Intellectual Property

The Liles Firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice addresses our clients’ business objectives and branding goals and assists the client in developing an Intellectual Property plan. Our protection of Intellectual Property rights can include the registration of copyrights, trademarks and service marks, as well as the licensing of those intellectual property rights. Today’s global marketplace is extremely dynamic. There has never been a time when creative expression and the execution of ideas needed more protection-especially in the face of global social and electronic media exposure and broadcast.


Copyright protections cover tangible expressions of ideas in a variety of mediums, including books, music, art, design, sculpture, architectural drawings, software, digital media, recordings and broadcasts. Whether protecting literary, artistic or scientific works or litigating copyright infringement we are ready to serve you.

Trademarks and Servicemarks

Your brand image is your business’s identity and its primary calling card. The success of your brand may be determined by the distinctiveness of your Trademark or Servicemark. We believe that the uniqueness of your image is critical and we work to ensure that your logo, symbolizing your products, services, and reputation, are filed in a thoughtful and efficient manner to match your business needs. Trademarks are filed in connection with goods and products, while Servicemarks are filed in connection with services.


Licensing is an effective mechanism by which you can create revenue by selling the “right to use” your intellectual property to another person or business and you can take your work to market securely without compromising your copyright, trademark or servicemark. Licensing arrangements are written evidence of your consent (permitting another party to use your intellectual property) and establishing the obligations of that party (pay fees, abide by rules of usage, limit the usage by time, territory or product, etc.) and can be structured in a variety of ways to suit your marketing objectives.

Whatever your IP needs, whether through Registration, Licensing or Branding, we can provide practical advice and technical expertise. We are happy to serve companies regardless of size or industry. Our goal is to protect your creation while enabling you to bring it to market and realize its full potential.


At no time in our history has information been so readily accessible and communication so fluid as it is in the new millennium. While such connectivity and ease of access has remarkably enhanced business capabilities and efficiency, it has also created a new set of challenges for the use and protection of proprietary ideas and information.

Our firm has vigorously represented large corporations and individual entrepreneurs in a wide spectrum of industries in the enforcement and defense of intellectual property rights. This has included the prosecution and defense of matters involving infringement of copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade names, trade secrets, as well as breaches of non-competition or non-disclosure agreements.