What is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property (IP) is a set of legal rights that protect people’s ideas and creations. Inventions, scripts, songs, movies, logos, or even business methods can be protected. When someone creates something, intellectual property registration can be used to protect it. This means that they can be given the exclusive right to use and profit from their creation, and others cannot use it without their permission. IP is divided in to 4 main areas: Patents protect inventions; Trademarks protect brands, business names and logos; Copyrights protect creative works like books, lyrics music, and movies; and Trade Secrets protect confidential business information. If you are a creator, user or owner of intellectual property, it is important to understand your rights and how to protect them.
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Who We Represent
Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned professional, we can equip you with the necessary resources to excel in the world of intellectual property. Our services cater to individuals and businesses in a diverse range of fields, such as film, television, theatre, live entertainment, music, sports, social media, and publishing. We represent a broad spectrum of creative professionals, including producers, directors, actors, dancers, models, singers, musicians, athletes, agents, managers, choreographers, composers, writers, photographers, journalists, influencers, and various other artists and innovators.
What We Do
Our IP lawyers can provide legal consultations to guide you on copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and related agreements. Our team can provide support at every stage of the process. We can help with licensing and assignments, copyright and trademark registrations or terminations, infringement, and protecting or promoting the ideas that propel your business or career.
Copyright law prohibits the unauthorized use of someone’s original work. A work is automatically protected by copyright as soon as it is created and fixed in a tangible form. However, creators may want to consider registering their copyright to obtain additional advantages for effectively enforcing their rights against infringers.
A trademark is a word, symbol, design, slogan, or phrase that serves as a source identifier. It helps consumers recognize and differentiate the goods or services offered by one business from those of others. Businesses often invest substantial resources in their branding efforts to establish a stronger source identifier for their products or services. Trademark law sets guidelines for creating a valid mark and empowers owners to protect their rights against those who try to use their trademarks or similar marks that could confuse consumers or weaken their brand value. As business owners, it is crucial to safeguard and enforce your trademark rights against potential infringers.
Copyright law acknowledges the rights of creators to safeguard their original works from unauthorized use by others. Consequently, individuals who exploit copyrighted material without permission face considerable legal consequences. Nevertheless, it’s important to note that not all creations are eligible for copyright protection, and there exist various defenses against claims of copyright infringement.
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