Santa Clarita Intellectual Property Litigation
Protecting Business Interests in Los Angeles & Beyond
Intellectual property includes protected ideas, inventions, words or symbols, designs, including trade secrets that distinguish a service or product. Disputes can arise when there are violations against the protected intellectual property. The idea behind intellectual property rights is to encourage creative minds to invent useful products, technologies, processes, and media without fear of theft. Creators are entitled to profit from their creations and to benefit from protection of their intellectual property rights. Businesses often use trade secrets to protect their marketing, new products, product formulas, and other aspects of their business that gives them a cutting edge or unique place in the business world. Intellectual property litigation cases can be complex and require knowledge and resources from an experienced legal team.
Poole Shaffery have represented a wide variety of intellectual property cases for large businesses and corporations. With the widespread use of computers on a global level, businesses are more vulnerable to intellectual property violations than ever before. Bogus products based on your IP can make massive profits in other countries without your knowledge. Large and small businesses and corporations lose millions each year due to idea or product theft. It is important to seek legal advice from a Los Angeles IP litigation attorney for help with an intellectual property issue.
The firm you chose to represent you in an intellectual property litigation matter can make a difference in the outcome of the case. Their seasoned trial lawyers are aggressive in the areas of intellectual property rights and represent the best interests of clients at each step of the legal proceedings. They have handled cases that involve commercial litigation, employment law, business litigation, and other areas of practice. Through utilizing the option of arbitration and mediation, many cases settle, but that is not always the outcome. They are ready to take cases to trial when necessary and are experienced at the appellate level.
Intellectual Property in the Business World
Intellectual property rights protect against unfair competition or theft and fraud. The rights can include:
- Trademark - Distinguishing word, symbol, or other item that is unique and sets one apart from another such as company logo or brand name or internet domain names for example
- Copyright - Music, art, written materials, and other creations as opposed to products covered by patents
- Trade Secrets - Businesses use this for protection of their operations, marketing, client/customer lists, and other secrets that give them an advantage in the competitive world
Businesses use trade secrets to protect their intellectual property through the use of confidential and non-competition agreements. To receive a patent, the creator must obtain it through the court system and it has an expiration date that must be renewed to keep the protection in force. Copyrights and trade secrets do not require court applications and that protection may last forever. Intellectual property rights also extend in specific circumstances to ideas that are used by someone else and who profits from it.
If you have an intellectual property issue, you need legal advice and guidance from a reputable firm with a proven track area in winning cases and protecting their clients. They work hard to protect intellectual property assets of businesses and corporations. These cases are often difficult, making it important to have the legal help from a firm that gets results for their clients.
The firm handles license agreements, confidential agreements and other legal agreements that can assist clients with protection of their intellectual properties. Contact the Santa Clarita business lawyers at Poole Shaffery for immediate information and assistance in intellectual property litigation, whether as defendant or plaintiff. The firm has prevailed in numerous difficult and complex cases in civil and federal courts.