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Intellectual Property Law
What Is Intellectual Property Law?
Intellectual property deals with issues regarding the securit...
What Are the Different Types of
Intellectual Property?
There are four types of Intellectual Property:
1. Trademark: These ...
Do I Need a Intellectual Property
Attorney?
If you are an artist, author, engineer, or manager (especially in industries
w...
What Does a Intellectual Property
Lawyer Do?
Protecting an invention, idea, or design might be a challenge. An
experienced...
How Much Does a IP Lawyer Cost?
The cost of an IP Attorney varies from attorney to attorney. Some
IP Lawyers will charge b...
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The Basics of Hiring an Intellectual Property Lawyer

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The basics of hiring an intellectual property lawyer

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The Basics of Hiring an Intellectual Property Lawyer

  1. 1. Intellectual Property Law What Is Intellectual Property Law? Intellectual property deals with issues regarding the security and enforcement of designs, inventions, and artistic works. IP law covers areas such as: • Federal patents • Trademarks • Copyright laws • State secrets • Protection of written and artistic expressions • Infringements • Fair use doctrine
  2. 2. What Are the Different Types of Intellectual Property? There are four types of Intellectual Property: 1. Trademark: These are words, images, and sounds that identify a brand 2. Patents: Patents give an inventor exclusive rights to use, make and sell the invention and can stop others from doing anything with that idea or invention 3. Copyrights: This form of protection covers original music, art, software, or video. 4. Trade Secrets: There are pieces of information such as a recipe, process, or technique that gives a business an advantage over competitors.
  3. 3. Do I Need a Intellectual Property Attorney? If you are an artist, author, engineer, or manager (especially in industries with a great deal of employee mobility), you are likely to encounter intellectual property issues at some point. It is a good idea to consult with an intellectual property lawyer early in any major project. It is often the case that very minor intellectual property issues turn into larger ones because they were not addressed early enough. An experienced lawyer can advise you on what isn’t and what is intellectual property, so that you understand your legal rights with regards to a project.
  4. 4. What Does a Intellectual Property Lawyer Do? Protecting an invention, idea, or design might be a challenge. An experienced IP attorney can help you with the entire process by filing an application for a patent or trademark, defending your patent or trademark, and representing your case Without having knowledge of intellectual property laws, it may be a difficult process for you. An intellectual property lawyer will help with everything that is connected with your intellectual property to protect your rights and your inventions.
  5. 5. How Much Does a IP Lawyer Cost? The cost of an IP Attorney varies from attorney to attorney. Some IP Lawyers will charge by the hour and some will charge on a flat fee basis. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the cost varies based on the attorney’s experience and type of legal service requested. Hiring a patent attorney can be between $4,000 - $10,000. This might be a great deal of money, but in the long run, an IP lawyer could save you more than you paid out.
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