Intellectual Property Litigation
According to Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution, Congress has the power “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”
In either words, it has the right to regulate intellectual property, and it has expanded on this power through the passage of various laws, with one of the the most well-known being the Copyright Law of 1976.
Protecting Yourself and Your Intellectual Property
All of these laws mean that the world of intellectual property can be a bit confusing. It’s often difficult to know when something is eligible for protection, and many companies miss out on the chance to secure their competitive advantage by not taking the necessary steps to protect their intellectual property.
Something else that often happens is that companies miss when someone else has violated their intellectual property rights.
No matter what happens though, if you’re dealing with intellectual property, there’s a good chance you will, at some point, need help with litigation services.
At IPS Legal Group, we’ve been practicing intellectual property law for decades, and we’re standing by, ready to help, should you need legal counsel and service. Get in touch today or read on to find out some of the ways we can help you with intellectual property litigation.
Patents protect designs, invention, methods, techniques, etc. They typically last for 20 years, and, during that time, no one except the patent holder, and official licensees, can make use of the information contained in the patent.
If you have a patent and suspect someone might be violating it, or if you’ve been accused of doing so, then you will need to hire an intellectual property law firm to help you navigate the courts and protect yourself.
Trademark and Copyright Infringement
Trademarks protect logos and other items that distinguish one company from another, whereas copyrights protect original work, such as writing, music, painting, design, etc.
Again, in the event there has been a copyright or trademark infringement, you will need to hire a lawyer to defend you. There is often a lot of gray area in these cases, and so you need someone to help you understand the law and craft the best possible case.
Trade Secrets Violations
Trade secrets are similar to patents in that they protect things unique and special to your business. But they are different in that they last forever and also don’t need to be disclosed publicly.
Because of this, spotting trade secrets violations can sometimes be tricky, and it can be equally as difficult to defend yourself if you’ve been accused. Hiring the right intellectual property litigation team is essential to keeping yourself safe from the law.
Licensing agreements allow those who don’t hold intellectual property rights to still use it. However, the exact nature of this use is going to depend on the specifics of the licensing agreement you have negotiated.
Violating a licensing agreement constitutes an infringement on your intellectual property rights and may need to be handled in court. Whether you’ve been accused or think someone is abusing the licensing agreements you’ve issued, let IPS Legal Group handle your case and set things straight.
Trust IPS Legal Group with Your Intellectual Property Litigation Needs
Litigation can be a costly and time-consuming process. So, if you do have to go this route, it’s important you work with a format that will put you in the best position for success.
Our team of lawyers at IPS Legal Group has decades worth of experience litigating intellectual property laws in a number of different industries. We are uniquely prepared to understand your case and fight it in court. So, if your intellectual property challenges are pushing you towards court, get in touch today to see how we can help. We’re looking forward to working with you!