Intellectual Property Legal Counsel

Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP is a law firm based in New Orleans that provides clients throughout the country with knowledgeable intellectual property legal representation and consultation services.

Our nationwide practice represents private, commercial and non-profit clients in all intellectual property matters, involving:

  • Electronic Media
  • Trade Secret Protection
  • Trademark Dilution and Infringement
  • Intellectual Property Registration and Licensing

Our team of attorneys has provided representation before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Copyright Office, and in various state and federal courts. By contacting our firm, you can access an intellectual property lawyer that has vast experience and knowledge in the following areas:

  • All phases of trademark registration and maintenance before the US Patent & Trademark Office
  • Searches, opinions, applications and office action responses
  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Trademark modification
  • Music and program licensing, web-streaming, book and authorship publishing contracts and licensing
  • Copyright registration and maintenance before the U.S. Copyright Office, including original and derivative works
  • State trademark registration and maintenance in all 50 states
  • Court proceedings protecting clients’ rights to their registered and unregistered marks and copyrights
  • Advising companies on the use of IP as collateral in financing transactions, and regularly assisting clients in drafting IP representations for SEC disclosures or during mergers or acquisitions
  • Representing both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation and arbitration in State and federal courts and arbitration tribunals
  • International trademark and domain name registration and protection
  • Cease and desist letters, IP rights negotiation, settlements, licensing agreements and other understandings to settle or avoid litigation on these issues
  • Representing e-commerce and other Internet clients with start-up and development.
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements for web site development, software licensing and graphic design services, assuring that the agreements contain adequate warranties and that the client is the owner, and not just the licensee, of the intellectual property produced for them
  • Assisting ISP’s and e-commerce clients with web hosting contracts and carrier relations


Protect Your Intellectual Property While Earning Income

In many cases, your livelihood and the success of your business will depend heavily on having proper registrations, licenses and other protections put into place regarding intellectual property. Our attorneys are have assisted clients in many capacities, including:

  • Advising and assisting companies during the intellectual property creation process
  • Following laws and regulations when transforming intellectual property into profitable assets
  • Protecting intellectual property with licensing and franchise agreements
  • Leveraging intellectual property during lending and financing transactions

Stay Current Regarding Changing Intellectual Property Laws and Regulations

Along with assisting clients across the country with specific intellectual property legal solutions and challenges, we also regularly advise our clients on all rapidly changing intellectual property issues and evolving legal practices and regulations.

Receive Personal and Experienced Intellectual Property Counsel

Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin has vast experience representing individuals, publicly traded companies, small businesses, and newly launched start-ups before agencies and in state and federal courts regarding intellectual property matters. We provide the knowledge and resources of a well-established firm with the personal approach of a small practice. Contact us today to learn how we can help you establish and protect your brand, and safeguard