Intellectual Property Lawyer for
More Than 40 Years
Copyright
Copyright Law
Trademark
Trademark Law
Trade Secret
Trade Secret Law
rightpub
Right of
Publicity Law

Inspired Protection Of Your Creative And Competitive Rights

Welcome to the Lawrence G. Townsend, Intellectual Property Lawyer, website. But please, since clients and friends call me Larry, you should, too.

As an intellectual property (IP) attorney, I zealously guard the creations, innovations and proprietary intangibles of my clients. By the same token, when called upon to defend my clients in suits for trademark or copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, infringement of the right of publicity or unfair competition, I do so vigorously and with the same results-oriented representation.

To set up a consultation to discuss your concerns and legal options, please call 415-906-2792.

How My Experience And Expertise Can Benefit You

Want to know more? Here’s who I am and what my firm can do for you:

  • Experience: I have more than 40 years of experience as an IP practitioner based in San Francisco.
  • Versatility: I represent businesses as both plaintiffs and defendants in copyright, trademark and trade secret infringement suits in both state and federal courts throughout California, whether in arbitration or at trial. I handle U.S. and international trademark and service mark registrations, conduct availability searches/clearances of marks, trade names and logos, and offer counseling to authors, photographers, visual artists, graphic designers, creators of all stripes, and businesses in a broad range of media.

To arrange a time to talk about your specific situation, give me a call or complete the online form.

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Meet Attorney
Lawrence G. Townsend

Based in San Francisco

Lawrence G. Townsend is a seasoned
intellectual property attorney

Why IP Is My Passion

For me, the chosen path was informed by DNA and about as natural as stepping onto an airport people mover. My great grandfather, grandfather and father were pioneering IP lawyers here in San Francisco dating back to the 1860s. But here’s why I chose a one-way ticket: IP lawyers who are as passionate as their clients get the chance to explore a remarkably wide channel of creativity and expression for problem-solving, alongside industry pioneers, creators, art makers, risk takers, innovators and ideators — not to mention countless tinkerers and “thinkerers” — the lifeblood of what has always defined California exceptionalism.

How fun is that?

Client Testimonial

“California technology startup Isobaric Strategies and I were completely vindicated in a trade secret lawsuit brought by a publicly traded company. Attorney Townsend, whom I highly recommend, secured a unanimous verdict in our favor after a 4-week trial by jury.”

Leif J. Hauge
President/CEO
Isobaric Strategies, Inc.