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Frequently Asked Questions
What is intellectual property? When you are creating inventions or designs, you are creating intellectual property. Our legal system provides certain rights and protections for owners of intellectual property. Rights and protections for owners of intellectual property are based largely on federal patent, trademark and copyright laws and state trade secret laws.
How can you protect your business, designs, and/or inventions? In general, the following types of federal intellectual property might apply to your situation:
(1) Patents protect inventions of tangible things and processes;
(2) Copyrights protect various forms of written and artistic expression; and
(3) Trademarks protect a name or symbol that identifies the source of goods or
services (e.g., your business name).
If you have an interest in one or more of these types of intellectual property, you may wish to receive protection of your interest(s) under the law. Our firm works with you to understand your business, designs, inventions, and objectives. Once we have an understanding of your particular situation, we will help you navigate the complexities of the federal intellectual property system. This may include providing customized documents, helping you to follow intricate procedural requirements, and communicating each step of the way.
Do you need international protection? International protection may also be available for your intellectual property, and we are happy to collaborate with law firms across the globe to apply for such protection on your behalf.