PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHTS & TRADE SECRETS

 

The field of “intellectual property” includes protectable products of the human intellect.  The most well-known products are patents, trademarks and copyrights.  The field also includes concepts of trade-secrets, publicity rights, and rights against unfair competition.  Intellectual property not only protects your ideas, it can protect your reputation—not allowing others to profit from or ruin your reputation through using similar slogans, marks, designs, etc.

Intellectual property is not the first thing on most business owner’s minds, but the likelihood is that you do have something worth protecting.  It is important that if you choose to get assistance regarding your intellectual property, you find someone who understands you and your business, and who understands how to protect those valuable assets in a cost-effective manner.  CMDG is confident that we can assist you in this regard.  CMDG is able to provide you with this service through its years of experience in the field of business advising and through the direction of one of the few licensed patent attorneys in the region.  The question is usually not whether you have intellectual property, but whether it makes sense to protect the intellectual property you have.  When reviewing your potential intellectual property, our mission is to help you develop an understanding of how intellectual property can help advance your overall interests.

The other aspect of our intellectual property practice is to help prosecute a claim against those who would wrongfully use your property or defend you against such a claim.  This process often begins with a formal demand—usually a Cease & Desist Letter—and may end in litigation.  CMDG has the experience to lead you through each step of this process, all the way from the first visit to argument before the Idaho Supreme Court.

If you are ready to discuss how CMDG can help you in this field, please contact us today.