Business - Organization and Government Regulation - Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Businesses often have important "intellectual property" that needs protection from competitors for the company to stay profitable. This could require patents, copyrights, trademarks or preservation of trade secrets. Most businesses have names, logos and similar branding techniques that could benefit from trademarking. Patents and copyrights in the United States are largely governed by federal law, while trade secrets and trademarking are mostly a matter of state law. Because of the nature of intellectual property, a business needs protection in every jurisdiction in which they are concerned about competitors. Many countries are signatories to international treaties concerning intellectual property, and thus companies registered in these countries are subject to national laws bound by these treaties. In order to protect trade secrets, companies may require employees to sign non-compete clauses which will impose limitations on an employees interactions with stakeholders, and competitors.

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Lyon & Lyon LLP
... law firm that specialized in domestic and international intellectual property law matters, with over 100 patent lawyers in six offices in California ... In its heyday, Lyon Lyon LLP was one of the largest, oldest and most pre-eminent intellectual property firms in the nation, and had expertise in patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, in all ... The firm handled a number of large intellectual property portfolios worldwide, and had long-established relationships with intellectual property firms in every part of the world ...
Soft IP
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Law Of Thailand - Private Law - Intellectual Property
... Intellectual Property Law, that is patents, trademarks and copyright, are protected by the Patent Act BE 2522 (1979), Trademark Act BE 2534 (1991) and the Copyright Act BE 2521 (1978) and their amendments respectively ... The Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) manages intellectual property matters such as registration and enforcement ... Disputes are first heard in the Intellectual Property and International Trade Court ...
Arif Alikhan - Appointment
... Attorney and as Vice Chairman of the Intellectual Property Task Force ... His leadership within the Department has dramatically increased the profile of intellectual property and cyber crime issues, and he has been highly effective in overseeing the national ...
Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act - Limits
... complete it excepts federal criminal liability and intellectual property law ... LLC, the Court of Appeals ruled that the exception for intellectual property law applies only to federal intellectual property law, reversing a district court ruling that ...

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