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Intellectual Property Litigation

In an age of instant communication and global access to proprietary material, intellectual property rights are a growing area of discussion, dispute, and litigation. The attorneys of Hill, Rugh, Keller & Main, P.L. can help you navigate through the complex world of intellectual property protection and litigation.

Simply obtaining a patent, trademark, or copyright is just the first step in a commercial market that is global, electronic, and complex. Disputes and claims that start at the arbitration level can quickly evolve and escalate to full litigation. At this point in the process, the presence of a skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable HRKM lawyer by your side can speed and streamline the process and get you back to work.

HRKM attorneys have extensive experience with all areas of intellectual property litigation. We can help you with:

Trademark claims

At HRKM, we are well versed in all areas of trademark litigation. This includes actions seeking and defending claims for injunctive relief and seizure of counterfeit goods. HRKM was recently retained to spearhead a multi-million-dollar seizure of counterfeit products in the Middle District of Florida. HRKM attorneys have also been actively involved in Internet domain name disputes, trademark, trade name and service mark cases throughout Florida.

Copyright claims

HRKM’s partners have also litigated many copyright claims. These cases cover a wide variety of topics, including numerous claims relating to home designs and construction/design claims throughout Florida.

Patent claims

HRKM partner Chris Hill has litigated patent actions both at the District Court level and on appeal before the Federal Circuit. Chris has obtained favorable jury verdicts on multiple occasions when representing an individual inventor against a Fortune 500 Company and national defense counsel. Reported appellate decisions include: Minks v. Polaris Industries. Inc. 546 F. 3d 1364, 89 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1102 (Fed. Cir. 2008).

Intellectual property insurance coverage

HRKM lawyers have also litigated numerous claims dealing with insurance coverage for intellectual property claims. Our attorneys are well versed in the coverage afforded under standard ISO policies, including Part B and “advertising injury” provisions.

Based in Orlando, Florida, Hill, Rugh, Keller & Main, P.L. understands it is our job to make your life easier during the course of a lawsuit. Our firm can represent you. We are committed to providing a comprehensive evaluation of commercial litigation claims and specific recommendations on the best way to help you achieve a successful result. HRKM has an “AV” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system, which signifies the highest level of professional excellence a firm can achieve.