Intellectual Property Lawyer in Oklahoma
Businesses in North Tulsa need to protect their most valuable assets like their good name, reputation and other intangible assets. A business is worth more than the sum of its physical parts. There are many different ways that legal matters can impact a business but few will be as important as how you manage your legal rights in your intellectual property.
Brand and trademark matters can make or break many businesses. It is a matter of how the world and your clients come to know where to find your products or services. These issues should be handled properly at all stages in your businesses life cycle, especially as your business is just getting started.
For example, building a business on a mark and brand that could be vulnerable to trademark infringement claims in the future can result in catastrophic business problems. A wise investment up front to conduct legal trademark searches and file applications for federal trademark registrations is a wise investment that can provide peace of mind.
At Urban Legal, a trademark lawyer can help you with the full range of services to protect your brand:
- Trademark counseling
- Portfolio management
- Trademark clearance
- Trademark prosecution
- Trademark applications
- ITU applications
- Trademark searches
- Trademark office actions
- Franchise IP licensing
- Trademark licensing
- Other trademark transactions
Most businesses now come in to copyright law issues at least through digital advertising, an internet presence or the software that is used by the business for any number of issues. As with anything, copyright issues can run the full spectrum of simple to incredibly complex. It is problematic that some of the trickiest copyright issues are the copyright issues that businesses do not realize they have.
Businesses in Oklahoma will want to know a few facts to aid them in knowing when to reach for the phone to call in a copyright lawyer or intellectual property expert.
First, your business does not need to file for a copyright registration in order to have copyright in the images, logos, designs, software and even the words created by and for the business. If another party copies photos taken by employees for the business off the internet, for example, this would usually constitute copyright infringement, for which there are statutory damages that can range from $200 to $150,000 per copy.
Second, your business can be held liable for copyright infringement by clients or employees in some circumstances. If you are providing internet access to employees or clients and they use that connection to download copyright protected movies or music without authorization your business could face the possibility of damages that can range to thousands of dollars per copy.
Third, nearly all of your business’es uses of any software or websites are governed by a license or terms of service that handles copyright issues. Additionally, you may want your customers’ use of your website, software or app to be properly governed under a license agreement.
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A copyright lawyer, trademark lawyer or intellectual property expert can help you handle these issues and many more. Call today at (918) 962-0911.