Intellectual Property Lawyers Serving Clients in Marietta & All of Georgia
Whether you are a brand looking to trademark your logos, a manufacturing small business filing for patents, an author who wants to ensure their original work is protected by law, or a tech company looking to limit access to the steps in their process, you would benefit from the services of an intellectual property lawyer.
InPrime Legal is a business law firm with extensive experience providing resources and representation to businesses and entrepreneurs with IP in need of protection. We document and implement ways designed to protect your intellectual property rights.
With the right type of intellectual property protection, small businesses and large corporations could both better defend themselves from the possibility of future litigation and accusations of infringement. To learn exciting new ideas on how to protect your IP, please contact InPrime Legal.
What Are Different Types of Intellectual Property Protection?
There are four types of intellectual property protection under the law in the United States: copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secrets.
Unlike other forms of IP protection, one type does not need to go through an application process. Copyrights are mainly for artistic works and the results of creative expression. Once the work is completed and unique, it can be considered copyrighted by the author. Examples of works that can be subject to copyrights include books, music, art, film, television entertainment, literature, and even architecture. Extra copyright protection can be sought for works already otherwise copyrighted. In instances of copyright infringement, your lawyer will attempt to prove you are the creator of the original work.
Trademark law allows you to defend intellectual property that is a type of slogan, logo, brand name, title, catchphrase, or unique design. Trademarked products and brands must be especially unique. When attempting to secure a trademark, a thorough search must be done for previously registered trademarks to avoid potential infringement. Any similarity to previously trademarked products, slogans, logo, brand name, title, catchphrase, or design could result in getting your trademark application denied. Trademarks are only for names and products in use or if there is a stated intent of use. Trademarks must be renewed regularly throughout their lifetime. But so long as the trademark is properly maintained, it could potentially last forever.
Patents are for new inventions. America celebrates innovations, and the patent allows the country’s creators to protect their inventions from misuse. A patented product is owned by whoever holds the patent in their name, allowing them to use and profit from the invention as they see fit. To obtain a patent, the invention must be novel and new, with no easy comparisons to previously patented items. Today, most go to new types of technology or software. (You cannot simply patent new ideas.)
Trade secrets are intellectual properties such as scientific formulas, drink recipes, construction processes, distribution plans, marketing research, employment strategies, and any other collected information that holds value to the company only so long as the knowledge remains secure.
What Services Could an Attorney Provide Under Intellectual Property Law?
At InPrime Legal, our team of attorneys and associates helps clients protect their IPs from infringement and the threat of litigation. Our work includes:
- Providing dispute resolution between one party and the other instead of needing to resort to litigation.
- Assisting business owners in having infringement claims against another party.
- Drafting and responding to cease-and-desist letters.
- Facilitating trademark searches.
- Applying for and maintaining trademark protections.
- Representing artists regarding copyright law.
- Drafting documents intended to protect your business trade secrets.
- Helping a business with licensing of their IP.
Do Businesses Need IP Protection?
It is not a matter of if your business will need to worry about protecting your IP, but when. Truthfully, when launching a business startup, worrying about trademarks and the like should not be your chief concern. But, so long as your business has competitors with bright ideas who specialize in how they can capitalize on any of your perceived weaknesses, your IP could be at risk.
Whatever your company’s legal matter, InPrime Legal would be proud to represent you. We are a forward-thinking legal team that delivers creative and useful innovations to our clients.
If you are worried about future claims being made against your brand or IP, then you need an intellectual property lawyer to defend your interests.
Contact Intellectual Property Lawyers at InPrime Legal
Before you search a trademark database, before you file for copyright infringement, before you sue over stolen scientific research, and before you try to capitalize on your big new inventions and ideas, speak with an attorney having experience in safeguarding intellectual property for clients like yourself.
At InPrime Legal, our attorneys and legal associates have years of experience providing insight and representation to our clients. If you are in search of new ideas for how to defend your brand, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation today. 770-285-7785.