Protecting Your Creative Property
Intellectual property is created by the human mind. The creativity element distinguishes it from personal, intangible or real property. Protecting intellectual property is different than protecting other assets. When handling intellectual property, attorneys must consider how to preserve the value of concepts, designs, ideas and innovations, rather than merely tangible items. The value of books, music, art, inventions, slogans, branding and business secrets may be protected through:
Protecting Your Copyrights
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 defend your copyrights from unauthorized use, reproduction or distribution.
Preserving Your Business Image Through Your Trademarks
Trademark protects your commercial branding, logo, picture or design from use by others. Even use of a confusingly similar look, name or logo can constitute trademark infringement. Our attorneys file your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. If infringement occurs, we seek an injunction to stop further use and we sue the infringer for damages.
Safeguarding Your Business’s Trade Secrets
A formula, recipe, method, process or plan distinctive to your business constitutes a trade secret. 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. If an employee or outside party discloses protected information, our attorneys can minimize damage to your company and pursue your legal remedies.
Protecting & Filing Your Patent
A patent is granted by the U.S. Patent Office for a specific time period to register inventions and improvements that are novel, useful or unique in design. If another person or company attempts to infringe upon your patent rights, we pursue all available remedies to stop production and obtain compensation.
If you have an idea that you want to patent, we can help:
Patent Research & Analysis
Provisional Patent Filing