Intellectual property (IP) is a legal term used to refer to a work or invention for which a set of exclusive legal rights provides protection. There are generally four large categories of intellectual property: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. At Nouveau Law LLC, we provide comprehensive transactional services pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
The protections provided under trademark law, copyright law, and trade secret law are different. Trademark law typically protects a symbol or mark used to signal to consumers the source, quality and characteristics of a company’s products and services. These symbols can include words, logos, pictures, slogans, colors, smells as well as product packaging and design. A strong trademark is often imperative to a company’s marketing, branding, and good will. Copyright law, on the other hand protects original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression. These original works can include such things as novels, songs, movies, television shows, playwrights, paintings, photographs etc. Trade secret law relates to protecting confidential business information that is both valuable and secret.
At Nouveau Law LLC, we assist you in understanding what is protectable under the laws of intellectual property. Once you understand your intellectual property assets, we help you protect your corresponding rights. Nouveau Law LLC can help you pick a valid and strong trademark, and we can help you understand your copyrights. Once you have a valid trademark or copyright, we can also register your intellectual property with the appropriate authorities to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations. We also negotiate and prepare assignment and licensing agreements pertaining to your trademark or copyright, and provide counsel on further protecting your intellectual property.
Further, Nouveau Law LLC can help you protect confidential business information under the laws regulating trade secrets. We can explain to you how trade secrets affect your other intellectual property assets, such as copyrights and trademarks, and perhaps most importantly, we draft the appropriate contracts and documents to ensure that your confidential business information remains protected under trade secret law.