For clients that make products with moving parts (and many that don't), Richard M. LaBarge identifies elements and aspects of the clients’ business that might be legally protectable and provides insight into the likelihood of securing protection.  Having written and obtained hundreds of U.S. patents and over a thousand federal trademark registrations over his long career, he enjoys partnering with clients to assess the real value of alternative forms of protection.  Recognized for his efficient handling of both the routine and the unusual, he led the successful opposition of a famous company's attempt to register the sound of its motorcycles as a trademark.

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Civil Engineering

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Richard M. LaBarge

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For clients that make products with moving parts (and many that don't), Richard M. LaBarge identifies elements and aspects of the clients’ business that might be legally protectable and provides insight into the likelihood of securing protection.  Having written and obtained hundreds of U.S. patents and over a thousand federal trademark registrations over his long career, he enjoys partnering with clients to assess the real value of alternative forms of protection.  Recognized for his efficient handling of both the routine and the unusual, he led the successful opposition of a famous company's attempt to register the sound of its motorcycles as a trademark.

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Richard M. LaBarge

Richard M. LaBarge

Richard M. LaBarge

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Civil Engineering

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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