Intellectual property (“IP”) is a term referring to a number of distinct types of creations of the mind for which a set of exclusive rights are recognized. Under IP law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets such as music, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; words, phrases, symbols, and designs. These exclusive rights allow owners of IP to benefit from the property they have created by providing a financial incentive for the creation of and investment in IP. JK. Winters P.C. can assist in the application process, contracts, IP maintenance steps, and more.
Common types of Intellectual Property include:
- Agreements on Trade Related Aspects of IP rights (TRIPs)
- Industrial Design Rights
- Public Domain
- Trade Secrets
- Service marks
- Fair dealing
- Trade dress
If your IP is used, copied, or exploited without your permission, legal action may need to be taken. Our attorneys can guide you through the steps necessary to protect your IP as well as assist if a dispute arises.