Intellectual Property is present in various forms and once established can become a valuable and lucrative corporate asset.


A trademark includes any word, phrase, symbol, design, or combination of the same which identifies a particular good or service. A trademark must establish a distinctive connection or identifier with a good or service such that a consumer would recognize the association when seeing the trademark.


Copyright includes the exclusive right to reproduce or duplicate a particular tangible creative work.


A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process providing a new way of doing something or offering a technical solution to a problem.

Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets encompass confidential information or compilations that are not generally known to the public for which the trade secret owner takes reasonable efforts to maintain confidentiality because of the economic value conferred by the information not being known by third parties.

Protecting our client’s intellectual property and goodwill is our top priority. If not managed well, social enterprises can diminish or waive their rights to the intellectual property it develops.

Tovella Dowling works to safeguard intellectual property assets protecting against infringement, misappropriation, dilution, and counterfeiting through application prosecution, licensing royalty structuring, and other counsel.