TAMPA, FL –Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Partner Mindi M. Richter presented at the Florida Bar’s Business Law CLE on the topic of basics of intellectual property. The CLE took place on October 11, 2019 at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. The Florida Bar regulates the practice of law in Florida; ensures the highest standards of legal professionalism in Florida; and protects the public by prosecuting unethical attorneys and preventing the unlicensed practice of law.
Mindi is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an Intellectual Property Law Specialist. An experienced trial lawyer, Mindi litigates intellectual property cases of all types around the country, including claims such as trademark, patent, and copyright infringement, as well as trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and domain name disputes. Mindi also frequently handles trademark cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
In addition to litigation, Mindi has a vast amount of experience in transactional intellectual property matters. She routinely counsels clients in developing patent, copyright, and trademark portfolios and handles trademark and copyright prosecution matters. Mindi also guides clients in negotiating, developing and drafting licenses, assignments and other intellectual property contracts. In addition, Mindi frequently evaluates the intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and financings.
In the area of media law, Mindi also counsels clients and litigates issues such as defamation, rights of privacy and publicity, reporters' rights, subpoena defense and the First Amendment.
Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 260 lawyers and seven offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.