Copyright, Trademark, and Intellectual Property Law

As featured in Chicago Lawyer Magazine, our office has been recognized as a leader in Internet-related representation covering all manner of Copyright, Trademark, and related Intellectual Property matters. Services include DMCA Takedown notices, EULA and TOS drafting.

Copyright, Trademark, and Intellectual Property Law

As featured in Chicago Lawyer Magazine, our office has been recognized as a leader in Internet-related representation covering all manner of Copyright, Trademark, and related Intellectual Property matters. Services include DMCA Takedown notices, EULA and TOS drafting.

Copyright, Trademark, and Intellectual Property Law

As featured in Chicago Lawyer Magazine, our office has been recognized as a leader in Internet-related representation covering all manner of Copyright, Trademark, and related Intellectual Property matters. Services include DMCA Takedown notices, EULA and TOS drafting.

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What is Intellectual Property law?

Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect. Intellectual property encompasses two types of rights; industrial property rights (trademarks, patents, designations of origin, industrial designs and models) and copyright. It was not until the 19th century that the term “intellectual property” began to be used, and not until the late 20th century that it became commonplace in the majority of the world.

What rights do I have in my Intellectual Property?

The main purpose of intellectual property law is to encourage the creation of a large variety of intellectual goods. To achieve this, the law gives people and businesses property rights to the information and intellectual goods they create – usually for a limited period of time. This gives economic incentive for their creation, because it allows people to profit from the information and intellectual goods they create. These economic incentives are expected to stimulate innovation and contribute to the technological progress of countries, which depends on the extent of protection granted to innovators.

What is a copyright?

Copyright is a legal right, existing in many countries, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others. This is usually only for a limited time. Copyright is one of two types of intellectual property rights, the other is industrial property rights. The exclusive rights are not absolute but limited by limitations and exceptions to copyright law, including fair use. A major limitation on copyright on ideas is that copyright protects only the original expression of ideas, and not the underlying ideas themselves.

What is a trademark?

A trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service marks.The trademark owner can be an individual, business organization, or any legal entity. A trademark may be located on a package, a label, a voucher, or on the product itself. For the sake of corporate identity, trademarks are often displayed on company buildings.

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