Overview

Lou Perry represents clients in intellectual property litigation. A member of the firm’s trademark, copyright, advertising and media practice, Lou serves as trial counsel for clients in federal and state courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Lou has represented clients from a variety of industries in disputes arising under:
  • The Lanham Act
  • The Copyright Act
  • The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • The Telephone Consumer Protection Act

IP Counseling and Licensing Expertise

Lou handles the following types of matters for his clients:
  • Website policies and agreements
  • Trademark clearance and opinions
  • Pre-litigation trademark enforcement and defense
  • Software agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Publishing agreements
  • Spokesperson agreements
  • Film production agreements

Financial Litigation

Lou's IP litigation practice is augmented by his strong background in financial litigation. He represents financial institutions in mortgage disputes across central and southern Indiana and in commercial mortgage foreclosures (in which he has secured over $100 million in judgments for clients).

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

Notre Dame Law School
J.D. cum laude (2005)

University of Notre Dame
B.A. magna cum laude (2002)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Developments in Copyright, Trademark and Patent Law CLE
    Seminar faculty, Rossdale CLE, February 2017 (teleconference)
  • Developments in Copyright, Trademark and Patent Law CLE
    Seminar faculty, Rossdale CLE, February 2016 (teleconference)
  • Establishing Trademark 'Use' to Secure Registration and Common Law Protection: Tacking, Abandonment, Excusable Non-Use/Residual Goodwill
    Co-presenter, PLI's Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review, New York City, March 2015
  • When It's Important, It's REALLY Important—Trademark and Bankruptcy, Due Diligence, Dual Filings and Assignments
    American Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting, 2014
  • Yo Ho Ho! Everything You Need to Know About Piracy!
    Moderator, American Intellectual Property Law Association Spring Meeting, 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Second Story Indy (Indianapolis nonprofit dedicated to helping kids learn to love creative writing) — Board Member, 2008-present

Honors

  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Intellectual Property, 2016-18
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2012-17
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