Asset Protection Attorney Explains IP Laws
Intellectual property is defined as a form of property that is intangible
rather than personal or real. This kind of property includes inventions,
ideas, business concepts and patented products, and other things that
are unique to the individual who created them. Intellectual property laws
involve the oversight of exclusive property rights of images, names, symbols
and designs. Patent law, copyright law, and trademark law overlap with
intellectual property law. If you or your business requires legal assistance
with an intellectual property law issue, do not hesitate to speak with our
asset protection lawyer.
Forms of Intellectual Property
Four basic forms of intellectual property exist and can protect individuals'
rights to their intangible possessions: copyrights, trademarks, patents,
and trade secrets. A copyright can be held for a limited amount of time
by the author of an original work. It protects against the unauthorized
reproduction, performance and distribution of that piece. A trademark
is a law that protects consumers from being fooled by illegitimate brands
that use the name or logo of a known company. Patents are used for the
protection of inventors by giving them exclusive rights to manufacture
their product for a limited amount of time. Trade secrets are laws that
protect secret business information and permit the authority to sue if
their information is stolen.
If you are the creator of any type of intellectual property, you may come
across a legal issue involving the protection of your works. You can secure
the legal assistance and counsel of an intellectual property attorney
to help protect your assets. Our firm can help you establish your rights
as the author, engineer or manager of the property you are seeking to
protect. With our experience on your side, you can have the confidence
that your intellectual property rights are safeguarded.
Contact Barth Calderon LLP today for a free case evaluation!