Intellectual property law helps secure your inventions, designs, and artistic works. Under this law, your intellectual property is protected by a trademark, copyright, or a patent registration.
- Trademark: a recognizable sign, design, or symbol that distinguishes a product from other similar products (an original logo designed for a company).
- Copyright: exclusive rights to the creator to use and distribute original works of authorship of literary works (poetry, novels, plays, songs).
- Patent: exclusive rights to the creator for an invention of a product or a new way of doing something.
When Do I Need an Intellectual Property Lawyer?
Whether you are an author, musician, scientist, or artist, you may need an intellectual property lawyer to review your creation and file the appropriate protection documents. If you are writing a book, a copyright lawyer may help you with matters relating to copyright your original work. When negotiating with a media company, you may want to talk to a trademark attorney to protect your name and image. A patent attorney, on the other hand, can help you secure the concept of a machine, technological improvement, or any new product.
Conversely, a seasoned intellectual property lawyer can assist in an infringement case as well. Infringement is the use of original works protected by a copyright, trademark, or patent without permission.
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Contact the Lawyer Referral Service so our trained referral counselors can listen to your issue related to intellectual property law. We then evaluate your case to refer you to an Austin lawyer or to a local resource in the area.
The first consultation with an attorney is free of charge for up to 30 minutes. The consultation may be subject to additional fees if it goes beyond 30 minutes. If you need more than one referral to find the right lawyer, we can help with that.
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