Intellectual Property Dispute?
Los Angeles Business Lawyer Robert G. Klein Fights for Your Creations
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, he or she may be earning money by leeching off your inspiration and hard work. Business attorney Robert G. Klein can help defend your creation and put a stop to misappropriation. He has nearly 30 years of experience managing intellectual property litigation, and he can guide you through the many intricacies associated with such cases.
Who Owns 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.
What Can I Do About Trademark Infringement or Copyright Infringement?
When you face copyright infringement or theft, the owner of the property has the right to sue for damages. Stealing 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 rights.
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.
Business Litigation Attorneys for Intellectual Property Rights
If you or your company has been the victim of intellectual property infringement, or if you wish to protect your intellectual property from potential abuse, contact a business attorney at today. You can reach our firm by calling (323) 653-3900 ext. 110 or by submitting a contact form on the side of the page. We can review your potential case at no charge.