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Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Serving Houston and East Texas

Intellectual property (IP) law is designed to protect the fruits of mental labor the way other laws protect tangible property. Individuals have the right to keep their ideas safe through the use of patents, copyrights, and trademarks. IP law protects different types of intellectual property, including:

  • Patents to protect inventions of tangible items
  • Copyrights to protect various kinds of written and artistic expression
  • Trademarks to protect a name or symbol
  • Trade secret laws to protect generally unknown information that gives one business economic advantage over competitors
  • Internet law designed to protect IP from being "stolen" from the internet, a complex task because of the internet's wide-range accessibility

As Texas business attorneys in Houston and Lukfin for over 40 years, Chandler, Mathis & Zivley is well-prepared to assist you in protecting your original ideas, inventions, written materials, artistic compositions, trademarks and original business prototypes from theft or misuse. Our highly competent attorneys are well-equipped to fight aggressively for your rights in a court of law.

Why IP Laws Exist

By nature, business is competitive; anything that gives your company an edge over your competitors is desirable. It is, therefore, predictable that people want to protect their intellectual property. There are several reasons that such protection is important, not only for the individuals involved, but for the community as a whole. Businesses that involve intellectual property:

  • Create and support higher-paying jobs than other industries
  • Are expected to grow more quickly than the national average
  • Account for over one-third of the gross domestic product (GDP)
  • Account for 74 percent of all U.S. exports
  • Account for 40 percent of U.S. economic growth and employment
  • Drive discoveries in alternative energy and green technologies

Beyond this, IP laws create incentives for bright, innovative entrepreneurs to push for advances, even when there are difficulties inherent in the process.

Why IP Issues Require Competent Attorneys

In these days of advanced technology when intellectual property is often more valuable than tangible property, companies require lawyers with expertise in the field to protect them from informational thieves who try to best them in the business world.

The Houston & Lufkin attorneys of Chandler, Mathis & Zivley have expertise in protecting your business from infringements of your intellectual property. If you feel someone has profited from stealing your idea or product, we are fully prepared to defend your rights vigorously in a court of law.


Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has offices located in Houston and Lufkin Texas and serves clients throughout East Texas as well as many other states.
*Principal office in Lufkin, Texas



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