Trademarks and Copyrights
A trademark helps consumers distinguish between goods and services in the marketplace. A trademark may include a word, phrase, logo design, or a combination of these elements which enables consumers identify and differentiate sources of goods and services in commerce.
A U.S. federal trademark registration only protects your mark domestically. However, one can extend trademark protection for their mark to foreign territories and get priority with nations that have a special relationship (e.g. members of the Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement) with the United States.
A copyright is a form of protection for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.
Additionally, a copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed.
Clients have turned to our Firm for trademark and copyright guidance and representation. We carefully identify our clients’ intellectual property, devise strategies for selection and clearance and look for innovative ways to ensure that their marks, creative works, and other materials are protected.
To protect a company’s creative and intellectual capital, legal counsel must effectively prosecute applications for trademarks in every jurisdiction where the company does business. To assist in this effort, we have a team of skilled professionals with a collective of diverse experiences to aid in this regard.
We also provide services for licensing trademarks and copyrights to help clients reap the maximum benefit from their own IP assets or through the licensing of other entities’ assets.