Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights
Innovators and businesses depend on the integrity of the intellectual property (IP) underlying their endeavors and ambitions. If you have designed a tool, written a book or song, or perfected business processes, you are entitled to reap the rewards of the application of your good ideas. IP rights can help you keep control over existing and future commercial activities involving your creations. The attorneys at Bartle + Marcus are experienced at litigating cases involving patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and theft of trade secrets.
Turn To Us For In-Depth Counsel On Your IP Rights
IP originates in people’s minds and includes inventions, creative works and designs as well as symbols, names and images suitable for the marketplace. Legally speaking, IP protection is made tangible through:
When a person or legal entity secures a patent or registers a trademark copyright with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), that IP is legally protected. If another person or company infringes on these rights, the affected inventor or owner has legal remedies against the infringer.
IP also may take the form of trade secrets. Although the law can vary from state to state, trade secrets can typically include:
- Lists of customers and prospects
- Business plans
- Proprietary products and processes
These business assets may be protected through nondisclosure agreements that employees and associates such as business partners and customers may sign and be accountable for.
Our skillful litigators represent those whose IP rights have been violated. Sometimes, we can stop a problem from the start with a simple letter or phone call to an infringer. Other cases require litigation or arbitration.
In every case, we will work closely with you to determine your priorities and commitment to the resolution you seek. Our experience and knowledge can be the cornerstones of whatever action you decide to take.