Monterey County Intellectual Property Lawyers
Protecting Your Business Assets & Brand Since 1998
Intellectual property law protects the rights of creators by allowing them to copyright, patent, or trademark their creative works. At JRG Attorneys at Law, we understand that these creative works are an important element of your business and your brand. Our Monterey County intellectual property lawyers have a proven record of successfully representing individual creators and businesses in all types of intellectual property cases. Our team includes experienced patent and trademark lawyers who can represent your best interests before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as in federal and state court.
Understanding Your Intellectual Property Rights
Just as you have rights regarding your physical property, state and federal laws protect your rights in regard to intangible property. Other parties are prohibited using your intellectual property without authorization. This is known as infringement.
Intellectual property includes a large variety of commercial assets, such as:
- Business names
- Creative works (music, films, etc.)
Note that this list is not exhaustive; other creative works and commercial assets not listed here may be protected by intellectual property law.
Additionally, there are three primary methods of protecting your intellectual property:
- Copyrights, which grant exclusive use rights to distribute creative works
- Trademarks, which protect the use of specific marks used in commerce in regards to specific products, goods, and/or services
- Patents, which grant exclusive rights to inventors and/or manufacturers to use or distribute an original invention
Contact Our Firm for Assistance with Your Intellectual Property Matter
If you need assistance obtaining a copyright, trademark, or patent or if you have an intellectual property dispute, we can help. Our Monterey County intellectual property law attorneys are well-versed in domain name disputes, trademark oppositions, intellectual property transactions, post-grant proceedings, technology issues, and more. We are committed to protecting your rights as a creator, as well as the commercial assets that are critical to your brand.