What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual property is any creation of the mind, whether an invention, a literary or artistic piece of work, a design, name or image, or symbol used in commerce. IP is protected by law with patents, trademarks, or copyrights. This allows people to earn financial benefits or recognition for what they create or invent. At the…

What Is Copyright Protection and How it Works?

A copyright is a form of legal protection for your creative work that excludes others from using it without your consent. A copyright protects original works by an author, like a book or poem, a film, a piece of music or art, or even computer software or a type of architecture. It does not protect…

What is Considered a Trademark Infringement?

A trademark is a type of symbol, sign, word or phrase that is intended to represent a product or company. A trademark can be registered so that no one else may use the same symbol to represent some other product or company. A popular example of a trademark is the one for Apple Computers, which…

What is an IP Strategy Session?

Companies both large and small, become and remain successful because of their creativity and the ideas they develop in order to capture the attention of the consumer or industry market. In an IP strategy session, leaders and members of the company come together to discuss how these ideas, which are intellectual property or IP, will…

What Does a Patent Agent Do?

When you have an invention for which you want to get a patent, you have to be sure that your patent truly protects you and has no legal loopholes. A patent agent is someone who has comprehensive understanding and knowledge of all the rules and regulations that apply to the patenting process. A patent agent…