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How to protect your intellectual property

As a business owner, you probably have concerns about safeguarding your valuable intellectual property. After all, this information is what makes your company a verifiable success and if it fell into the hands of competitors you could be looking at lost profits. Forbes offers the following tips on protecting sensitive company information, which will ensure continued growth and success.

What constitutes fair use of copyrighted material?

If you hold a copyright on a book, article, painting, musical composition, software program, etc. that you created in California, you own this creation. It is your intellectual property and others cannot copy, use or sell it without your permission. However, others have the right to fair use of your property without your permission.

Protecting intellectual property

Most California entrepreneurs understand the importance of creative ownership; after all, a work of one's one is something to be proud of. When the privacy or protection of that creation becomes jeopardized, an unlawful act may have taken place. The following information delves into the topic of protecting one's intellectual property in a way that can promote growth within a company for years to come.

The importance of registering your copyright

At Wang IP Law Group, P.C., in California, we know how proud you are of your artistic creations, be they paintings, books, musical compositions, photographs, architectural drawings, computer programs or other expressions of your creative genius. We also understand your desire to maintain complete control over these creations. They are, after all, your intellectual property, and you have every right to prevent others from using, copying or distributing them without your permission.

Prior art and patents

Obtaining a patent is about much more than inventing something new. It is important that you prove it is new. That means you have to compare it to everything that is known in the world already.

The details of copyright law

One does not have to be business-minded to know the dangers of copyright infringement. When any intellectual property is at stake, enormous consequences could ensue. While most Californians are familiar with the term, many do not understand copyright infringement in depth. The following information delves into the basic definition of this crime, as well as the penalties that can follow.

What constitutes copyright infringement?

If you live in California and believe your intellectual property has been reproduced, performed, displayed or used as a building block for another project, it is possible that you have a case for copyright infringement. However, in order to build a case, specific criteria must be met.

Keep your trademark safe

When you run a business in California, you usually develop a unique brand. If you want to protect this brand, it is a good idea to establish a trademark. We at Wang IP Law Group, P.C., know it is important for you to understand how you can protect this trademark.

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