creative work, the use of an original song without first securing licensing rights, or the publication of a photograph or video without permission. If your intellectual property rights have been violated, we are prepared to take aggressive action by first sending a copyright cease & desist letter to the offending party, and then by following through with a copyright claim in federal court, if necessary. We can also defend you against a copyright infringement allegation. In fact, we have experience dealing with copyright trolls who threaten litigation for the sole purpose of getting a quick cash settlement.
Tauler Smith LLP handles trademark infringement claims in Austin and everywhere else in Texas. Our Austin trademark attorneys are often called upon to take over trademark litigation on short notice because we know how to efficiently navigate the complicated legal process and get cases to trial. Prior to trial, we may attempt to negotiate a favorable settlement that minimizes your legal costs and maximizes your financial compensation for any trademark violation that has occurred. We can also take steps to ensure that every aspect of your intellectual property – including your brand name, logo, design, and packaging – is protected against infringement by competitors.
Trade Secret Law
A company’s trade secrets may include formulas, designs, algorithms, client lists, etc. This information can be extremely valuable, which is why it is important for businesses to take steps to protect it from being stolen and used by competitors. For example, a disgruntled ex-employee might share the confidential information with a competing business and cause substantial damage to their former employer. Whether you are the owner of a large company, a small business, or a start-up, you need to make sure that your trade secrets are safeguarded against theft and misappropriation. This is where a knowledgeable Austin trade secret lawyer can help you by drafting a confidentiality agreement or enforcing a non-compete clause in an existing agreement.
Right of Publicity Law in Texas
The Texas right of publicity law protects an individual’s right to benefit financially from their name or likeness. Additionally, this right of publicity can be transferred to another person via contract or trust, or automatically to a spouse or child after death. Basically, the law bars anyone from using your name, voice, photograph, or likeness in any commercial context, such as advertising for products, goods, or services. In the age of social media, many people can monetize aspects of their likeness through Instagram, Facebook, and OnlyFans. When someone misappropriates your name or likeness by using it without permission, it may be possible to bring a civil suit and seek financial compensation.
Learn More About Austin, Texas
Austin is one of the most popular big cities in the world, with numerous publications calling it one of “the best places to live.” Austin’s population has been growing at a rapid pace, with an influx of roughly 200,000 new residents since 2010. These residents, known as Austinites, are a diverse blend that ranges from college students and blue-collar workers to high-tech employees and digital marketers.
The Austin Round-Rock metro area is home to numerous high-tech companies. The Austin economy has grown significantly in recent years as many large companies have moved their offices to the city. Forbes ranked Austin as the top spot for new jobs, and the Wall Street Journal similarly ranked the city as the top location for emerging businesses. Austin is also home to the extremely popular South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual festival that features movies, music, and interactive media. The festival’s first year was in 1987, and its start usually coincides with spring break for college students attending the University of Texas at Austin.
Contact the Austin Intellectual Property Attorneys at Tauler Smith LLP
The Austin intellectual property attorneys at Tauler Smith LLP can help you with a copyright infringement claim, trademark infringement claim, trade secret dispute, or any other IP legal issue. Call us at 972-920-6040 or send an email to schedule a free initial consultation.