Your Intellectual Property Matters
Whether you are running an S corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, nonprofit organization or sole proprietorship, locally or globally, your work products – otherwise known as your intellectual property – may qualify for protection so you can maintain the right to monetizing your original concepts. Your trademark, for example, gives notice that your quality and types of goods or services are associated with your brand. If another business uses your registered trademark, you may be able to seek a legal action.
Your work products may be a specific technological process unique to your business, your trademark or service mark, original writing or ingredients, a software program, industrial property, a system, artwork, music or logos. When you register your intellectual property with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), you are able to protect your right to exclusive use and ownership transfer. But not all applications for patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property qualify for federal protection. Durations for protection will also vary.
Our experienced intellectual property lawyers at the law firm of Gorman & Williams can help you safeguard your business’s valuable IP, locally and nationally. We will also investigate how best to protect your work product on a global scale if you intend to reach an international market.
IP Law Is Complex
Our attorneys can help you understand how to tap into state and federal protection for your intellectual property. Our skilled attorneys can help you as an individual or your business, with matters such as:
- IP conveyance
- Filing for trademarks
- Applying for a copyright or patent
- Registration or re-registration
- Reinstatement applications
The USPTO has strict timelines for submitting applications, with lengthy details about the original concept or idea you wish to protect. To further complicate matters, the USPTO offices require interviews to be conducted remotely by video or telephone. At Gorman & Williams, we are more accessible, and we not only help you understand the process, but we also help you meet deadlines.
We regularly handle litigation for trademark, copyright and patent infringement cases in court as well as before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Our lawyers have built a solid reputation amongst our peers as a resource for litigation and the licensing of all types of intellectual property rights.
Protect Your Original Concepts And Technology
No matter the size of your business, contact Gorman & Williams in Baltimore or Washington, D.C., to explore your options and to protect your valuable IP or technological process. Send us an email or call our office in Baltimore at 410-929-1921 or our Washington, D.C., office at 202-990-7611 to schedule a consultation soon.