"Intellectual property" is intangible property and includes patents, trademarks, and copyrights. In many businesses, the value of intangible intellectual property exceeds the value of physical assets. Intellectual property law provides a framework for protecting intellectual property and establishing the right to exclude others from exploiting it.
Since 1984, Purdue Law Offices, a family law firm in Toledo, Ohio, has represented clients around the world in the field of Intellectual Property Law. John Purdue opened Purdue Law Offices with his son Dave Purdue who took over the law firm in 2009. Contact Dave if you would like to consult with a trademark attorney, patent attorney, or copyright attorney or if you have questions about trademark litigation, patent litigation, or copyright litigation .
Recently there has been a spike in the number of independent inventors who have contacted
my office after contacting an invention promotion company, an invention marketing company or
an invention licensing company. If you would like to know what those inventors should have known before contacting one of these companies, click here.
The owner of a patent has the right to exclude others from making, using, and selling the patented invention during the term of the patent. The owner of a trademark has the right to stop competitors from using similar marks to identify their goods or services in ways that are likely to confuse customers as to their origin. The owner of a copyright has the right to exclude others from making and distributing copies of the copyrighted work, and the right to exclude others from making derivative works based on the copyrighted work. When one of these rights is infringed, the owner is responsible for stopping the infringement and the services of a lawyer versed in intellectual property law are invaluable.
I encourage you to contact me if you would like to discuss a matter involving a patent, trademark, or copyright. I would be pleased to sit down with you for a free consultation.
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