Intellectual property is a treasure - especially in today's tech-driven, global market. Everyone from individual eBay entrepreneurs to multi-million-dollar conglomerates should have their intellectual property legal ducks in a row. Back in the day, businesses protected logos and taglines. That's it. But times have changed. To maintain a competitive edge in today's market, protect everything from promotional pictures to blog content.
According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), intellectual property is:
"Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce."
The primary intellectual property rights include:
Additionally, some states, like California, also have "right of publicity" statutes.
The Gordon Law Group helps startups, businesses, and entrepreneurs with intellectual property legal needs. As a full-service boutique law firm, our clients are of all sizes and come from myriad industries.
A patchwork of international treaties, constitutional articles, federal statutes, case law, and state laws govern intellectual property standards in the United States. These include:
Some intellectual property rights are automatic. However, the U.S. Intellectual Property Office recommends: "Always register [intellectual property] to protect yourself and to make the most of your IP rights."
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