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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
California business owners just like you strive to provide customers with excellent service and premium products. So what do you do if you feel an opponent is getting ahead in the market through underhanded means? In some cases, you may be facing unfair competition.
Copyrights are vital parts of the world of intellectual property. Alongside patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, copyrights round out a wide range of critical pieces of intellectual property that afford a bevy of rights to individuals for their hard work and creations. So what are trademarks exactly and what do you need to know about such an important part of our world?
When a California resident creates an original work that has been presented in a fixed state, meaning you have recorded it in a tangible way such as written, photographed or otherwise physically documented, obtaining a copyright allows for that work to be protected. However, that is not to say copyright infringement will not occur. But what, exactly, constitutes infringement?