Intellectual property is a broad category of property rights that generally refers to creations of the mind. This includes, among other things, inventions, literary, motion picture, music and other artistic works, symbols, logos, names, photographs, and various industrial and fanciful designs whether used in commerce or otherwise.
The intellectual property “umbrella” includes trademarks, trade secrets, trade dress, patents, copyrights, unfair competition, and name and likeness rights. As discussed elsewhere on this site, the three most common rights referred to under the intellectual property (IP) umbrella are patents, trademarks and copyrights. Patents generally cover inventions, trademarks cover logos, slogans, and even sounds, and copyrights cover literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, as well as artistic works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and architectural designs.
When applying for any of these IP rights, or when seeking to either protect these rights or defend against a claim of infringement, it is critical that one select an attorney who specializes in intellectual property matters. As a commercial litigator with a specialty in intellectual property disputes, I have nearly 15 years of experience litigating complex copyright, trademark and patent disputes, as well as claims for trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and the unlawful use of another’s name and likeness. My clients include global corporations, start-up and individuals. My goal is always the same: to provide the strongest and most intelligent legal representation available at a reasonable rate in order to achieve the goals you desire.
Jonathan Pink is a business lawyer with a specialty in copyright, patent and trademark litigation. His clients include many of the biggest names in the automotive and motorcycle aftermarket parts industries, and one of world’s largest media companies. He has extensive experience in a wide range of intellectual property and commercial disputes including breach of contract, fraud, and the misappropriation of trade secrets. He can be reached at 949.223.7173, or at email@example.com, and his full profile can be viewed at www.bryancave.com.
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