CREATIONS OF THE MIND
“... Intellectual property is the oil of the 21 century. Look at the richest men a hundred years ago; they all made their money extracting natural resources or moving them around. All today's richest men have made their money out of intellectual property.”
Intellectual property (IP) is a broad term that refers to rights and interests that a person has over what are called "creations of the mind." These rights can flow to a person directly from having created (or co-created) the property, or from acquiring ownership of the rights (by purchase, gift or bequest), or from licensing the rights from the true owner. Some intellectual property matters, such as patent law, require highly specialized training and education. Other IP practice areas are endemic to the IP-minded, business-law practitioner's trade.
Whatever area of IP law is implicated by your business, the issues are not just complex and fascinating for the lawyer, but pragmatic and valued-added for the IP owner. Among the matters on which I can advise and counsel you concerning your business' valuable IP are the following:
- Assignment agreements
- Copyright registration applications
- Joint development agreements
- License agreements
- Non disclosure (trade secret) agreements (NDA's)
- Trademark availability searches
- Trademark co-existence agreements
- Trademark consent agreements
- Trademark registration and servicemark registration
- Work-made-for-hire agreements
For business owners, sole proprietors, and budding entrepreneurs not quite ready to formally retain a business attorney, I am working on an online document e-Store. It will include a library of simple, common business documents. Some will be downloadable for free, and others available for purchase. They will be fillable contract templates. Click here to visit the future home of the WLF Document e-Store for more details.
I would love the chance to get to know you and your business, for you to consider me a professional resource to help protect the proverbial goose that lays golden eggs—your trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property. Make an appointment now for a free consultation.