Copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property are all intangible assets, yet they are estimated to represent approximately 75% of any given business’ value. This means that protecting these assets is of paramount importance to a business’ survival. Copyright law and trademark law are both written to protect the owner of a specific type of property and ensure competitive position. Copyright law protects the author of original work, giving him or her the right to control and authorize its use, while trademark law protects the owner of a trademark from the unauthorized or misleading use of their specific brand name or logo by others. The Philadelphia law firm of Bochetto & Lentz provides invaluable services to clients requiring help with both copyright and trademark infringement as well defense of enforcement actions. We are knowledgeable and experienced in all areas involving intellectual property rights, and are able to help companies that need legal representation in matters involving enforcement, disputes and litigation.
Intellectual property is arguable the most valuable asset that a business owns, and it requires careful safeguarding. Regardless of your industry, your ideas and innovations have a direct impact on your professional standing, just as your creative work, service marks and logos have a direct impact on your ability to fairly compete and make a profit. At the Philadelphia law firm of Bochetto & Lentz our experience in working on behalf of clients involved in infringement disputes includes issues such as unauthorized use, prior use or concurrent registration, misappropriation, misuse, similar marks and products and Lanham Act violations.
Issues that frequently arise during intellectual property disputes include:
- Copyright Disputes
These disputes can be over the use and ownership of a number of different kinds of works ranging from books or technical drawings to advertising material and software.
- Trademark Infringement Litigation
Trademark disputes are argued in both federal courts and state courts. Our experience includes administrative proceedings such as opposition and cancellation proceedings.
- Patent Protection
We are able to protect patent rights by filing infringement lawsuits to prevent the unauthorized, unlicensed use of our clients’ ideas and inventions.
We also provide defense against charges of infringement.
- Other Intellectual Property Right Issues
We have successfully represented clients in disputes involving trade secrets, unfair competition, privacy rights, false advertising and the negotiation and enforcement of royalty agreements and claims.
Protecting intellectual property rights is all about maximizing business value and protecting assets. No matter what industry you are involved in by providing an educated perspective regarding the areas of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets, the law firm of Bochetto & Lentz is able to help you to make the most of your portfolio of assets and provide both legal representation and cost effective business counseling and support. We can help devise a strategy for the protection of your intellectual property assets that includes enforcement of your rights, defense against any claims of infringement that may be filed against you, as well as aggressive and effective litigation and negotiation strategies.