— Long Island Intellectual Property Lawyer —
Trademarks, service marks and copyrights
Intellectual Property rights are protectable under federal law. There are three general categories of intellectual property: trademarks, copyright and patents. Simply stated, a trademark is a brand name or logo, a copyright protects a work of art and a patent protects an invention. These intellectual property rights are protected separately under distinct laws.
Our firm has registered many trademarks for our small business owners. Having a brand name or logo can be of tremendous importance to a business. If you have a unique brand name or logo, it tells the public that your business is the source of the goods you manufacture or of the service you provide, and visually distinguishes your goods or services from those of your competitors. We not only register your trademark for you, but we also help you protect it.
Copyright claims are the source of hotly contested litigation. A single copyrighted work can be worth millions of dollars and the penalties for infringement can, likewise, run into the millions. Our firm has successfully represented film makers, song writers, graphic artists, photographers, and domain name owners in federal law suits over ownership of copyright.