Intellectual Property

Examples of intellectual property include music, books, movies, artwork, product names, logos, slogans and packaging, inventions that qualify for patent protection and information that is kept secret and not commonly known. Over the years, a variety of laws have evolved giving intellectual works the same protections that real estate or other forms of "property". In that way, intellectual property is bought, sold, “leased”, etc. like a house or a car.

 

The trademark, licensing and copyright fields are not nearly as complex as the patent field, and they do not require a specialized scientific or technical background. Given the importance of intellectual property to their success, companies aggressively protect intellectual property. Patents are by far one of the most useful means for protecting intellectual property, and companies are continually investing aggressively in the prosecution of patents. The fact that there are so few patent attorneys compounds the demand for them at most points in time.
Attorneys are generally involved in protecting this type of intellectual property, and their involvement could be in one or more areas of the intellectual property field. Here are the primary areas of Intellectual Property law:

• Trademark
• Copyright
• Trade Secret
• Patent
• Licensing
• Trade Secret
• Internet/Digital Media

Here is a more detailed list of services:

Intellectual property protection landscape/strategy
Trademark filing search strategy, search and filing, patent prosecution
IP protection agreements

Licensing, income generation programs
Trade secret strategy
Work-for-hire and copyright protection
Confidentiality agreements
Patent protection management options
Employee confidentiality and IP ownership agreement
Service provider/consulting agreement with IP assignment
Unidirectional non-disclosure agreement
Form copyright assignment
Form model releases