Intellectual property laws protect an individual's property interest in their ideas and creativity. The goal of intellectual property rights is to promote creativity by preserving an individual's right to profit from the product of their mind. This section contains articles submitted by attorneys that discuss the main types of intellectual property protections: patents, copyrights and trademarks.
Recent FindLaw Intellectual Property Articles
- University of Texas settles trademark dispute with t-shirt maker
Provided by: Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C.
In October 2013, the University of TX announced it had reached a settlement in a lawsuit that it had filed against a t-shirt maker that alleged that the t-shirts infringed on the school’s trademark. Read More »
- Is your business aware of patent trolls?
Provided by: Wang, Hartmann, Gibbs & Cauley, P.L.C.
If your company is unaware of patent trolls, it is time to learn about these legal opportunists. Such trolls could harm your innovations. Read More »
- Don’t let an infringer damage your good name: Protect your trademark
Provided by: Erik S Syverson Attorney at Law
Keep knockoff competitors from damaging the reputation of your business. Read More »
- 10th Circuit: Social networking profiles can be ‘trade secrets’
Provided by: The Reha Law Firm LLC
As it has with many other aspects of the business world, the digital age has brought new complications to the world of trade secrets. Many companies find themselves wondering if and when their digital assets will be protected. This is especially true when it comes to social media profiles. Read More »
- U.S. Copyright Office Reviews Small Claims Dispute Process
Provided by: Israel & Gerity, PLLC
The U.S. Copyright Office is reviewing its process for disputing small copyright claims. This may have a dramatic impact on how owners of creative works can pursue compensation for infringement. Read More »