Intellectual Property – Copyright & Trademark

IP, Trademark and Copyright Practice Area
Here at the Hay Law Group, our experienced attorneys work hard to provide comprehensive counsel and service to help our clients throughout the Houston metropolitan and Atlanta metropolitan areas. We work hard to meet our clients’ needs for the recognition, acquisition, and safeguarding of their intellectual property. Our attorneys also work to address domestic and international intellectual property acquisition and licensing, development and management, and dispute resolution.


A copyright is a type of protection provided by federal law to authors of intellectual works, such as literary works, drama, music or artistic works. Intellectual works can also include choreography, sculptures, movies, sound recordings, and architectural designs. The Hay Law Group works with creatives across the entertainment and digital media industries to protect their copyrights. We regularly interact with the U.S. Copyright Office and assist clients with the following registrations:
  • Performance Arts Copyright Registration for songwriter, producers, lyricist and music publishers
  • Sound Recording Copyright Registration for artist, and record labels
  • Filing of copyright transfers and assignments
  • Registration of Screenplays
  • Registration of Film/Picture Copyrights

Trademarks & Service Marks

Trademarks are words, phrases, symbols or designs that identify the source of goods of one party from those of other parties. A service mark is the same as a trademark, except that service marks identify and distinguish the source of a service rather than goods. Our firm regularly interacts with the USPTO and is highly knowledgeable about navigating the filing process. The Hay Law Group has successfully assisted clients across the country with the registration of their trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. To assist clients with filing the best application we evaluate the strength of their desired marks, identify their desired trademark classifications, execute an extensive search report and navigate application nuances. Additionally, we help address Office Actions, Statement of Use filings,and enforcement matters.

The Hay Law Group works with entrepreneurs and creatives across the entertainment and digital media industry to secure and enforce their trademarks. Whether you need guidance on how to register a trademark or service mark, or you believe someone is infringing upon your trademark, the experienced trademark attorneys at the Hay Law Group can help!