Protect Your Intellectual Property

Your ability to protect your intellectual property rights is often the key to maintaining competitive advantage in today’s competitive marketplace. One of your company's most valuable assets often is its intellectual property, whether patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, or your highly skilled employees.

It is important that your outside legal counselors understand both your business and how that business is conducted on a daily basis. As a business law firm, Clingen Callow & McLean, LLC understands business and as a result we can be proactive in our counseling in this area by recognizing issues and taking steps to protect our clients’ trade secrets before disputes can arise. We regularly consult with our clients in the areas of trademark, copyright and trade secrets.

This combination of extensive experience, knowledge and skill makes us highly effective in identifying, securing, asserting and defending all aspects of intellectual property rights here in Illinois, across the nation or around the world.

Dispute Resolution
We strive to resolve our client’s legal issues before going to court in a cost-effective manner, but where necessary we are not afraid to take a case to court, and have done so frequently and with great success.  We have represented our clients in matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office, including:

  • Prosecution of both trademark and copyright applications;
  • Representation of clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; and
  • Representation of clients in both trademark and copyright litigation.

Our attorneys also have a well-proven track record of jury trial experience, success in appellate practice, as well as mediation and arbitration experience in both state and federal courts, before the American Arbitration Association and various international forums.

We partner with the Erickson Law Group to provide legal services for our clients in matters regarding patent procurement in the U.S. and abroad; product clearance opinions; and reissue and reexamination proceedings in the U.S. Patent Office.