What Qualifies for Intellectual Property Law Protection?

Intellectual property law is intended to protect the original ideas of individuals and organizations. For many, these original ideas are meant to generate income either immediately or in the future.  Intellectual property covers a wide variety of original works, including originals novels, blueprints, artistic expressions, and inventions of all varieties. By protecting these original works from being replicated by others for their own financial gain, society encourages creative minds to continue to share their unique ideas, creating jobs and promoting economic growth.

Intellectual Property Protection

Protecting intellectual property is an important legal matter, especially in the instance that the intellectual property is capable of generating revenue. There are a few ways of protecting your original work through legal methods. Depending on the type of work you want to protect, the following legal options are available:

  • Copyrights
  • Patents
  • Trademarks

Copyrights are generally meant to protect expressive arts so others do not reproduce the work for financial gain. Patents may be applied for in order to protect an idea for an invention or other device. For names and images associated to an individual or business, trademarks are used to distinguish one company from another.

Contact a Columbia Intellectual Property Disputes Attorney Today

Both your ideas and the well-being of your company are important for your financial future. If you need assistance filing for intellectual property or if you need assistance in an intellectual property dispute, contact the Columbia intellectual property disputes lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC. For more information on how to protect your unique work, please call (803) 350-9230 today.