Trademarks are the names, logos, and taglines that protect your company's brand. RPL helps you protect your trademarks globally.

Trademarks are the names, logos, and tag lines that consumers use to identify your goods and services. A strong trademark quickly and easily identifies your unique business to your customers. Over the life of a business, trademarks are often the most valuable intellectual property assets. Protecting your trademark is an important step in establishing your brand. We can help you find the right trademarks for your business that avoid infringing others’ rights and help you establish strong rights yourself.

We assist clients in registering and maintaining U.S. trademarks with the USPTO. We also coordinate international trademarks through our relationships with foreign trademark counsel. Our other trademark services extend to all aspects of protection and enforcement, from managing trademark disputes in court and at the USPTO, to negotiating trademark licenses and other agreements, to helping clients evaluate their trademark strategies.

Whether you are a potential client, or an attorney who needs help on a trademark-related matter, we will be happy to assist you.

What Our Clients Have to Say

Behind the Idea: Gramovox

Behind the Idea: Gramovox

Visionary entrepreneur Pavan Bapu tells the story of Chicago-based Gramovox® and bringing to market the innovative Bluetooth Gramophone and Floating Record®.

Behind the Idea: Everpurse

Behind the Idea: Everpurse

Liz and Dan Salcedo, founders of Everpurse®, share the story behind their ingenious invention — a purse that miraculously recharges an iPhone.

Dugan O'Keene

Product Design and Development, Oakley

"He gets the work, the project, the scope, and the commercial realities. He brings an invaluable perspective to our intellectual capital strategy and he is an pleasure to work with."

Mark Murray


"My experience working with RPL has changed the way that I view legal services entirely. Patrick and his team are truly remarkable."

Marci Rolnik

Legal Director, Lawyers for the Creative Arts

"Patrick Richards is a gifted attorney whom I recommend both on a professional and a personal basis. He has a unique understanding of complex technological processes and the ability to translate that information to clients in a way they can appreciate and understand."

Brad Lowe

Owner, Lowe Custom Guitars

"I have worked closely with Patrick on the research, development and implementation of several patent and trademark applications... I truly consider RPL to be a partner in my business."