Florida Intellectual-Property Law Firm Protects Innovation
Sanford lawyer safeguards creative property using more than 20 years of experience
Intellectual property is created by the human mind. The creativity element distinguishes it from personal, intangible or real property. Protecting intellectual property is different from protecting other assets. When handling intellectual property, attorneys must consider how to preserve the value of concepts, designs, ideas and innovations, rather than merely tangible items. Attorney Michael L. Leetzow, P.A. has more than 20 years of experience in maintaining the value of inventions, branding, works, and business secrets through:
- Trade secrets
Filing and protecting your patents
A patent is granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a specific time period for inventions and improvements that are novel, unobvious and useful. I can conduct a patent search to determine whether a similar innovation has already been protected. If your innovation appears to be unique, I will prepare your patent applicant and prosecute it through the United States Patent Office. If another person or company attempts to infringe upon your patent rights, I will assist in pursuing all available remedies to stop production and obtain compensation.
Preserving your business image through your trademarks
A trademark protects your commercial branding, logo, picture or design from use by others. Even the use of a confusingly similar trademark can constitute trademark infringement. I can assist you with your brand and file your trademark application. I can also assist in enforcing your trademark rights against others who infringe on your rights.
Registering your copyrights
You have an exclusive right to the works you produce when you put it into a tangible form, such as a book, photograph, musical composition, computer program or movie. Your work automatically gains federal copyright protection upon production. At Michael L. Leetzow, P.A., I can help you register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office, which provides several advantages over not registering the work.
Safeguarding your business’s trade secrets
A formula, recipe, method, process or plan that provides a competitive advantage to your business may constitute a trade secret. Trade secrets are intrinsic to the success of your company: They give you the competitive edge. When these unique functions are revealed, your company’s value is compromised. I help you protect your business through nondisclosure agreements and employment protocol. If an employee or outside party discloses protected information, I minimize damage to your company and pursue your legal remedies.
To schedule a consultation, contact a Sanford intellectual-property attorney
To schedule an initial consultation on your intellectual-property issue, call me at 407-302-9970 or contact me online.