Federal Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation includes business disputes, contracts, leases, warranties, business relationships, and real estate matters. Intellectual property is also one key element for many of today’s commercial disputes. This includes licensing disputes, distributorship matters, agricultural law, as well as other matters. We are lead counsel on many federal cases across the country and also serve as local counsel.

Patent, Trademark, or Copyright?

 As intellectual property attorneys, clients often ask us, “Do I need a trademark, patent, or copyright?” Let’s answer this question by starting with a basic primer on intellectual property law by following this link. The Henry Law Firm has developed an excellent reputation as is reflected by the firm’s recent recognition as the Top Intellectual Property Law Firm in Arkansas. 

Patents

Protect your ideas, before someone else takes advantage of your invention. Patents serve to protect your inventions and give you with the power to exclude others from using them. Only a Registered Patent Attorney can apply for and obtain patents, helping you maximize your investment in new products and methods. Mark Murphey Henry was recently listed in the Best Lawyers of America in 2014, 2015, and 2016 in the area of Patent Law.

Trademarks

Standing out in a crowd means leaving your mark. Every time you distinguish yourself, you bolster that mark and nurture your relationship with consumers. A trademark is, at its core, a symbol, word, or slogan that identifies goods or services. Our team has filed hundreds of trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ensuring our clients protect the goodwill they have earned.

Copyrights

Make sure your creative expressions and creations remain your own. Copyrights protect original works of authorship, such as literary, musical, drama, pictorial, or architectural productions. The Henry Law Firm can help you secure a copyright registration or enforce your legal claims with a lawsuit. Our firm has advanced or defended numerous copyright lawsuit claims.

Plant Variety Protection (PVP) & Agricultural Law

We are the most experienced PVP litigation firm in the nation, and we can help you protect your substantial investment into research and development of new plant varieties. We also work with the Farmers’ Yield Initiative, or FYI, a coalition of public and private wheat industry leaders to enforce these valuable rights on which many university research program royalties are founded.  

Trade Secrets

Trade secrets are important in many business models and are maintained by using clearly written confidentiality agreements between partners or employees. We can tailor confidentiality agreements to meet your needs, or we can help former employees invalidate poorly-written or over-reaching confidentiality or non-competition agreements.

Giving Back to Our Community

We believe it is important that all attorneys give back to their community. We were recognized for our representation of Hmong poultry farmers in complex Chapter 12 bankruptcy proceedings and tort lawsuits, which allowed many of them to continue operating their family farms.