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Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights

Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights & Trade Secrets

Our firm specializes in all practice areas of intellectual property and routinely assists clients to obtain patents, trademark registrations, and copyright registrations.

U.S. Patents are obtained from the federal government through the United States Patent & Trademark Office ("USPTO"). U.S. patents include utility patents (machines, methods, articles of manufacture, compositions of matter), design patents (ornamental designs for machines and articles of manufacture), and plant patents (asexually propagated plants; sexually reproducing plants may also receive a similar form of protection through the U.S. Department of Agriculture). Patents valid in foreign countries may be obtained either through the filing of an application directly with the patent office of that country, or under the terms of the Patent Cooperation Treaty administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization in Switzerland.

Trademark registrations include state registrations as well as federal registrations obtained through the USPTO and can cover trademarks, service marks, certification and collective marks, and trade dress, which includes product and package configurations.

Copyright registrations are obtained through the Copyright Office in the Library of Congress.

Trade secret law is state law, generally, and a trade secret is information that derives economic value from not being generally known to others who could obtain economic value from its disclosure or use.

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