IP Legal Services offers intellectual property services for patents, trademarks and copyrights.
Intellectual property rights are a bundle of rights granted to the owner of intangible creations of the mind, for example, for inventions, trademarks, etc. These rights sometimes accrue to the owner automatically on creation of the work but sometimes require a grant from the appropriate governmental agency to perfect the ownership rights. For patents, such rights give the owner the right to exclude others from making , using or selling the patented invention.
Intellectual Property (IP) primarily comprises patents, trademarks and copyrights. For example, IP covers trade secrets, plant varieties, new designs, performers' rights, websites, etc.
A patent is an exclusive right granted by the federal government for an invention that is new, useful and non-obvious to exclude others from making, using or selling the patented invention. For more information on patents, please see……
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source or origin of the goods of one party from those of others. A service mark is a trademark that identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product. A tradename is a trademark for the name of a business. To prevent loss of trademark rights, the generic name of the product should be recited after the trademark and the trademark should appear visually different from the adjacent text. For more information on trademarks, please see …..
Copyright protection is granted for an original expression that is fixed in any physical medium such as paper or tape, for example an original literary or artistic work, a website, etc. Copyrightable works include the following categories: websites, computer programs, technical and architectural drawings, literary works, movies, musical composition, audio recordings, paintings, advertisements, sculptures, photographs, software, radio and television. For more information on copyrights, please see….
Importance of Intellectual Property Protection
Intellectual property (IP) are business assets like any other form of property. Like property, IP can be sold, licensed, mortgaged, etc. Intellectual property allows you to own and profit from your creativity. If you are creating something new, you may be able to use intellectual property protection to exclude others from using your intellectual property. You can protect how an invention works or what it does with a patent.