If you are a business owner or a creative, your intellectual property rights could be one of your most valuable assets. Both individuals and businesses in New York City need to take steps to protect these assets through copyrights and trademarks.
Whether you are seeking to identify, register or protect a trademark, we can help you protect your intellectual property.
Your business name, logo, slogan, tagline, or domain name can all be registered as your trademarks. Once your trademark is registered, you can bring legal action against anyone who uses your trademarked material without your permission. Our experienced trademark attorneys can take you through all the steps of registration.
Once you have a registered trademark, those protections can last indefinitely. However, trademarks work on a 'use it or lose it' basis, and you must file a regular declaration of continued use statements to keep that trademark protection in place. Our attorneys can help ensure that your trademark remains both registered and not misused. If someone infringes or improperly uses your registered trademark, we can take steps to enforce your trademark protections. Our attorneys can make contact with those misusing your trademark, demand that they cease and desist, and file lawsuits as necessary.
Trademark transactional law
If you wish to monetize your intellectual property, whether through license or sale, our attorneys can guide you through. You may choose to share your registered intellectual property through agreements with other parties. We can broker license agreements on the terms you would like or asset purchase agreements. We can also help you acquire the intellectual property rights of others. If you want to buy, sell or trade in unique assets and intellectual property, an experienced attorney will be familiar with the particular pitfalls and challenges and guide you through.
Trademark and Other Intellectual Property estate planning
Your intellectual property is an asset that you must carefully consider when planning your estate. There are specific laws and timeframes which apply, and you must take steps to decide what should happen to your patents, copyrights, and trademarks. This can be critical for protecting your business and life's work and can encompass your business trademarks, products, and ideas, as well as creative works and designs. Correct estate planning will ensure that this property continues to be protected and remain in the right hands, according to your wishes. Copyright and registered trademarks have their own timeframes, and because of this, we advise our clients to choose a separate executor to handle intellectual property issues in their estates.
From our offices in the heart of Manhattan, on 110 East 59th Street, we can ensure your intellectual property rights are protected. Please call our office to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. Call us today at (646) 884-3319.
For more on trademark law, see our blog.