Intellectual property is created by the human mind. The creativity element distinguishes it from personal, tangible, or real property. Protecting intellectual property is different than 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. The Marovich Law Firm, P.L.C. maintains the value of books, music, art, slogans, branding, and business secrets through:
You have an exclusive right to the work you produce when you put it into a tangible form, such as a book, photograph, musical composition, computer program, or movie. Your work automatically merits federal copyright protection upon production. Mr. Marovich can help you register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office to protect it from unauthorized use, reproduction, or distribution.
Trademark protects your commercial branding, logo, picture, or design from use by others. Even use of a confusingly similar look, name, or logo can constitute trademark infringement. Mr. Marovich can file your trademark or trade name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also can file your trademark or trade name with the Arizona Secretary of State office.
A formula, recipe, method, process, or plan distinctive to your business constitutes a trade secret. Trade secrets are intrinsic to the success of your company and give you the competitive edge. When these unique functions are revealed, your company’s value is compromised. Mr. Marovich can help you protect your business through nondisclosure agreements and employment protocol. If an employee or outside party discloses protected information, he can help to minimize damage to your company and pursue your legal remedies.