Marshall Melhorn represents automotive aftermarket manufacturers as well as Tier I and II suppliers in acquiring and protecting intellectual property rights.

Our highly skilled practitioners are subject-matter experts who prepare and prosecute patent and trademark applications in the United States and work closely with foreign associates in handling international intellectual property matters.

We also counsel our clients preparing infringement and validity opinions regarding intellectual property and help clients in dealing with intellectual property matters with third parties. Additionally our attorneys advise clients on issues related to advertising and promotions and other strategic matters.

Top Strengths

We have experience protecting intellectual property in a wide range of automotive technologies, including

  • Preparing and prosecuting patents relating to
    • Off-highway and Commercial vehicles
    • Tire inflations systems
    • Automotive control systems
    • Valve stems and seals
    • Electric axles
    • Transmissions
  • Drafting non-disclosure and joint development agreements with customers and suppliers
  • Drafting licensing agreements
  • Preparing and prosecuting Trademark applications
  • Preparing and filing copyright applications