Intellectual property (IP) is the law granting individuals exclusive rights to both artistic and commercial creations, such as photographs, writings, business marks, or designs. The three main types of IP are trademarks, copyrights and patents.
A trademark is a unique symbol used to identify a specific product or service. Trademarks can be names, logos, phrases, distinctive designs, pictures, emblems, or wordings affixed to goods or used in conjunction with services to identify the manufacturer or service provider as the source of the good or service. Our firm specializes in trademark registration, consulting, prosecution and litigation. We have experience in a variety of business industries assisting clients in selecting strong trademarks for their businesses, securing trademark registrations, defending and prosecuting trademark infringements.
Copyrights are the exclusive rights of the author or creator of a literary or artistic property (such as a book, photograph, movie or musical composition) to print, copy, sell, license, distribute, transform, translate, record, perform or otherwise use and give to another by will. We have decades of experience representing commercial photographers with photography copyright disputes. Because of internet accessibility, professional photographers often find their images infringed upon. It is important for photographers to protect their work and obtain professional photography copyright assistance. We also have significant copyright litigation experience representing models, filmmakers, composers, artists, graphic designers and authors, to name a few.
Patents are granted for the creation of a process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter.
For claims of IP ownership, there are necessary steps to attain registration for your creation in order to receive sufficient protection from infringement. It is your legal right as the owner of unique creative property to seek the proper repercussions when there is a case of patent, trademark or copyright infringement.
Call us for a consult to discuss copyright registration, copyright litigation, trademark searches & registration, trademark litigation or patent litigation.