Intellectual Property involves a complex set of rights to works that you have created. Many do not understand the difference between copyright, trademark, service mark, or trade dress. Registering intellectual property can be a difficult process without the assistance of an attorney.
We can help you understand what type of intellectual property you have and how to protect it.
Having an attorney work with you from the earliest stages of creating your intellectual property is the best way to protect your property and preserve your rights.
A. A copyright is the rights you have as a creator when you put your
ideas into the form of a fixed medium such as writing a book or making
a drawing. Trademark indicates the source of goods, such as a brand
name or a logo. Some intellectual property can be subject to both
copyright and trademark.
A. In most cases, clients find that registering a trademark is something
they can do themselves, though they may wish to have an attorney do
it for them. When registering a trademark, the best advice is to work
with an attorney. There are many factors at play that can be difficult for
the intellectual property owner to navigate.
A. We do not handle patents. We can refer you to attorneys who do excellent patent work. Feel free to call us for a recommendation.