INTELLECTUAL 

PROPERTY

PATENTS

 

Obtaining a patent can be a difficult process, it requires experience in drafting patents that concisely describe the metes and bounds of each invention.  At the Mitchell Law Group, we can assist clients in obtaining a patent and protecting their patent rights.  We can also assist companies in obtaining international patent protection, and to evaluate potential liabilities in new or existing overseas markets.

 

When working to obtain a Patent for our clients The Mitchell Law Group will conduct an infringement analyses, which will enable you to continue day-to-day business without serious threat of litigation. while assisting  our clients by evaluating patent validity and conducting due diligence of entire patent portfolios, as is common in prospective joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.

 

TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS AND TRADE DRESS

 

Trademarks, service marks and trade dress are critical components of successful businesses in today's competitive environment. To advance our clients' business interests, the attorneys at The Mitchell Law Group assist in identifying protectable brands and obtaining registrations to protect such brands.

 

We have years of experience in obtaining U.S. and international trademark protection. The Mitchell Law Group provides one-stop service for all trademark matters.  We can assist you in the enforcement of your trademark rights in addition to other intellectual property rights.  We can also assist in license negotiation of Trademark rights.

 

 

COPYRIGHTS

 

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States under Title 17, to authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other intellectual works.  This protection is available to published and unpublished works.   In general, the Copyright Act gives the owner of a copyright the exclusive right to: (1) Reproduce the copyrighted work, (2) Prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work, (3) Distribute copies of the copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, (4) Perform the copyrighted work publicly, and (5) Display the copyrighted work publicly.

 

Title 17, protects original works of authorship that are fixed in tangible forms of expression. Copyrightable works include literary works; musical works; dramatic works; pantomimes and choreographic works; pictorial, graphic and sculptural works; motion pictures and audiovisual works; sound recordings; and architectural works.

 

The attorneys at The Mitchell Law Group can assist in obtaining copyright protection for your work, enforcement of said copyright and also negotiate contracts to license our clients copyrights.

 

 

TRADE SECRETS

 

A trade secret is information that is not known or readily available to a competitor. A trade secret can consist of any formula, pattern, device, or compilation of information that is used in one's business and provides an opportunity to obtain a business advantage. Trade secrets differ from other types of intellectual property in that a trade secret can exist indefinitely, as long as the secret information is kept in confidence. In contrast, patents, trademarks and copyrights can eventually become available to the public. Trade secret theft can result in both civil and criminal penalties.

Trade secrets are governed by both federal and state law, and trade secret law is a rapidly growing area of business concern.  At The Mitchell Law Group, we can advise our clients on business strategies such as, (1) employee agreements, (2) personnel exit interviews, (3) non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements.  

 

 

LICENSING

 

Licensing of intellectual property rights is often necessary to commercially exploit an idea.  Licensing options are limitless and at the Mitchell Law Group we can assist you in licensing your intellectual property.  With years of experience, we can develop licensing agreements which are mutually beneficial to licensees and licensors.  In addition, if you are a licensee we can review your agreements to ensure said agreements are beneficial to your business. 

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