Understanding the rights and interests you have in creative works, innovations, and closely held processes is critical to their protection and ultimately, your success.
From intent to use applications, to trademark registration, and existing mark protection our firm has the expertise. Don’t have a settled business name or mark yet? We can provide you the guidance to evaluate the strength of your proposed mark and potential conflicts so you are set for success from the outset.
A trademark is a word, phrase, or logo that identifies the source of goods or services. Fundamentally, trademark law exists to protect consumers so that they can identify where things they purchase are coming from. By simply using a mark in commerce, some basic trademark rights are automatically acquired. The more widespread and robust the use, the stronger the mark.
Authors are vested with an exclusive interest in their creative works to make and sell, create derivative works, and display their works publicly. This right, however, is not without some important exceptions – foremost among them the concept of ‘fair use.’
Understanding the extent of your exclusive rights is fundamental to protecting them. Alternatively, knowing the limitations of copyright protections is key for authors when faced with the potential or accusation of infringement.
Your enterprise has an interest in protecting the confidential information that gives you an advantage over your competitors. In fact, this is often the very lynchpin of what sets you apart. Without the proper steps to ensure secrecy, that advantage will be lost, and once Pandora’s box has been opened there is no closing it again.
Drafting non-disclosure agreements, covenants not to compete, and advising you on the proper steps to take are some of the key ways our firm will ensure your secrets remain solely yours.