Protecting Your Creative Edge in Today’s World
We live, work and play in a world that’s home to billions of people. Upwards of 7 billion, as a matter of fact. And many, many of them have innovative thoughts and ideas. Some of these “products of the mind” become life-changing on a global scale, such as Edison’s harnessing of electricity. Others, like pet exercise toys, may only quietly affect market segments. But whether an idea or “thing” whispers or explodes its way on to the scene, many have potential to become protectable intellectual property.
With so many hopeful inventors looking to make their mark—not to mention a living—it’s highly possible at least one will create or even try to steal your intellectual property. Throw in the power of the Internet, ever-changing technology and the speed of social media, and the likelihood of someone pirating your brainchild just skyrocketed.
That’s where we come in.
Nexio Law Firm is here to battle the intellectual property pirates. Even the ones you don’t know exist. Let us guide you through the rough, sometimes treacherous waters. With our knowledge, experience and drive to protect your property from modern-day, would-be thieves, we’ll chart a course that will safeguard your creation. And we’ll get you there swiftly and masterfully, to help keep the costs down.
The Intricate Facets of IP
Our team takes a comprehensive approach to protecting your intellectual property—and your livelihood. We do this by using a number of legal tools, including the following:
Trademark – a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. Some of our trademark services include:
Trade secrets – the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”) defines a trade secret as (i) information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process, (ii) that derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to or readily ascertainable through appropriate means by other persons who might obtain economic value from its disclosure or use; and (iii) is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy. Learn more…
Copyright – a form of protection provided to the authors of “original works of authorship” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished. The 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to reproduce the copyrighted work, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work, to perform the copyrighted work publicly, or to display the copyrighted work publicly. Some of our copyright services include:
Patent – a patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Generally, the term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, in special cases, from the date an earlier related application was filed. Some of our patent services include:
Nexio’s Place in your Business
Whether you’re a family-owned business or global corporation, Nexio is here for you. Our award-winning intellectual property attorneys are among the top in the nation and have been recognized by Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and others for their expertise and professionalism. We’re known for getting clients high-value results and have the track record to prove it.
As a small yet powerful firm that’s dedicated to helping clients succeed, Nexio is the name you can trust to take your business to the next level and beyond.