Founded in 2018, our team provides legal services to corporate
and individual clients in all matters of business disputes, patents, and intellectual property concerns by pairing decades of experience along with a passion for innovation. We serve Carolinas finest and are invested in seeing your businesses or start-up to meet and surpass your goals.
Creative expression is more than an art, it is time and effort spent to craft your identity and present your products. The manner in which you convey the information to your customers or clients is uniquely yours, be it written, video, web-related, or any other creative collateral.
Your brand is your promise to the customer, and Kim, Lahey & Killough Law Firm knows the time and energy it took to create your identity. Whether it is the name, tagline, logo, or other creative collateral, we are experienced in protecting, maintaining, and advancing the rights of your brand integrity.
Patents protect new and unique inventions, but Kim, Lahey & Killough Law Firm does more than just file patent applications. We are experienced in multiple aspects of patent law. We manage patent litigation, negotiate patent licenses, patent sales, and manage agreements where intellectual property is featured.
Kim, Lahey & Killough Law Firm also excels in the process of writing and filing a patent application. The earlier our firm is involved in the process, the better. We provide due diligence research and other support for patent-related procedures, and vigorously enforce any infringement of your patent rights whenever necessary.
Technology Transfer, Contracts, & Licensing
Licensing agreements establish partnerships between an intellectual property rights owner (licensor) and another who is authorized to use those rights (licensee) in exchange for an agreed payment (fee or royalty). Kim, Lahey & Killough Law Firm has experience writing contracts and licenses for industries and businesses, and with our experience in IP protection, you will never have a better partner writing contracts and agreements for you.
Kim, Lahey & Killough Law Firm vigorously assists companies in protecting their valuable business assets, including their trade secrets and other proprietary information. We help companies by composing several types of contracts and agreements such as license, settlement, design and development, assignment, technology transfer and nondisclosure agreements that are consistent with applicable law to memorialize your relationships, rights and protect your intellectual property and proprietary information to dissuade them from being unlawfully disclosed. We routinely work with companies at every stage of their employee’s service, from structuring their contracts before they begin and when they decide to leave. In the event that a violation of intellectual property rights occurs, we aid our clients in pursuing all available remedies, including restraining orders, permanent injunctive relief, and damages.
We also can defend against those that seek to enforce their rights upon you. We manage these cases in a manner that seeks to make what may appear to be a large problem into a smaller, manageable problem.
Kim, Lahey & Killough Law Firm may represent employees and businesses in asserting their trade secret rights or those that are wrongfully accused of trade secret misappropriation and related causes of action. Kim, Lahey & Killough Law Firm vehemently represents individuals and companies trade secrets cases at all stages of the trade secrets dispute.
Internet & Domain Name Pursuits
As commerce has increasingly been conducted on the internet, protecting your rights and intangible assets in the digital realm is becoming as important as protecting your tangible assets. Preserving your intellectual property rights from misappropriation by securing your domain name is a top priority, as many trademark infringement cases can revolve around domain names. What Kim, Lahey & Killough Law Firm frequently see is domain name poaching, also known as “cybersquatting.” Cybersquatting is registering, selling or using a domain name with the intent of profiting from the goodwill of someone else’s trademark. Third parties can register or “buy up” domain names that use your trademark or the name of your existing business with the intent to sell the names to you for a profit. Our firm can provide you the best legal course of action to protect and defend the intangible assets you have labored hard to create.
We assist with Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies for website and compliance with applicable privacy laws
Our corporate practice assists entrepreneurs, startups, new ventures, and middle market companies that are deciding entity selection, ownership, founder responsibilities, and management and operational control. We assist clients with legal issues associated with day-to-day operations, vendors, customers, employees, independent contractors, business transactions and sales, as well as founder, owner and management disputes and issues.
Business Disputes & Resolutions
Kim, Lahey & Killough Law Firm has many clients that encounter business disputes, such as conflicts over services or deliverables, unfair competition, and breaches of contracts. Our firm is skilled at analyzing these disputes and advising a course of action aimed to achieve your goals. Our team is experienced with alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. Whether in or out of court, we will represent your company’s interests aggressively and competently, freeing you to focus on running your business.
Estate Planning & Litigation
You work hard for your money. We work hard to protect it. Estate planning is about exercising your right to control what is yours. We can help you put a plan in place for a trusted person of your choosing to pass down and devise your assets to loved ones, friends, religious organizations and charities. We will also outline your wishes for what to do in the event you are incapacitated and cannot make financial, healthcare and end of life decisions for yourself.