Unlike real property or personal property, personal or business assets like an invention, book, art, logo, or slogan are not things that you can touch or physically prevent others from taking away from you. But these intangible assets are all forms of intellectual property that you can obtain rights of ownership to protect through a patent or trademark. It is essential to obtain these IP rights to protect your assets from theft, infringement, misappropriation, or other harm that could come to you or your business. If you have any of these intangible assets and want to know how to protect them, call our experienced intellectual property attorneys to schedule a FREE consultation.
At Paul & Paul, we have over 170 years of combined experience in intellectual property law. We can help individuals and businesses:
If you or your business have questions regarding your IP rights, learn how we can help you during a FREE consultation with one of our experienced intellectual property lawyers.
Generally, there are two main types of IP rights that individuals and businesses will seek to protect. The most common are the following:
Patents are one of the most important IP rights to obtain. This is because an unprotected invention can be stolen and patented by a third-party, allowing them to profit off your hard work and even prosecute you for a patent violation—for your own invention. As a result, any inventor needs to take the patent process seriously and hire an experienced intellectual property lawyer like ours to properly file and obtain your patent to secure your IP rights.
In addition to obtaining a patent, our lawyers can help you sell, buy, or license a patent by drafting and negotiating agreements. These agreements can be burdensome and tricky, with loopholes leaving you exposed to exploitation by others. Allow our trained and experienced team to help you.
Your business’ brand is built around its logo, slogan, and other identifying features. Having a trademark is essential to protect these identifying features of your business to prevent others from misappropriating your business goodwill.
The failure to obtain a trademark could allow others to steal your identifying features as their own, profiting off your business’ goodwill, current client base, and future clients. It could also allow infringers to destroy your brand if they act in a fraudulent way to deceive or trick your customers. Ask our IP attorneys how we can protect your business with a trademark.
Our experienced intellectual property lawyers in Piscataway, NJ, have over 170 years of combined experience representing individuals and businesses seeking to obtain IP rights, prosecute violations, or defend against frivolous lawsuits. Call Paul & Paul to learn how we can help you by dialing (215) 568-4900.