Representing clients in all Intellectual Property matters
Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. has over 70 years of success representing clients in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Our established Intellectual Property division protects the innovations, creative ideas, and business methods of clients in all 3 states. Our firm is honored to guide clients through intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks, trade names, copyrights, trade secrets, and licensing issues. Our commitment to clients is unmatched. If you need to enforce your rights, our firm will do what it takes to enforce the terms of your intellectual property. For effective and knowledgeable legal services, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C.
Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. works with clients to form a comprehensive strategy that assesses the patentability of a creative idea. A patent must be a unique, useful, non-obvious idea. There are three types of patents, including:
• Utility patents: protects the usefulness of an invention, product, process or method
• Design patents: protects the decorative feature or aesthetic value
• Plant patents: protects a plant that is asexually produced and considered newly discovered
Understanding what is “patentable” is a complex assessment. It is important for you to consult with an attorney to discuss this matter. If all parties agree that the patent should move forward, our firm is ready to guide you through the process and fully protect your idea.
The trademark may be the oldest form of intellectual property known. Dating back to 1266 when King Henry III mandated that bakers use a mark to distinguish the bread they sold. In the United States, the oldest known trademark was developed by the Averill Chemical Paint Company under the Trademark Act of 1870. Trademarks are words, names, symbols, sounds, or devices that distinguish your goods or services from another. Trademark protection is a complex pursuit. With so many trademarks in existence, the process of protecting and enforcing your brand deserves the attention of an experienced IP attorney.
The copyright works to protect material on a tangible and permanent medium. According to the law, just by writing something down, it is essentially copyrighted. You do not need to register your work for copyright protection with the Copyright Office, but going the distance can further protect your idea and provide the legal means to enforce it. With terms of protection based on the year the work was completed, it is important to speak with an attorney to discuss your work.
For some businesses, trade secrets may be the keystone to its success. A trade secret is a practice, process, formula, instrument, pattern, design or any mode of production that gives a business a leg up on their competition. A trade secret must be protected. For example, Coca Cola’s soda formula is probably the most famous trade secret. If that formula was to get out, others can copy it and Coca Cola would suffer. Industrial espionage is one of the biggest threat to a business’s trade secret. When a person gains employment to steal a trade secret for the competition, it is important to take legal action. For now, it is best to install policies that limit one’s ability to leak secrets, including confidentiality agreements. Others limit access to the secret altogether.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Equipped with the proper protection, you may need to take legal action to protect your intellectual property. From licensing disputes to copyright infringement, you need to do everything you can to protect your future and the integrity of your unique and useful idea.
With that in mind, contact our firm to guide you through the proper protection for your Intellectual Property and when you need to fight and stop others from infringing on your rights.
Contact an Intellectual Property Law Firm
Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. in an experienced law firm serving New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. We recognize the significance of protecting one’s Intellectual Property. When deciding on the best course of action, it is best to discuss this matter with a knowledgeable attorney that can guide you through your choices. For a consultation with one of our attorneys, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C.