Helping businesses and individuals protect their intellectual property
Intellectual property, or IP, can be among the most valuable assets a business or an individual may have. IP can encompass a variety of intangible assets, including manufacturing methods, formulas, recipes, creative works, logos, designs, symbols, or even the name through which you conduct business. In some cases, protecting your intellectual property can mean the difference between a successful and lucrative business venture and an idea on which someone else made millions of dollars or more. Consequently, it is extremely important that anyone with an interest in protecting ideas or other form of intellectual property from misappropriation discuss their situation with an experienced intellectual property attorney. The Law Offices of Nate Kelly is dedicated to helping both businesses and individuals protect their intellectual property, and works closely with its clients to ensure that their legal needs are adequately met.
Protecting your intellectual property through a variety of legal mechanisms
Different types of IP are protected in different ways, all of which have their own legal intricacies. For example, while copyright is used to protect original works, trademarks are the legal means to protect a unique design or logo that is used to distinguish a particular product on the market from others. Determining which of these legal protections is appropriate for your idea, business, product, or other IP depends on a variety of factors, and a Los Angeles intellectual property lawyer will be able to advise you as to how you should proceed. Our law firm practices in a wide range of intellectual property areas, including the following:
· Licensing agreements
· Trade Secret Protection
· Non-disclosure agreements
· Trademark searches
· Trademark registration
· Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secret litigation
Among the parties who are most at risk for intellectual property misappropriation or theft are employers whose employees deal with sensitive information or people who are shopping ideas around to software developers or other businesses. If you are in this position, you should be certain to consult with an experienced intellectual property attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer will be able to draft an effective non-disclosure agreement which will be able to protect your original ideas from being used by others for personal gain.
Contact an IP attorney today to schedule a consultation
Anyone who believes they may have intellectual property that needs protection should discuss their situation with an attorney as soon as possible. To schedule a consultation with Nate Kelly or another IP lawyer, call our office today at (415) 336-3001or send us an email through our online contact form available here.