3 Facts about Intellectual Property
When you invent something new and you plan to profit from your invention, you are strongly encouraged to protect your idea legally before you roll it out onto the market. In an ideal world, you would be able to profit from your work without the fear of it getting stolen and someone else claiming the credit. Since it is not an ideal world, an Edmonton IP Lawyer is at your disposal to help you.
Here are three facts about intellectual property you should know.
Intellectual Property Types
There are four main types of intellectual property. The types are copyrights, patents and trademarks as well as trade secrets. Copyrights protect works you have authored including books, movies and drawings. Patents protect features you invented like the design of an electronic device or a specific application command. Trademarks protect brands, and secret information is protected under trade secrets. Depending on what you have invented, you may need one or more intellectual property types for full protection. An IP lawyer can help you navigate the waters.
Intellectual Property Laws
If you follow the news, especially news related to business and technology, you may notice that there will usually be two companies attempting to secure their right to a particular invention through intellectual property law. The spread of technology and software has made these waters more difficult to navigate since it is more difficult to determine the true owner in collaborative efforts, for example. For this reason, it is wise to attain the services of an IP lawyer sooner rather than later. Laws are set up the protect the inventor.
Hiring an IP Lawyer
While you can very well invent something new and incur no legal problems, hiring the services of an Edmonton IP Lawyer offers a safety net in case the unexpected happens.
Contact Trademarks & Patents Lawyer today to learn more about the process and what they can do for you.