Protecting Your Ideas
You’ve worked hard to develop your talent and make your dream a reality. Whether you are an artist or a business person, it is crucial to protect your business ideas, your identity and your artistic works with a copyright or a trademark. These days piracy is rampant. Don’t let someone steal your image or your ideas and make money off of your hard work. See The Louis Law Firm for a consultation to protect your business and your brand.
A copyright is required if you have an original work which you deem exploitable such as music, writing, graphic arts, photography, web design, or similar such creations. Copyrighted material is not necessarily unique, but the author must prove that it is original. Two authors may have identical works, but so long as it is proven that both works were created without knowledge of the other, then either or both works can retain a copyright. If your creation is in a “tangible medium” (written, recorded, published on the web) a copyright registration is necessary (in the U.S.) before you can file an infringement claim in court. For works deemed unique in their content and origin, a patent or trademark is in order.
If you have a logo, business brand name, phrase, symbol or other written or drawn representation it is best to have it trademarked. Recently, the business industry has seen a boom in small business owners and others with a valuable internet presence having their un-trademarked business names or brands being sold. The internet pirates attempt to get the business owner to “buy” their own business name or else the pirate company will acquisition it for themselves. Companies who have already trademarked their names need not worry about losing their valuable brand to name-buyers trying to make a buck. Once you have a great logo, name, design, or phrase we will help you obtain a trademark and protect the future of your company and brand.
If you feel that your trademarked name, brand, slogan or logo as already been infringed upon, we can help you maintain your trademarked property through litigation, mediation or arbitration with the offending party.
We will help you determine if your intellectual property is secure or if further steps are needed to ensure you are protected and compensated for use.
Contact The Louis Law Firm today at (407) 603-6044 or Toll-Free: (855) 900-2-LAW or (855) 900-2529 and set up a consultation to discuss your intellectual property needs.