At Pacific Trial Attorneys, we are experienced IP lawyers. We believe that understanding how intellectual property assets can be developed, protected, and utilized to generate a competitive advantage is a fundamental aspect of our IP strategy offering. We assist our clients, both individuals and businesses, with identifying, protecting, managing and defending a myriad of intellectual property assets. From patent, trademarks, and copyrights, to trade secret, data privacy and domain name issues, our lawyers are versed in all nuances of intellectual property law
A copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Despite the amount of time, energy, and resources that our clients may put into protecting their content, in today’s digital world, it only requires only a simple click of a mouse for an infringer to violate valuable copyrights.
Copyright holders victimized by infringement are entitled to actual or statutory damages and, in many cases, attorney’s fees. Injunctive relief in the form of temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions are also remedies our attorneys seek to protect our clients.
Businesses work tirelessly creating, investing in, and strengthening their trademark, or word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. Some examples include brand names, slogans, and logos. Securing a trademark registration is not required, but doing so provides exclusive rights to prevent unauthorized use of the trademark and allows the trademark holder to recover certain damages, such as a monetary damages, an injunction, and attorney’s fees.
Protecting your trade secrets is key to maintaining a competitive edge. Businesses have a range of information that can be protected by trade secret law, including business plans, supplier list, customer lists, even purchasing habits. Unfortunately, however, unless a business takes reasonable steps to safeguard the information it may lose the right to enforce any legal protection.
Our savvy trade secret attorneys will work closely with your business to identify trade secrets, put proper employee agreements in place, and maintain your enforceability – allowing your business to keep its advantage.
A patent is an exclusive right given by law to inventors to make use of, and exploit, their inventions for a limited period of time. The owner of a patent has the legal authority to exclude others from making, using, or selling the claimed invention in that country without their consent, for a fixed period of time.
To discuss whether your idea is patentable or how to defend against patent infringement, contact the patent lawyers at Pacific Trial Attorneys.
Intellectual property plays a significant role in today’s business climate. Protecting IP rights means protecting your bottom line. Reach out to our attorneys to learn more.