Law Offices of Grace J. Fishel

Law Offices of Grace J. Fishel

Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law

Firm Overview

Grace J. Fishel has devoted her practice exclusively to intellectual property law for over 25 years. Please learn more about her work by browsing Areas of Practice. She welcomes the opportunity to preliminarily discuss your needs on the telephone including providing advice as to things that you can do for yourself prior to an office visit.

The Law Firm of Grace J. Fishel is located in St. Louis, Missouri but represents clients throughout Missouri, Illinois and nationwide.
Main Office

Main Office
2200 West Port Plaza Drive, Ste. 202
St. Louis  MO  63146

  • 314-878-0440
Intellectual Property
St. Louis Intellectual Property Law Firm
Protecting your creative property
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind and is protected by:

patents on inventions;

trademarks on branding devices;

copyrights on music, videos, patterns and other forms of expression; and,

trade secrets for methods or formulas having economic value and used commercially.

Filing and protecting your patent
While our practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of utility and design patents, we view counseling our clients on both the the benefits and pitfalls of intellectual property decisions at each stage in the intellectual property's life as paramount. We strive to obtain patent protection that is as broad as possible, both in the United States and internationally. We file applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and under the Patent Cooperation Treaty and obtain patents with the assistance of our established foreign associates through the European Patent Office and in Central and South America, Pacific Rim, etc.

Preserving your business image through trademark
Brand recognition is one of the most important marketing advantages in launching a product domestically and worldwide. Brand recognition is generally a function of a word, name, symbol or logo (trademark or service mark) or an overall image that identifies the product (trade dress). We help clients safeguard their trademarks and service marks through counseling on selection, design and use; rendering opinions concerning trademark infringement; preparing, filing and prosecuting applications for registration in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and state and foreign registrations.

Registering your copyright
You have an exclusive right to the work you produce when you put it into a tangible form, such as a book, photograph, musical composition, computer program or movie. Your work automatically gains federal copyright protection upon production. We can help you register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office to protect it from unauthorized use, reproduction or distribution.

Safeguarding your business' trade secrets
A formula, recipe, method, process or plan distinctive to your business constitutes trade secrets. Trade secrets are intrinsic to the success of your company and give you the competitive edge. When these unique functions are revealed, your company's value is compromised. We help you protect your business through nondisclosure agreements and employment protocol.

Call Grace J. Fishel at 314.878.0440 or contact the law firm online to schedule an appointment.

Grace J. Fishel

To provide a straightforward, honest evaluation of your intellectual property needs and provide you with a detailed plan of action individually formulated to reach your specific business objectives.

University of Michigan, J.D., 1969
Northwestern University, M.S., 1966
University of Kansas, B.A., 1965
- Phi Beta Kappa

Admitted to bar:
Illinois 1970
Missouri 1973
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Registered Canadian Patent Attorney

Professional Recognition: The Law Firm of Grace J. Fishel is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Only those firms with an AV rating appear in the Bar Register.

Bar Association Of Metropolitan St. Louis
- Chairman, 1960-1061 Patent Section
The Missouri Bar
Illinois State Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Chemical Society

Personal: Born, Concordia, Kansas, 1942. Married; one daughter who is a PhD candidate in the Plant Biology program at Washington University in St. Louis. Activities away from the office include cooking, camping and fly fishing.

Favorite Quote: "Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you
just sit there." -- Will Rogers