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Intellectual property rights are legal rights that are available to individuals, as well as companies. You have the ability to seek protection of the products of your ingenuity through patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and information confidentiality.
We Offer IP Portfolio Development
You have one or more concepts or prototypes for a new product or process. You have a website that you don’t want others to copy. You have an idea of how to market a product or service, or rebrand an existing product or establish an entirely new product line. Regardless of the type of intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks), let RKM help you create intellectual property value for yourself and/or your business.
We Offer IP Portfolio Counseling
Goal-oriented strategy is important. When you are planning on getting a patent, or after you have a patent, it is important to consider why you are getting a patent or whether there are opportunities to grow your portfolio.
We Help With IP Disputes
If someone takes your idea when they were supposed to keep it a secret, or if someone uses your brand, or even if someone copies your music, artwork, photography, or writings, you probably have the legal right to stop them. Alternatively, perhaps you have been accused of using someone else’s technology, trademark, or copyrighted work, or maybe you want to avoid being accused of doing that. While every situation is different and needs to be analyzed, let RKM assist you in defending your legal rights.
We Help With USPTO Trial Practice
Once you have a patent, it is still possible for others to attack it. In other words, someone can try to convince the United States Patent and Trademark Office that your patent should never have been granted in the first place. Additionally, you can attack someone else’s patent if you feel like it will somehow hinder your business. Attacking someone else’s patent will not affect your ability to get a patent. While there are a variety of procedures for attempting to invalidate a patent, RKM can assist you with any of them.
There are procedures in the United States Patent and Trademark Office that also concern trademarks, or brands. There is a chance that someone was able to obtain a trademark registration that used your brand, which you may have used previously and continue to use. Alternatively, perhaps you want to watch out for trademark applications that are filed by other people so that you can try to stop them from getting a trademark registration. Contact RKM to learn about brand protection options.