Tools of the Trade

Which One is Right for You?

 

Copyrights

A copyright gives you the exclusive right to make copies, prepare derivative works, sell or distribute copies, and display their work to the public. Our firm assists clients in the registration and enforcement of your creative work.

Trademarks

Building a strong, distinct identity is key to distinguishing yourself from the competition. Federal registration allows the trademark owner to stop anyone from using the trademark in a similar business, anywhere in the United States.

Patents

Patents refer to the right granted for anyone who invents a new, process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter. Patents provide the right to exclude someone else from making, using, selling, offering to sell the patented invention. 

Corporate Counsel

Outside corporate counsel works closely with businesses to gain an in-depth understanding of their activities and objectives providing a host of necessary services including corporate formation, partnership and employee agreements, commercial contracts, stock option plans and corporate governance, on an “as needed” basis.

Licensing

A license allows an intellectual property holder (licensor) to transfer their exclusive rights to that property onto a third party (licensee).  These agreements are usually conveyed for a limited term, in particular markets or geographic areas, and only include those rights or other limitations the licensor makes available.

Trade Secrets

Trade secrets refer to information that businesses actively keep secret in order to maintain advantages over their competitors.  Examples of instruments that help ensure secrecy include non-disclosure, confidentiality and non-compete agreements.