Intellectual property (or “IP”) is a form of property ownership relating primarily to creations of the mind, such as inventions, literature, music, artwork, brands, and more. Even an individual or startup business may have intellectual property rights in its assets, such as the website, brand name, videos, or photos.
The main categories of intellectual property are copyrights, trademarks, and patents. Each of these types of IP may be registered with the government, and owned as property by an individual or business entity. In addition, trade secrets are also recognized as a form of IP. However, the primary protection in trade secrets comes from its secrecy and confidentiality, as opposed to registration.
West Coast Trial Lawyers provides a range of IP and Internet law services for our entertainment clients. If you would like assistance in identifying or protecting your IP, contact West Coast Trial Lawyers today to speak with an intellectual property lawyer. By consulting with one of our attorneys, you can establish your intellectual property rights as an artist early on, so they may be properly registered and protected against unauthorized use.
We have represented many entertainment clients over the past fifteen years, and aggressively fight for to protect the rights of our artists from unauthorized use.
Call West Coast Trial Lawyers today, toll free at (888) 539-9582, or email us, to discuss your intellectual property rights. Consultations are always free, and our attorneys are available to help 24 hours a day.