Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

PRACTICE AREA – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Intellectual property law relates to the rules for securing and enforcing legal rights to tangible and intangible things derived from the mind – i.e. inventions, designs, and artistic works.  Intellectual property rights and protections are based on federal patent, trademark and copyright laws and state trade secret laws.

The Miami intellectual property litigation attorneys at the Xander Law Group litigation on behalf of patent, trademarks and copyrights holders in infringement actions.  The intellectual property litigation attorneys at the Xander Law Group handle trademark, trade dress and unfair competition disputes, including disputes regarding trade names, trademark infringement, trademark dilution, trademark counterfeiting, false advertising, various forms of trade dress and non-compete clauses. Our attorneys help clients protecting their intellectual property and ideas whether they are registered, or protected under common law.

Patents:

Patent protection is secured through applications filed and prosecuted before patent offices in the United States and throughout the world.  The United States Patent and Trademark Office grants patents based on new and useful inventions. Receiving a patent provides you with the ability to exclusively exploit your invention. Not only do inventors gain a significant commercial advantage over the life of the patent, name recognition developed through trademarks and established distribution channels can extend the resulting products for many years thereafter.

Our attorneys aggressively defendant these rights from infringement, as patents can be a business’s most valuable assets, both monetarily or in the market.  We also assist clients concerning issues that arise at different stages of commercialization.

Trademarks:

Trademarks are used to assist those people who are selling products, building brands, starting new business ventures, or those who want to obtain rights to their unique and valuable names, slogans, and symbols. One step in building your company or brand dictates hiring an experienced trademark attorney to properly file your trademark application with the Trademark Office and walk you down the path of best trademark practices.

Our attorneys invest in long-term relationships with clients, learning about their brands, assisting them with the development of their trademark portfolios and focusing on strategies to develop and protect brands.

Copyrights:

Copyright law provides protection for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Original works of authorship can include literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works including computer software. In addition, a tangible medium of expression means that the work is stored on a form that can be expressed or communicated, either directly or through a machine.

The differences between a copyright and a trademark is a common source of confusion among our clients. A copyright protects original works of authorship, whereas trademarks protect words, symbols and designs that identify the source of goods or services. In other words, copyrights do not identify the source of a good or service.

Trade Secret:

Florida’s version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act provides an aggrieved owner with relief in the form of damages, exemplary damages, and injunctive relief, and in some cases, the awarding of attorney’s fees to a prevailing party.  The Act protects confidential business information, such as:  business plans, secret processes, and other forms of valuable commercial data, including types of information that do not otherwise qualify for federal copy right, patent or trade mark protection.

The Miami intellectual property litigation attorneys at Xander Law Group are here to protect your ideas.  If you have created or obtained the rights to something unique, the Miami intellectual property litigation attorneys at the Xander Law Group can help protect your interests. Additionally, if someone has accused you of infringement, you want legal counsel to help you fight back. Contact Miami intellectual property firm Xander Law Group today to learn more.