If you think of any large and successful business, they all share one thing in common regardless of their industry: An enduring slogan, motto, or symbol that is almost universally recognized across the country (and sometimes even the world). Such is the power of Intellectual Property (IP), which takes many forms—some tangible and visible, others more nebulous and internal—but which are every bit as valuable to a business as the physical property and assets it holds.
Intellectual Property law is complicated and imposes various requirements to preserve, protect, and claim your rights. To improve your chances of safeguarding these precious resources, you will need an Intellectual Property Attorney by your side. Jurado & Associates, P.A. has a diverse and multifaceted team of attorneys who specialize in many needs of modern businesses, including Intellectual Property law.
What is Intellectual Property and Why Does it Matter?
Broadly speaking, Intellectual Property is any idea, invention, concept, name, logo, slogan, or business process that is unique and valuable to your business. It is what helps your business to stand out from rivals and gives you an edge against competitors. Intellectual Property is what makes the world’s biggest brands so successful and recognizable. Whether it is an iconic logo, catchy slogan, or innovative trade secret, IP serves as the heart and soul of the business—which is why it is regarded as valuable as any “real” property.
The broad scope and often intangible nature of Intellectual Property is what makes hiring a qualified IP Attorney so important. An Intellectual Property Attorney could even help you identify what constitutes protectable IP, carefully reviewing the names, ideas, and innovations that you consider dear to your business to determine whether they qualify as potential copyrights, patents, trademarks, or trade secrets.
Can I Protect My Intellectual Property Myself?
It is one thing to have a groundbreaking idea or memorable motto, but how do you protect them from imitators? As a businessowner, you cannot simply assert that an idea is yours without the backing of the law: That is why Intellectual Property Law exists, and why we have attorneys who specialize in helping keep your ideas and innovations safe and protected for the benefit of your business.
Few people have ever dealt with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or the U.S. Copyright Office, let alone know how to navigate these two large federal agencies. It is not uncommon for businessowners to accidentally register a slogan as a copyright, or a piece of software code as a patent, which causes undue delay that leaves their IP up for grabs. Even if you are working with the right office, you will have to navigate the tricky requirements and application process, and any errors you make could cost you time and money that you cannot afford to lose.
Hire a Jurado & Associates IP Attorney
Like any business asset, Intellectual Property is too precious to leave unprotected or unclaimed. In this competitive and complex business environment, you literally cannot afford to wait until someone else registers the idea or creation that is crucial to your success.
With one of our IP Attorneys by your side, you have a far greater chance of successfully navigating the complex world of Intellectual Property law, registering your precious creations, and enjoying the backing of the federal government in the event of a dispute. You can focus on running your business while we handle the finer and more time-consuming legal details that will help your business thrive. To learn more about our IP services and other legal solutions for business, call (305) 921-0976 or email email@example.com to learn more or schedule a consultation.