Introduction to Intellectual Property Law

iStockIntellectual Property is defined as an intangible asset, a creation or process unique to the development of a product. Proper legal protection of your intellectual property ensures that any designs, logos, and creative processes are protected from copycats from the moment the product is created to the moment the final product hits the market.

The purpose of Intellectual Property law, according to the US Constitution, is to assist artists, inventors, and innovators by providing a limited monopoly to protect their creations in the process of delivering their work to the market. This portion of the law deals with patent creations, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Each company and innovator must develop a legal strategy that suits their individual needs. For example, a musician who records and releases a record also needs to consider legally protecting the lyrics and composition of each song, the artwork on the cover of the album, and the band's official logo. Entrepreneurs of all types will benefit from the guidance of an attorney experienced in Intellectual Property law.

Over the next few weeks we'll be talking about some of the key components of Intellectual Property Law:

  • Copyright Law
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition

Contact the Law Office of Robin C May at 859-699-2476 to schedule a complimentary consultation to protect your original, creative work.