Manuel Cordovez

Manuel Cordovez

WALA volunteer attorney Manuel Cordovez is the founder of Creativity IP PLLC, a Virginia-based intellectual property law firm for creative professionals and businesses.

Cordovez has more than twelve years of experience in all areas of intellectual property law, including the preparation and prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyright registrations; the drafting and negotiation of IP-related contracts, content, and music licensing agreements, and confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements; and counseling businesses of all sizes on intellectual property matters and strategies.

During his career, attorney Cordovez has worked with clients ranging from solo inventors and local non-profits to some of America’s largest corporations, from early development of ideas and inventions to counseling on worldwide IP portfolio strategies for established programs. He can help clients understand and move with confidence through contract and talent negotiations, content licensing and clearance, distribution and production deals, and many other areas.

Cordovez is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia and is a registered attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Attorney Cordovez worked on the publishing of Dragonz Rising by this month’s featured WALA Artist Member Abdur-Rahim Muhammad. Read more here.

“We were really pleased with how Attorney Manuel Cordovez handled our assignment and concerns. Manuel really has a comfortable manner making him really easy to work with. I was impressed with his understanding of our concerns and how thoroughly he researched all the issues. Manuel’s questioning on our concerns helped us better understand what we “should know” going forward that we were not aware of before.

He provided all the legal parameters of the issues and then advised on how we might want to consider going forward. Because of Manuel’s thorough research and knowledge pertaining to the issues we felt very confident in moving forward without reservation. Now I’m extremely happy to say that we published our work… two months ahead of previous target dates.

Thanks, WALA, and Attorney Manuel Cordovez. You’re both wonderful assets to the local arts community.


Rahim Muhammad”