Intellectual Property Law and Legal Resources
Intellectual Property Lawyers focus their practices in the area of law dealing with an idea, invention, brand, logo, trade secret, process, program, data, formula, patent, copyright, or trademark.
If you are involved with any issues pertaining to obtaining or licensing patents, trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property, it is in your best interest to consult with a qualified intellectual property lawyer.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Provide Me With Copies Of My Application And My Work?
Contact the Certifications and Documents Section of the Copyright Office (202) 7076787.
What Is Mandatory Deposit?
Copies of all works under copyright protection that have been published in the United States are required to be deposited with the Copyright Office within three months of the date of first … more
How Do I Register My Copyright?
To register a work, you need to submit a completed application form, a nonrefundable filing fee of $30, and a nonreturnable copy or copies of the work to be registered to Copyright … more
- Register a Copyright in Your Literary Work!
Every original literary work may register for a copyright with the Library of Congress. This includes award winning novels, multimillion dollar movies, a large daily newspaper and other literary works. Literary works may be published or unpublished and include nondramatic textual works with or without illustrations. Computer programs and databases also are considered literary … more
- Protect the Intellectual Property in Your Business
The largest companies in the world today owe their value not only to the property they own or the property they manufacture, but also to their "intellectual property" - the ideas they create. Microsoft’s value is not based just on the number of DVDs it sells, but the computer code that is on those DVDs. Google’s value exists because of patents that … more