Trademark & Copyright Lawyer
Unlike other assets, IP is not a tangible thing. It's a legal means to protect scientific and artistic works in the forms of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Each form of IP is designed to protect a specific type creative work and we can help you setup and protect.
Things to Consider When Hiring a
San Diego Trademark & Copyright Lawyer
How to Protect Intellectual Property
As a business owner, it's important to protect your creations and ideas. Trademarks, copyrights and patents are not something to be taken lightly.
Whether it's registering, protecting or litigating infringement cases, you need the right legal team who can ensure your business is covered.
With decades of combined experience in intellectual property, Slate Law Group is here to help.
What is a Trademark?
Trademarks are letters, words, numbers, shapes, symbols, or a designed combination of all of the above that distinguish a particular good or service from others and designate for consumers the source of that good or service.
Trademark registration lasts for the duration of its use in commerce, which means so long as your goods and/or services are being bought or sold, you can maintain protection and prohibit anyone from profiting off the goodwill of your brand.
What is a Copyright?
A copyright is a creation that is fixed and tangible. That’s why an idea, fact or general “concept” can’t be protected. Only a specific creative work like a book, painting or song can be copyrighted.
It’s why you hear about people “stealing songs”. Remember the “Under Pressure” and “Ice Ice Baby” song debacle? A plagiarism suit was threatened because of how similar Ice Ice sounded to the Queen/Bowie tune.
Think You Need a Copyright or Trademark Attorney?
If you are interested in having a brand name, logo or other business element trademarked or copyrighted, talk to our business attorney team in San Diego and find out if you’re eligible.
In some instances and in some form, your idea might already be patented by another company. Being able to navigate the process and making a clear case for your ideas distinction is key.
Give us a call and see how we can help.