Intellectual Property Law

by admin on October 28, 2010

Intellectual property law is the area of law that deals with protecting the rights of those who create original works. It covers everything from original plays and novels to inventions and company identification marks. The purpose of intellectual property laws is to encourage new technologies, artistic expressions and inventions while promoting economic growth. When individuals know that their creative work will be protected and that they can benefit from their labor, they are more likely to continue to produce things that create jobs, develop new technology, make processes more efficient, and create beauty in the world around us.

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There are three main branches of  intellectual property law for protecting intellectual property in the United States: copyrights, patents and trademarks. Copyrights protect the expressive arts and give owners exclusive rights to reproduce, display,  or perform their work. Patents protect an invention from being made, sold or used by others for a certain period of time. Trademarks protect the names and identifying marks of products and companies. The purpose of trademarks is to make it easy for consumers to distinguish competitors from each other.

There are strict laws in place to protect intellectual property rights. When intellectual property rights are violated, it is important to hire an intellectual property lawyer. An experienced attorney can help you sue for damages that include lost royalties. If your case is successful, the person who violated your intellectual property rights may be required to pay for all of your legal fees in addition to compensating you for using your work without your permission.

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