Intellectual Property

We believe developing a deep understanding of our clients’ industries is essential to providing the guidance needed to manage intricate and complicated legal intellectual property (IP) challenges. Our IP practice team includes seasoned and award-winning patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and licensing attorneys as well as patent agents with technical degrees and experience in a wide array of industries. Our services include selection, development, registration, licensing, protection, portfolio management and litigation in the United States and worldwide.

Our Services

We aggressively and creatively prosecute and defend our clients’ rights in cases before the USPTO, all levels of the federal courts and the International Trade Commission and Customs Services. We also work in tandem with foreign lawyers to register trademarks, obtain patents as well as resolve IP-related disputes in foreign countries. Our intellectual property counseling capabilities include:

  • Licensing
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Patent prosecution and counseling
  • Trade secrets
  • Trademarks and copyrights
  • Franchising



LaunchPad by Procopio

A sound intellectual property strategy is key to the success of any startup. Since 2012, a select group of carefully chosen high-technology entrepreneurs have participated in Procopio's LaunchPad incubator in our Del Mar Heights office. Along with a complimentary legal start-up package, valuable office space and other back-office support, participants benefit from education on key topics including intellectual property. Our attorneys provide ongoing legal support with everything from patent protection to licensing.

Learn more about LaunchPad by Procopio here.



"The team at Procopio has been with us every step of the way, helping us establish patents and trademarks for our body-surfing products both in the US and abroad and reviewing proposed distribution and sales agreements as well as various contracts for promotional opportunities. Procopio always has our best interests in mind, and we trust them to protect our business as it continues to grow and thrive.”

-- Nick Gadler, Creator, WaveWrecker

"Because of the range of services Procopio offers, we’re able to rely on their expertise in several areas including intellectual property, environmental regulation, public works contracting and dispute resolution. They ensured that all of our needs were met along the way- and we couldn’t be more pleased with their work.”

-- Kevin Hardy, General Manager, Encina Wastewater Authority

DISCLAIMER: These testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.