Intelectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) is the legal term used to refer to creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Intellectual property is protected by law so that only the owner of the IP has the exclusive right to use it.

There are four main types of intellectual property rights: copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets. Copyrights protect original works of authorship such as literary works, musical works or visual arts. Trademarks are words, phrases or symbols used to identify a particular product or service. Patents protect inventions and give an inventor exclusive rights to manufacture and sell the invention for a period of time. Trade secrets are confidential information that provides an organization with a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Intellectual property can be a valuable asset for businesses as it can help them protect their ideas and brand identity from competitors in the marketplace. It is important that businesses understand what IP they have created and how best to protect it from infringement. This may include registering copyrights or trademarks with relevant authorities or filing patent applications to secure exclusive rights over inventions. Additionally, businesses should take steps to protect their trade secrets from unauthorized use or disclosure by using confidentiality agreements with employees, vendors and customers who may come into contact with sensitive information.

We provide legal advice and representation to clients in the intellectual property industry. Our services include contract drafting, negotiation, dispute resolution, and litigation. We also advise on the legal aspects of trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other related matters.