Intellectual Property Law

Patent & trademark lawyer

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in·tel·lec·tu·al prop·er·ty

noun LAW

noun: intellectual property;

a work or invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or a design, to which one has rights and for which one may apply for a patent, copyright, trademark, etc.

Why chose Petock & Petock for your Intellectual Property needs?

One great reason is our experience.

Petock & Petock was founded in 1972 as an intellectual property firm and for almost half a century IP has been our focus.

Your inventions, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets are some of your business's most important assets. And our business is making sure your IP is covered.

We’ve Got You Covered
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Great intellectual property representation isn’t just about filing patent applications, trademark applications and copyright applications. As a boutique intellectual property firm that is focused on building strong relationships with our clients, we work hard get to know you and your business and to develop IP strategies that fit your goals and needs. We spot issues before they become problems and provide flexible, realistic solutions to position your business for success.

And when it comes to patenting your inventions and registering your trademarks and copyrights, we have a track record of success.

We have helped thousands of clients protect their intellectual property and look forward to helping you with all of your IP needs.

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Our Intellectual Property services


Petock & Petock has secured patents for hundreds of clients over the years and regularly counsels clients in all areas relating to the protection of inventions.

For over 40 years we have been prosecuting patent applications in the United States and around the world. These include the filing of provisional applications, regular utility applications and design applications covering designs. Our patent attorneys have strong foundations in most technical fields including electrical, chemical, mechanical and software. Patents we have obtained for our clients include everything from household products to medical devices to complex manufacturing processes.

We perform searches for clients evaluating likelihood of obtaining patent protection on inventions, whether there is infringement of another’s patent, validity of patents and the state of the art. We also represent clients in matters in the Patent and Trademark Office including responses to office actions, appeals in the Patent Office and appeals to Courts from Patent Office proceedings.

When necessary we litigate patents for both Plaintiffs and Defendants in the Courts in connection with infringements.


Protecting the investment made in your business's brand is more important than ever. Petock & Petock handles all matters related to trademark law and we consider it one of our specialties. We regularly assist Clients with the adoption of trademarks and service marks for their businesses' products and services. This includes advising clients on strategy to consider in the selection of marks, proper trademark and service mark usage and clearing of marks through searching.

Our firm regularly prepares, files and prosecutes trademark applications both in the United States and internationally utilizing treaties such as the Madrid Protocol and our network of foreign associates. We have obtained hundreds of trademark registrations for our clients. Importantly, our job doesn’t end when your registration issues. We keep track of your trademark portfolio and remind you of required maintenance filings (such as Declarations as to continued use under Section 8 and Renewals under Section 9).

Our services also include monitoring of trademark filings so that we can advise you of competitors who may be infringing your mark so that you may take prompt action. With regard to infringements, the rise of internet based stores like Amazon, Etsy, e-bay, iTunes and the App Store (to name a few) have opened up new distribution outlets and opportunities for many of our clients, but they are also mine fields that we have successfully navigated for years. In particular, we regularly assist clients with removing infringers from these sites as well as defending against bogus claims of infringement made against our clients.

When it comes to litigating trademarks in the Courts, Petock & Petock is the firm even other lawyers that may not specialize in intellectual property look to for assistance. We have successfully litigated numerous cases and strive to do so in a cost effective manner to ensure that our clients’s are able to protect and defend themselves when the need arises. Petock & Petock also regularly represent clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board where trademark disputes may be more cost effectively resolved than in litigation in the Federal Courts. We also represent clients in trademark disputes in alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation.


Petock & Petock proudly represents artists, writers, musicians, designers, software developers and authors of all types who wish to protect their works of creativity. Our copyright representation has involved everything from works of art found on popular toys your kids may play with to apps you may use on your smart phone.

We not only file and prosecute copyright applications to registration in the United States Copyright Office, but also provide experienced representation on all copyrights matters including ownership, assignments, licensing, publishing rights, agreements involving copyright rights and litigation.

  • Do you need to know whether you can use a particular work found on the internet?
    We regularly advise clients on fair use and whether they have a right to use a particular work.
  • Have you received a notice from Amazon, Etsy or Apple that your product or store infringes a competitor’s product or store? Or is a competitor knocking off your product or store on the internet?
  • Petock & Petock regularly represents clients with respect to such matters involving Digital Millenium Copyright Act “take down notices.”
  • Have you received a letter from a company accusing you of using a photo on your website that was not permitted or of having illegally downloaded a file from the internet?
  • Our firm has successfully resolved numerous of these matters involving “Copyright Trolls” helping our clients get through these stressful events.

When litigation in the Courts becomes necessary, Petock & Petock has successfully represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants in lawsuits involving copyright claims in the Federal Courts.


Petock & Petock is the law firm that even other attorneys trust to send their clients when it comes to intellectual property litigation.

Petock & Petock regularly handles litigation in State and Federal Courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and is ready to handle all of your litigation needs. Litigation, especially with respect to intellectual property matters such as patent, copyright and trademark infringement, false advertising, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and antitrust violations requires specialized knowledge that is best handled by a firm such as ours which has decades of experience in the field.

When it comes to litigation we provide our clients with representation that is focused on obtaining resolutions that are cost effective, expeditious and favorable to our clients.

Our business practice works closely with our clients to provide knowledgeable, creative and cost effective representation that is tailored to your businesses’ particular needs.

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