Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property is the study of law relating to certain products of the mind, usually patented inventions, copyrighted expressions, the trademarks used to symbolize commercial goodwill, and secret information used for competitive advantage. IP attorneys help clients secure intellectual property rights and ensure that others do not infringe on these secured rights. They also counsel businesses on ways to avoid infringing on others’ intellectual property and defend clients that are accused of infringement.

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