Intellectual Property Group
General Counsel, P.C.'s attorneys provide full service intellectual property representation to clients.
What is Intellectual Property?
Our attorneys provide full service intellectual property representation to clients. As our culture is becoming more technologically advanced, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to safeguard their ways of doing business. While intellectual property once primarily referred to patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, it also includes computer software and technology developments that enhance business operations and methods.
Our attorneys provide business and legal counsel on protecting rights to new business products, innovative technology, unique methods of doing business, and on safeguarding brand identity. It is important for businesses or inventors to secure intellectual property rights on unique developments or risk having their work stolen without any legal recourse.
How to Protect Intellectual Property
Patents, the strongest guardians of intellectual property, protect innovation. Those possessing new machines, compositions, methods, articles of manufacture, and designs often seek a patent. A patent bestows a property right in the innovation and allows potentially strengthened market presence.
A trademark is a word, phrase, or symbol that is distinctive of goods or services and is used in a manner that identifies those goods or services and distinguishes them from the goods or services of others. Trademark registration is often beneficial for businesses.
Copyright law protects original works of expression. A copyright prevents another from copying literary works; musical works; dramatic works; choreographic works; pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works; motion pictures and other audiovisual works; sound recordings; and other similar devices.
- Trade Secrets
Trade secrets protect innovations that are secret and bestow a commercial advantage to the keeper. It is often advantageous to use trade secret protection rather than patent protection for certain types of inventions. The trade secret protection is very different from the patent protection.
Read the article regarding Intellectual Property in the United States.
General Counsel, P.C. provides highly qualified patent, copyright & trademark infringement representation. Call 703.556.0411 or e-mail us.
Intellectual Property in the United States