intellectual property rights

Trademark Infringement VS. Copyright Infringement

Some clients are confused about when should they enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) right under Trademark and when should they do so under Copyright.  In short, while there may be some overlap between the two IP rights, the primary purpose for Trademark is to protect brand names and logos used on goods and services, and…

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Intellectual Property

Briefly, the term intellectual property is an umbrella of rights that include patents (utility and design), trademarks (trade name, logo or trade dress), and copyrights. Patents afford protection for ideas that are useful, novel and non-obvious. There are typically three types of patents that concern most businesses; utility patents, which protect the use, function and…

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Your Start-Up Will Stall If It Doesn't Own Its IP

As I’ve emphasized in other writings, the single most important asset of any business is its intellectual property (“IP”).  Sure, good management is very important, but executives and other managers can (and do) come and go.  A start-up’s IP, like a diamond, should be forever (or at least until it’s sold or transferred).  Among other…

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Let’s Define Intellectual Property

Welcome to the first part of our new series regarding intellectual property and the way that it is handled legally. For all individuals that are creative, this information is extremely beneficial and helpful when ensuring that your ideas remain your own. We believe that the best way to start this series is from the foundation…

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