Practice Areas

In today’s competitive markets, Intellectual Property is the lifeblood of many businesses. When patents, trademarks or trade secrets are infringed, fast and effective legal action is often necessary. Our practice has expertise in a wide range of industries across all facets of intellectual property, including litigation, counseling and transactions. The firm’s lawyers provide legal advice for virtually any business in any matter, including:

Patent Litigation

Choken Welling LLP litigates the infringement, non-infringement, validity, and invalidity of United States Patents in the U.S. Federal Courts. The firm handles patent cases for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. The U.S. Federal Courts typically have unique local patent rules to be followed in patent cases.

Appeals from patent cases are taken to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Copyright Litigation

Copyright law protects authors of creative content from unauthorized exploitation. It is a form of intellectual property that gives the author of an original work exclusive rights for a certain time period in relation to that work, including its publication, distribution and adaptation, after which time the work is said to enter the public domain.

Our firm litigates copyright disputes in the U.S. Federal Courts.

Trademark Litigation

Trademarks and service marks consist of any word, name, symbol, device, or other designation that distinguishes a company’s goods and services from those of a competitor.  As such, protecting these rights can be crucial to ensuring a business’s continued profitability and distinctiveness in the marketplace.

Our firm litigates trademark and unfair competition claims in both state and Federal Courts.

Commercial Litigation, Business Disputes, and Contract Litigation

Our attorneys represents both the prosecution and defense in commercial cases in state and Federal Courts in Ohio and across the country where the firm often appears admitted pro hac vice.

Commercial law includes: principal and agent; carriage by land and sea; merchant shipping; marine, fire, life and accident insurance; bills of exchange and partnership; regulation of corporate contracts, hiring practices and the manufacture and sales of consumer goods.

Business Counseling Services, Start-Ups & Dissolutions

Choken Welling LLP has helped businesses of all sizes get their start. The firm has helped create over 500 corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.

The firm serves as statutory agent with the Ohio Secretary of State for hundreds of businesses throughout Ohio.

Tax Litigation and Planning

Choken Welling LLP has counsel admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, where it represents businesses and individuals on tax disputes with the government. The firm’s experience in Tax Court gives it insight into the complex world of tax planning. The firm’s advice on tax planning is meant to minimize its client’s tax exposure.

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