Intellectual Property

The first step to any great busi­ness is a great idea. How­ever, some­times oth­ers will try and cap­i­tal­ize on that idea and take advan­tage of your hard work and cre­ativ­ity.
Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty is the law cov­ers the gen­eral areas of Patents, Trade­marks, Copy­rights and Trade Design which aim to pro­tect those who have an orig­i­nal idea. Your ideas have value, and those ideas should be protected.

Briefly,
A patent pro­tects inven­tions or discoveries.

A Copy­right pro­tects orig­i­nal works of author­ship includ­ing lit­er­ary, dra­matic, musi­cal, and artis­tic works, such as poetry, nov­els, movies, songs, com­puter soft­ware, and architecture.

A Trade­mark pro­tects words, phrases, sym­bols, or designs iden­ti­fy­ing the source of the goods or ser­vices of one party and dis­tin­guish­ing them from those of others.

This is not an exhaus­tive list of all the dif­fer­ent types of intel­lec­tual prop­erty but cov­ers the most com­mon types you will encounter.

All intel­lec­tual prop­erty is gov­erned by the United States Patent and Trade­mark Office (USTPO) and the first step is to file an appli­ca­tion for your Patents, Trade­marks, Copy­rights. As with any Gov­ern­ment Agency these appli­ca­tions require a level of exper­tise to ensure that your appli­ca­tion is accepted the first time. It is always best to have a pro­fes­sional assist you in this process.

At the Scafide Law Firm we have years of expe­ri­ence not only apply­ing for these appli­ca­tions but also help­ing our clients defend their rights when they are infringed upon. We zelously advo­cate to ensure that our clients intel­lec­tual prop­erty is pro­tected the same way we would pro­tect your real or per­sonal property.

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