Sherman IP LLP was founded on January 1, 1993, by Kenneth L. Sherman to provide clients with an economically effective, yet powerful alternative in the practice of Intellectual Property law. Most law firms provide an expensive, bureaucratic approach where clients and their needs are a second priority. Our firm was founded on the principle that our client’s needs are our foremost priority. Through our proprietary systems, we are able to manage our client’s cases cost effectively with carefully directed legal strategies earmarked for any particular case or series of cases. Our experience has shown that clients prefer this approach and after working with us, our clients feel as though they have found a new legal home. Many of our clients have called us “their lawyers” since our inception and some have been with us for over 20 years. Our dedication is to earning our clients’ trust by meeting all of their Intellectual Property needs for many years to come.
Our firm was founded as SHERMAN & SHERMAN, APC (1993-2003), and was known as MYERS ANDRAS SHERMAN, LLP (2003-2009) and SHERMAN & ZARRABIAN, LLP (2010-2014) prior to adopting the brand SHERMAN IP on January 1, 2015.
As a “Hard Intellectual Property” law firm, Sherman IP specializes in the prosecution of patent applications, trademark applications, and copyright applications, as well as the licensing and litigation of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters and transactions involving our clients and their business models. We strive to create legal strategies that protect your market, your business and your intellectual property assets. Our attorneys are required to have backgrounds in the hard sciences such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and to be experts in their fields. In support of our experienced professionals, we have a team of highly trained and experienced paralegals and legal secretaries who provide quality assistance at a reduced cost to our clients. Our attorneys and staff apply our philosophy in conjunction with our proprietary systems to bring simplicity to the most complex matters. Using our particular techniques, our firm offers thorough and efficient representation in all matters, regardless of the degree of complexity. Our clients vary from individuals with a single matter to some of the world’s largest corporations.
With over 75 years of combined experience in the firm, we are proud to offer all of our clients the same respect and representation regardless of the scope or cost of their need.
Sherman IP is organized around several guiding principles. We assist our clients in the protection and culling of their ideas and developing strategies for protecting the key aspects of their Intellectual Property. We help our clients in determining how to best and most efficiently expand their Intellectual Property through licensing, litigation, joint ventures and administrative hearings. Our expertise extends to dealing with the growing need for representation in the social media and e-commerce realm as well as international concerns.
We’ll fight to protect our clients’ valued Intellectual Property all over the world and have extensive experience representing our clients in litigation during their most difficult circumstances. Our team has completed test cases concerning technology and the scope of IP law including patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, right of publicity, and unfair competition litigation. We regularly practice in US state and federal trial and appellate courts, in UK and EU courts, in arbitration, and before the International Trade Commission and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. We deliver the highest satisfaction by acting as both a sword and shield for our clients regarding their Intellectual Property.
Thanks for getting me up and running Ken! 10 years ago you convinced me to trademark my name. Years later that trademark registration was key in my addressing an infringement… I will never forget your sage advice. All my best.
SHERMAN IP has been with us since our founding and is our trusted long-term partner. We’ve relied on them to protect our interests within the United States and across the globe. They understand our technologies and work diligently to align our Intellectual Property portfolio and strategies with our business goals. They are always thoughtful in their legal guidance and have represented us in all facets of our business from registering our Intellectual Property to defending our legal rights throughout the world. We know that with SHERMAN IP on our side, our business is well protected.
We worked with SHERMAN IP to file a provisional patent application for a new marketing information system we intend to deploy. My attorney was extremely knowledgeable and attentive, reviewing our patent description and offering insightful advice and options to help steer our application through the system.
Ken at SHERMAN IP represented us in protecting the Empire National name and logo. When we first came to him in the 1990’s we had lost our trademark registration and a competitor had jumped on the opportunity and registered a similar mark themselves. We thought our rights were lost. Ken was able to file suit, regain our rights and registrations and negotiate an agreement with our competitor where they agreed to stay out of our business. That agreement and those trademark registrations stood for twenty years. When the competitor tried to get back into our business without our permission, Ken and SHERMAN IP were able to get first a Temporary Restraining Order and then a Preliminary Injunction taking them out of the market. He told us his strategy beforehand and everything that he predicted about the case came true.
I came to Sherman IP with a difficult legal situation that my experience with other firms didn’t give me much hope for. Our trademark applications had been rejected, abandoned, re-filed and rejected again. Within three months Sherman IP had all my cases on their way to allowance. Their expertise and vision in navigating the legal maze was unparalleled. Not only was Sherman IP able to successfully represent my company in our trademark matters, but they were able to achieve it in a cost-effective way. Since then, they have efficiently achieved results in other legal matters. I’m extremely grateful to have Sherman IP on my side and actively engaged in aligning themselves with my business objectives. I highly recommend Sherman IP.