Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property refers to creations of the mind, i.e. the fruits of mental labor. IP rights are similar to other property rights and permit creators or owners of IP to benefit from their work and investment in creation. IP is protected by laws (patent, copyright, and trademark) which provide financial benefits and recognition to those innovators. IP rights are intangible rights protecting the products of human intelligence, innovation and creations. IP includes inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, ideas, discoveries, symbols, names and images used in commerce. The law of intellectual property provides an incentive to authors and inventors to produce works for the benefit of the public by regulating the public’s use of such works while ensuring that authors and inventors are compensated. IP is often a catalyst for economic development.

What do I need?

  • Patent : To protect an invention, idea, method, system, app
  • Trademark : To protect a brand name, business name, product name, website or logo
  • Copyright : To protect literary and artistic works such as books, films, poems, plays, newspapers, magazines, computer programs, databases, musical compositions, choreography, sculptures, photographs, drawings, architecture, maps, technical drawings.

A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. Patents provide protection to an inventor, generally for 20 years. Once an inventor has a registered patent, the patented invention cannot be commercially made, used, distributed or sold without the consent of the patent owner. In order to obtain a patent, a patent application must be filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A patent is a document, issued by the federal government, that grants to its owner a legally enforceable right to exclude others from practicing the invention described and claimed in the document. Patent rights can be commercially exploited: (1) directly, by the inventor’s practice of the invention to obtain an exclusive marketplace advantage and/or (2) indirectly, by receiving income from the sale or licensing of the patent.We can assist you with provisional utility patents, non-provisional utility patents, design patents and plant patents.  

A trademark is a distinctive word, mark or symbol that identifies the source of certain goods or services. Trademarks may be any combination of words, letter, numbers, symbols, and/or images. Trademark protection gives trademark owners the exclusive right to use the trademark to identify their goods and services. Trademarks help protect the brand and reputation of the trademark owner by hindering the efforts of competitors who may use similar marks on inferior or counterfeit goods, in an effort to confuse the consumer.

Protect your Brand from competitors. Protect your Marketplace Reputation. Protect your Quality Standards and guarantee that customers continue to associate your business with quality and consistency. We can handle your applications for state trademarks and federal trademarks.  

Copyright laws give creators protection for their literary and artistic works, such as novels, plays, poems, films, music, artistic works and architectural design. While a copyright may exist at the time a work of authorship is tangible and fixed, the author is not entitled to pursue a party for copyright infringement until the work is registered with the Copyright Office. Authors and creators should register their works as soon as possible to ensure that they are ready for litigation if the need arises.We can assist you in obtaining a copyright registration for your creative work.

Prosecution vs. Litigation
IP Prosecution involves the preparation of the application for submission to the proper government agency and the advancement of the application through the appropriate channels to obtain IP protection and registration. IP Litigation involves lawsuits filed for the alleged infringement of certain IP rights.

Intellectual Property Services

  • Copyright Registration
  • Patent Search/Patentability Report
  • Design Patent Application
  • Utility (provisional) patent
  • Utility (non-provisional) patent application
  • Trademark application (Federal)
  • IP Litigation

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