Intellectual Property

It is not uncommon for many of a business’s most valuable assets to be its intellectual property – the ideas, inventions, creations, and identifying symbols the business creates to market its brand or sell its products. Imagine the financial harm that could result if Coca-Cola’s signature formula for its cola soft drink was illegally divulged and copied by its competitors, or if the famous Apple logo was used by another technology company as a way of increasing that company’s sales. Unfortunately for many business owners, protecting their company’s intellectual property is not a priority. Many may not think to consult with a California intellectual property attorney until after they discover their ideas and inventions have been copied and used by a competitor. By then, it may be too late to prevent the financial harm that often results when a competitor obtains your business’s secrets. Sehgal Law PC is here to help you.

What Sehgal Law PC Can Do for You 

  • Applying for and Registering intellectual property protection: 

    • Trademarks

    • Copyrights

  • Handling Copyright & Trademark Office Actions

It is important to know what intellectual property protection is available for your situation before applying: Attempting to apply for a copyright for an intangible idea, for instance, will waste your time and resources. Not only this, but the application process can be confusing and difficult to complete. I can advise you as to what intellectual property protection is available and appropriate for your situation and assist you in completing the requisite application process.

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Frequently Asked Questions About California Business Law

Because of the complexity of intellectual property law, it is common for business owners to have many questions about their legal situation and their rights. Some of these questions might include:

  • Is my creation/invention/idea able to be protected? This depends on the facts of your situation. Each type of intellectual property protection (copyright, trademark, patent, etc.) has specific requirements that must be met before that protection will be bestowed upon your intellectual property. Sehgal Law PC can help you determine what, if any, protection your creation or idea is entitled to under the law.

  • How soon should I apply for protection? Generally speaking, the sooner you apply for intellectual property protection, the better off you and your business will be. By employing an intellectual property attorney early, you will be able to apply for protection for your eligible intellectual property – and receive the benefits of protection – as soon as possible.

  • What constitutes infringement? A case of infringement or unlawful use of your intellectual property depends on the facts of the situation as well as the type of protection you have in place. In general, though, intellectual property protection prevents another person from using your intellectual property to create its own derivative products, products similar to your own, and/or using your company’s brand or logo to market products or services that are similar to your business’s.

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