As an enterprise grows, its need for intellectual property (IP) protection expands. Ladas & Parry represents owners of IP rights at every stage of development, both domestically and internationally. Our firm has been managing high-profile, global IP portfolios for decades, bringing a deep understanding of local legal nuances in order to achieve maximum benefits for our clients. With our depth of experience, we are able to anticipate pitfalls that might not be apparent without our highly specialized knowledge developed over the more than 100 years since our founding. Our firm’s business-friendly approach supports our clients’ objectives, within their budgetary requirements, while protecting their most valuable IP assets worldwide.
Global Leader in Intellectual Property
Founded in New York in 1912 by British patent agent Lawrence Langner, Ladas & Parry has over a century of experience as a leader in global intellectual property law. With offices New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Virginia, London, and Munich our firm enjoys a far-reaching international reputation and an impressive history. We have a deep understanding of international intellectual property law and stay on the cutting edge of legal developments in every country in the world. Our longstanding connections with intellectual property law firms around the globe allow us to serve clients creatively and cost-effectively. Many Ladas & Parry attorneys are qualified to practice in several countries and before domestic and international patent offices, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the European Patent Office (EPO), and specialized tribunals, including The International Trade Commission. In addition to litigation, counselling, portfolio management, and transactional matters, Ladas & Parry files and prosecutes in excess of 4,700 patent (utility and design) and trademark applications in the U.S. and overseas each year. The firm has been ranked on multiple occasions among the top firms in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters.
Diverse Client Base
The firm’s diverse client base has over its rich history included as many as 360 of the Fortune 500 companies and ranges from high-profile, multinational corporations to small and medium-sized enterprises in an array of industries, including electronics and software, fashion, media and telecommunications, consumer and industrial goods, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, food and beverage, and travel, and financial and insurance services. Ladas & Parry’s established reputation as a leader in copyright law has also attracted numerous entertainers, entrepreneurs and celebrities affiliated with the music, film, and publishing industries in addition to major content providers working in a variety of media. Our attorneys have a rich understanding of the intellectual property issues and challenges faced in particular industries, allowing us to provide a practical, business-minded approach.
Alternative Fee Arrangements
Ladas & Parry has always offered its clients a variety of fee options in recognition of their need to manage budgets and control costs. Many of our services are provided on a flat or fixed fee basis to those who prefer to avoid time-based charges, and in some instances, we are able to offer fixed rates that cover multiple actions or steps over time. We tailor custom billing solutions for clients to meet their goals. We help clients achieve cost savings by equipping them with technological tools that allow for self-service in some instances, as discussed further below. We are always open to working with clients to find mutually beneficial alternate fee arrangement solutions depending on their needs.
Innovative Tools and Technologies
Our clients have identified global intellectual property protection and management as one of their most important challenges in the future and Ladas & Parry has developed innovative tools and technologies to help achieve success in this manner.
- Ladas Exchange:
Our trademark services come with the benefit of complimentary access to our online IP portfolio management site, Ladas Exchange. This proprietary IP portfolio management software allows clients to get updated statuses of their cases online and on demand. Clients can review their entire portfolio, budget for anticipated costs, and seamlessly instruct maintenance actions.In the article “Made to Measure” in the February/March 2015 issue of World Trademark Review Magazine and a corresponding entry entitled “Friend or foe? Dissecting the law firm/trademark services vendor relationship” in the World Trademark Review Blog, Ladas & Parry partner Dennis S. Prahl was quoted as saying this about Ladas Exchange:“Because we manage a lot of portfolios for many different companies, we have developed our own proprietary system,” explains partner Dennis S Prahl. “Our ability to design our own software has enabled us to respond quickly to client requests for modifications and enhancements. For example, our trademark records and docketing system, which is web based, has a client-facing portal where clients can see all of the cases we are handling for them and get up-to-the-minute statuses. It even allows us to share portfolios with some clients who prefer to handle some cases themselves and prefer us to handle the rest. We both can create and update our own cases; but all the data is stored and viewable in a central place, so we eliminate not only the hassle of exchanging data to two different platforms, but also the client’s independent costs of buying and maintaining its own system.”
The Ladas Advantage
Our firm’s attorneys are trained to consider legal issues in concert with their commercial clients. We provide strategic counsel to clients as they make critical decisions regarding how best to protect IP rights, the cost of obtaining and maintaining such rights, and whether the intellectual property is properly supporting their business objectives. Our attorneys always consider with our clients the advantages and disadvantages of pursuing legal activities as well as provide our clients with the required risk assessment they need to make informed commercial decisions. Finally, we leverage our vast relationships in almost 200 jurisdictions throughout the world to provide our clients with the most insightful and cost-effective advice and services available.
Ladas & Parry’s commitment to providing world-class service to its clients extends to serving the greater community.
We contribute our skills to artists, inventors, students, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. We foster this commitment through scholarship and education, mentorship, volunteering our time to charitable organizations and legal and industry-specific associations, and providing pro-bono and low-cost legal services to qualified individuals and entities.
Central to our firm’s foundation and identity is building a culture of creativity, learning, innovation, and connectivity. We believe that being a great law firm not only requires delivering excellence to clients but also to the local and global communities of which our firm is a part.