All businesses, irrespective of their size, should have a plan for protecting their intellectual property such as trademarks and copyrights. At Granados | Davey | Alwine LLP, we support clients as they seek to safeguard their properties from infringement. Our experience in trademark and media law gives us a solid foundation for securing your works as they represent your organization or its individuals.
Trademarks are an invaluable business asset and unfortunately many small business overlook the significance of trademarks and the importance of registration. Your trademark is what distinguishes your business from others in the marketplace, allowing consumers to correctly identify and associate your services and products. It is the essential step in branding your business.
Copyrights protect original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible form of expression. However, you can only enforce your copyright if you have registered it, thus shifting the burden to the opposing party and allowing you to protect your work. Copyrightable Works include: literary works, musical works, dramatic works, choreographic works, pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, motion pictures, sound recordings and architectural works.