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Intellectual Property

As an inventor, creator or entrepreneur, ensuring that you maintain ownership and rights to your intellectual property is crucial in today’s high-tech world. Whether it’s protection of patents, trade secrets, information technology, or other creative and unique work, we at Oppenheim Law know the importance of ensuring that our clients receive full compensation for the fruits of your creative labor. From filmmakers and artists to developers of life-changing inventions and devices, we have worked with clients from the ground up in protecting their intellectual property, assisting them in filing for copyright or trademark protection, and developing non-disclosure agreements and licensing agreements to permit limited use of their intellectual property by others. When others have violated those agreements, or used intellectual property without proper consent or without compensating the owner properly for such use, we have voraciously litigated on behalf of our clients to ensure that they maintain complete control and derive fair payment for the use of their property.

What is Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Law?

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind. Artistic works, literary pieces, software code, logos, slogans, designs and inventions fall into this field. Hence, IP Law is the area of practice of law in charge of protecting the rights of authors, inventors and owners of those creations.

What are the rights of IP owners?

The owners of IP have similar rights those held by real estate or personal property owners. Even though the concept is sometimes harder to grasp, owners of IP can sell, transfer, license and economically profit from their creative products in a similar fashion owners of tangible property do.  Protecting and transacting with IP assets is not only necessary for businesses but it can evolve into a big generator of profit.

Where do I have IP rights?

IP transactions require a clear understanding of several areas of the law at a federal, state and international level.  IP legal protection mechanisms are territorial in nature: every country is free to set their own IP law, actually in the U.S. states have some freedom to regulate some aspects too. Therefore, IP owners may have a combination of state, federal and international rights. Nonetheless, globalization has pushed almost all jurisdictions to participate in international harmonization efforts. Those efforts are currently embed in a group of international treaties, such as a the Madrid Protocol, the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS), the Berne convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, and the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, that allow owners of IP to benefit and profit from their IP assets in other countries.  The U.S. is part of most IP treaties giving American businesses, nationals and residents access to a wide variety of international IP rights.

What is a Trademark?

Trademarks are symbols or words used to designate the source of products or services. Owners of Trademarks are protected based on the government’s interest in fostering a fair market. Fairness in trademark law does not mean lack of competition, on the contrary trademark law is designed to foster competition by making sure that consumers can clearly distinguish each product or service.

What Are Trade Secrets ?

What is a Trade Secret? A trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information not generally known or reasonably ascertainable by others such as customer lists and marketing data.

What does an IP lawyer do?

An IP lawyer is skilled in  intellectual property,  which includes rules for properly securing and enforcing legal rights to inventions, designs, & artwork.

What is a Copyright?

Along with Patents, Copyrights are the “Classic IP Assets” as their protection is contemplated in the Constitution. A Copyright is a form of protection granted to authors of original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. It prevents others from reproducing, preparing derivative works, distributing copies, performing or displaying works without the author’s permission.  Protected works can be literary, dramatic, musical or audiovisual. Copyrights attach as soon as the work is created and fixed in a tangible form that is directly perceptible or perceptible with the aid of a machine or device.

We can help you navigating IP Law!

The protection of IP creates new jobs, strengthens industries and enhances the quality of life. As an inventor, creator or entrepreneur, ensuring that you maintain ownership and rights to your intellectual property is crucial in today’s high-tech world.

Whether it’s protection of trade secrets, information technology, marketing material, or other creative and unique work, at Oppenheim Law we understand the importance of ensuring that our clients receive full compensation for the fruits of their creative labor. We have worked with clients from the ground up in all areas of intellectual property, trademark and copyrights law.

Oppenheim Law Handles:

  • Copyright Registration
  • Copyright Enforcement and Litigation
  • Patent
  • Trademark Selection and Clearance
  • Trademark Registration
  • Trademark Enforcement and Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • IP Licensing, Assignments and Merchandising Agreements
  • IP Portfolio Management
  • Brand Development and Monitoring
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Preparing and Responding to Cease and Desist Letters

Should you be involved in a dispute over your intellectual property, please feel free to contact us online or give us a call at 954-384-6114 and we will be glad to respond to your inquiry.

Oppenheim Law | Florida Intellectual Property Attorneys
2500 Weston Rd #404
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331