Intellectual Property Lawyers
San Diego Intellectual Property Attorneys
Intellectual property (also known as “IP”) involves ownership rights of various types of creative works, inventions or other non-tangible property that a person or business creates. Depending on the particular kind of asset involved, this kind of property can help individuals obtain legal protection for their creations, provide a basis to form or grow a business, and open up the doors for potential profit generation and lucrative licensing opportunities.
If you are a business owner or entrepreneur, safeguarding your intellectual assets as soon as possible should be one of your top concerns. Holm Law Group has extensive experience working with startups, small businesses, and larger organizations, and advising them on various aspects of their businesses. Our San Diego intellectual property attorneys can help you map out your asset strategies, ensure that you maximize the potential of your efforts, and protect you from infringers.
We provide a wide range of services, including trademark protection, copyright registration, fair use analysis, implementing trade secrete measures such as non-disclosure agreements, patent filings and licensing agreements. In addition to transactional services, we also protect your business through dispute resolution, litigation, and eventually trial if necessary. Whatever level of development you are in, we will work closely with you to make sure your businesses is fully protected, and to help enforce your rights against those that infringe on your IP.
Types of Intellectual Property
Intellectual property can be registered or protected through several different methods. Though there are many nuanced and highly relevant forms of protection, the primary “tripod” of IP consists of copyrights, trademarks and patents.
- Copyrights: Protect original creative works, such as books, paintings, music, architecture, software, and much more.
- Trademarks: Protect brand words or symbols used in connection with the sale of goods or services, and prevent competitors from using misleadingly similar names.
- Patents: Protect inventions, innovations and mechanical processes.
Legal protection can also be sought for the theft or forced disclosure of a business’s trade secrets, or privileged information that gives a business an economic advantage.
Our intellectual property lawyers have strong backgrounds the intersecting fields of business law and IP, and can help you identify and secure all of the different methods of IP protection that your business needs.
Importance of Protecting Your Assets
Businesses that do not legally protect their intellectual property risk significant financial and legal consequences. Those that fail to secure their property rights early on may lose potential revenue streams, be exposed to costly litigation to prevent wrongful use of their property, and in a worst case scenario, lose their property rights altogether to another person or business who happens to obtain legal registration first.
IP is a critical concern for most new and small businesses. Strong protection is especially important if you specialize in technology or employ workers who produce creative materials. It is essential to clarify ownership of materials that your employees produce and prevent employees from sharing valuable information with others.
How We Can Help
Each form of intellectual property comes with its own complexities and nuances, and can involve very technical and time consuming processes. But just because you are a motivated entrepreneur or business owner, does not mean you have to become an IP professional. We can help you navigate the technical aspects of IP law, advise you on the most appropriate methods by which to secure your rights, and focus on securing those rights while you focus on running your business. Once those rights are secured, we help enforce them through infringement monitoring, and if necessary will enter into litigation in order to prevent others from using or misappropriating your assets.
Our San Diego intellectual property attorneys can help you ensure that your property, business and long-term prospects are protected. Start taking steps to monetize and protect your efforts today. Call Holm Law Group today at 858-707-5858 to get started with a free consultation.