Many business owners are unaware of the value of their intangible intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks, trade names & trade secrets). Drinkwater Eaton Law Offices will help you understand how to build value by properly acquiring and protecting intellectual property assets.
A copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the exclusive right to copy, distribute, adapt, display, and perform a creative work, usually for a limited time. The creative work may be in a literary, artistic, educational, or musical form.
The firm can assist you in obtaining protection for any copyrights created by you or your employees.
A trademark is a type of intellectual property consisting of a word, symbol or design that identifies products or services from a particular source and distinguishes them from others. All businesses use trademarks to market products and servcies. The firm will ensure that you won't get sued for trademark infringement and that you have protection for your own trademarks.
Trade secrets are a type of intellectual property that includes formulas, practices, processes, designs, instruments, patterns, or compilations of information that have inherent economic value because they are not generally known or readily ascertainable by others, and which you as the owner must take reasonable measures to keep secret.
If you have protected any form of intellectual property, a license contract, allows you to grant a licensee the right to produce, use, sell, and/or display the your protected material. A license can be used to avoid complicated infringement issues and can be a great source of revenue.