Understanding Intellectual Property Law: Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Everybody knows what property is — it’s something that you own, like an automobile, or a house, or a computer. If somebody takes your car without your permission, or breaks into your house, you are able to prosecute them legally because it is theft. But what most people don’t know is that you are also able to sue somebody if they steal your intellectual property. Intellectual property is something that we have thought of that isn’t necessarily a physical thing. It can be an idea, something that we’ve written or created, or even a brand that we’ve created to help identify a product or a company. Intellectual property laws help us to enforce trademarks, patents and copyrights, as well as some trade secrets, and they are a very important tool in protecting the success of an individual business or innovation. If you need help protecting your intellectual property, call the Philadelphia law firm of Bochetto & Lentz. We have extensive experience in helping people use the law to protect their position against competitors.
Intellectual property lawyers help to protect your intellectual property by helping you to establish your ownership of your intellectual property. We can do this in a number of different ways, including:
- Helping with the acquisition of a domain name
- Writing sales agreements
- Negotiating and resolving domain disputes
- Crafting internet development agreements
- Crafting Statements of Work
- Crafting Master Services Agreements
- Writing outsourcing and procurement agreements
- Addressing issues of defamation, libel and slander
- Establishing copyright, trademark and patents
- Addressing issues of breach of confidentiality and trade secrets
Businesses of all types need the protections offered by intellectual property law. Whether you are involved in software development, the media, pharmaceutical or biotech innovation, or any other industry, you need the assistance of legal counsel that is familiar with all of today’s domain name investigation needs, as well as copyright, trademark, advertising law, and more. We work hard not only to establish protections against intellectual property theft, but also to aggressively enforce your ownership once it has been established. Though we strongly believe that the most effective way to protect your intellectual property is through establishing an impermeable shield of ownership in the first place, we also are prepared to pursue those who have violated your rights. Whether that means sending out a cease and desist letter or initiating an intellectual property lawsuit and litigation on your behalf, the attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz have the commitment, the confidence, and the understanding of complex legal issues that you need to provide you with the best chance of success.
The first step in an effective intellectual property strategy lies in getting a firm understanding of your business and your goals. Contact the Philadelphia law firm of Bochetto & Lentz today to set up an appointment to discuss your needs. We look forward to assisting you.