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Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights)

The patent attorneys of the Davis Brown Law Firm Intellectual Property Department advise clients on developing comprehensive strategies to understand, manage, protect and leverage their intellectual property assets, including:

  • U.S. and international patents
  • trademarks
  • copyrights
  • trade secrets
  • unfair competition
  • franchising
  • technology licensing.

Additionally, the firm's attorneys are experienced in intellectual property litigation.


The Davis Brown Law Firm serves clients in the firm's downtown Des Moines office, as well as offices in Ames, Emmetsburg and West Des Moines. The firm's patent attorneys represent clients  in all areas of technology including  computer hardware and software, agricultural equipment, biotechnology, printed publications, technology transfer, plastic injection molding, animal feed supplements, concrete construction forms, hybrid seed corn, athletic equipment, vehicle parts and components, grocery store equipment, paints, chemicals and ultrasonic medical equipment.


The Davis Brown Law Firm also prepares and prosecutes patent, trademark and copyright applications in foreign countries. The firm has established relationships with intellectual property attorneys in nearly every country to update the firm on current rules and procedures in foreign patent offices.


Davis Brown Intellectual Property Law Blog

The attorneys in the Intellectual Property department regularly contribute to an informative blog with updates on changes in IP law, recently rulings from the USPTO and other courts and agencies, and tips on how to be successful in your IP efforts.

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Start-Up Launchpad

To assist emerging businesses with the appropriate intellectual property strategies and intellectual property protection, the firm provides several services online at Such services include:

  • Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Trademark screening searches
  • Trademark full availability searches 
  • Patent searches and attorney opinions 
  • Patent applications 
  • Intellectual property assignment agreements

In addition, the Start-Up Launchpad website gives clients access to detailed educational resources to help them understand the complex intellectual property issues associated with any business. Many of these services are offered on a flat-fee basis.