Los Angeles Intellectual Property Infringement Attorney Robert G. Klein Explains Your Rights and Options
Intellectual property (IP) refers to property that is the product of creative thought. Such property may involve literary works, artistic creations or musical compositions. Inventions are the inventor’s intellectual property, as are patents, trademarks and designs used in business. Intellectual property is often abstract and may be protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, or patent law. If someone is using your intellectual property without your permission, they may be earning money by leeching off your inspiration and hard work. Los Angeles intellectual property infringement lawyer Robert G. Klein can help defend your creation and put a stop to misappropriation.
Intellectual Property Rights
The initial rights to intellectual property rest with the creator. Such professionals working under ‘work for hire’ contracts may have already assigned the rights to their intellectual property to the companies they work for, but when created independently, the creator has the sole and exclusive right to dispose of the rights to their property as he or she sees fit.
Industrial properties are another form of intellectual properties that, while created by a company employee, belong exclusively to the company. Industrial properties are commonly created for business, not artistic, use.
Intellectual Property Infringement
When you face copyright infringement or theft, the owner of the property has the right to sue for damages. Stealing an intellectual property may include using an original story idea to create a competing story or using an original song melody to create a competing album. A trade secret leaked in a meeting or conference may be stolen by a competitor and exploited against the original creator. The illegal reproduction of art, movies, music and other entertainment media also falls under the theft of intellectual property.
If you or your company faces intellectual property infringement, it is important that you work with a seasoned litigator who knows the complexities of intellectual property law. The theft of something as nebulous as a story pitch or as business-centered as a trademark may do irreparable harm to your profession or corporation, and seeking damages from the thief may be the only way to receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
Professionals in Intellectual Property Litigation
Robert G. Klein is a Los Angeles intellectual property infringement attorney who is capable of representing your case for intellectual property theft. He has over 25 years of experience in managing intellectual property law suits, and can guide you through the many intricacies associated with such cases.
If you or your company has been the victim of intellectual property infringement, or if you merely wish to protect your intellectual property from potential abuse, contact a proven Los Angeles intellectual property infringement attorney at KLEIN today. You can reach us by calling (213) 996-8508 or by submitting a contact form on the side of the page. We can review your potential case at no charge.