While our focus at the Oakley Law Group is on estate planning and closely related practice areas, we are frequently asked about issues involving intellectual property. As an additional resource for our clients, we maintain a list of practitioners who we feel confident will provide sound counsel and legal representation in this area. Should you need a referral, please feel free to call our office and we will be happy to provide a few recommendations.
Artwork, computer software, domain names, photographs, audiovisual creations, written materials and trademarks are but some of the many items that constitute intellectual property. If you are an individual or company involved in the creation of “intellectual” products such as these, you need to protect your creations—and you need legal counsel from attorneys who are experienced with the complex issues involved in intellectual property. An experienced intellectual property lawyer can guide you through every aspect of protecting your work, and answer questions such as:
- What is involved in getting my written work copywrited?
- How do I register my creation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office?
- If I’ve already registered a trademark, do I have to renew it? If so, when?
- What should I do if I think my intellectual property has been stolen or used without my permission?