Karen B. Tripp

Karen B. Tripp

Houston Patents, Copyright, Trademark and Intellectual Property Attorney

Firm Overview

Texas Attorney Working to Protect Your Ideas

When you need an experienced legal mind by your side
At the law office of Karen B. Tripp, we have served the people of Houston, Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery County since 1998 in the areas of patent law, trademarks & copyrights, and intellectual property & trade secrets. We are keenly focused on filing oilfield, chemical and licensing patents to protect your business from those looking to unjustly profit from your hard work. Attorney Tripp has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney focusing on this area of the law, and she is fully-equipped to effectively handle your case to get you results.

A knowledgeable attorney with a proactive spirit
Attorney Tripp has decades of experience, not just in law but also in the business world. She worked at Exxon for seven years as the head of licensing in the strategic planning division, and she even organized the First & Second Intellectual Property Law Conference for Women in Corporate Council, a trailblazing event. Her broad spectrum of knowledge has given her unique insight. When you come to the office of Karen B. Tripp, we will offer you customized service that includes:

Legal help from a highly respected mind Attorney Tripp has been satisfying clients for decades, and she has also won respect from her peers, receiving an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for her professionalism and ethics.

An attorney who is invested in your case Karen B. Tripp doesn't just go through the motions. She is fully immersed in the area of patent and intellectual property law, and she gets a thrill from helping inventors and businesses that come to her for help.

An authority on the subject In addition to practicing intellectual property law, attorney Tripp is also the editor of the Intellectual Property Law Review and the Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook from Reuters.

Areas of practice
The law office of Karen B. Tripp can offer you service in a wide range of areas, including:
Trademarks & copyrights
Intellectual property & trade secrets

Contact the office of Karen B. Tripp today
Call our office at 713-658-9323 or contact us online today to schedule an appointment. With an office conveniently located in Houston, TX, we are always easy to reach.

Main Office

Main Office
P.O. Box 1301
Houston, TX 77251




Experienced Houston Trademark & Copyright Attorney

Safeguarding your business image through trademark
The public identifies your business, product or service through its distinctive branding, logo, design, slogan, wording or picture. That distinguishing trademark is immediately associated with your company's positive reputation for quality. Protecting your trademark is essential to preserving the meticulously-crafted image of your business. Attorney Karen B. Tripp has more than 30 years' experience helping clients protect their trademarks.

Registering your trademark
You can prove your ownership of a trademark by registering with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. At the time of your application, you must meet the use in commerce or intent to use basis for filing, meaning you are either currently using the mark or have a ready-market plan for its use. We are skilled at filing detailed applications with the USPTO that fully satisfy all of the complex requirements. We conduct a thorough search of the database to determine if your proposed mark is already in use. We then assist you through each stage of the application process, including clearly describing your mark and the goods or services it represents.

Defending your business image from trademark infringement
The use by another company of your trademark can lead to lost profits and a tarnished reputation. When a company's similar name, style, lettering, picture or other branding causes confusion, you may have a valid infringement claim. We stop the unauthorized use of your trademark by obtaining an injunction against the infringer, and we assertively pursue damages for unfair competition.

Protecting your products through copyright
You have the exclusive right to the use, production, duplication and distribution of a piece of art you have produced. In addition to the financial benefits it provides, copyright protects the integrity of your work by allowing you to direct the manner in which it is used. Covering a wide spectrum of talents, copyright protects books, photographs, musical compositions, computer programs, movies and many other types of work product. We register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office and defend it against unauthorized use.

Karen B. Tripp

Karen B. Tripp

Practice Areas:
Intellectual Property; Patents; Trademarks; Copyrights

1981, Texas; 1982, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 1991, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1994, U.S. Supreme Court; 1998, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Ninth Circuits; 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2005, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School:
University of Alabama, J.D.

Houston, Federal Circuit and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Houston Intellectual Property Law Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Phi Alpha Delta. Executive Editor, Journal of the Legal Profession, 1980-1981. Editor: Intellectual Property Law Review, The Thomson West Group, New York, 1995-2007. Editor: Patent Law Review , Thomson Reuters, 2009, 2010; Editor: Intellectual Property Law Review , Thomson Reuters, 2007-2012; Editor: [Italics on] Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook , Thomson Reuters, 2007-2012; Summer Law Clerk to Chief Justice, C.C. "Bo" Torbert, Alabama Supreme Court, 1980. Law Clerk, Espy, Nettles and Scogin, P.C., 1979-1981. Author: "Correcting Common Client Misconceptions About Protecting Trademarks," Executive Legal Advisor, May-June 2007; "To Traverse or Not to Traverse-Consequences of Restriction Requirements in United States Patent Practice," 2 (1) The Patent Journal 10-14, Aspen Publishers, Oct. 2002; "Copyrights Where You Least Expect Them," Seventeenth Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law, Sept. 26-28, 2001; "Internet Update," State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Institute, Austin Texas, March 5-6, 1999. Author: "What Lawyers Can Copy in Daily Practice, Including the Law," State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law CLE, Austin, Texas, March 6-7, 2003; "Copyrighting the Law, Not!" The IP Litigator 1-6, Aspen Publishers, January 2003; "Patents & Trade Secrets," ASMG International Energy Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, 1999. Speaker: "Efforts to Copyright the Law, Recipes and Other Tales Relating to How Far Some Attempt to Take Copyright," Intellectual Property - A Means for Worldwide Protection Conference, Center for International Legal Studies, Sunshine Coast, Australia, Oct. 20, 2004; "U.S. and Foreign Patents," ETCE/OMAE 2000 Joint Conference, ASME International, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 14-17, 2000. Program Chair, Sixteenth Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law, 2000.

Rocky Mount, North Carolina, September 2, 1955