Intellectual Property (IP) law deals with and oversees the creation of intellectual property such as patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, protection of intellectual property rights, and legal action against those who infringe on another’s rights to his/her intellectual property.
Intellectual Property is defined as an intangible form of property, as opposed to personal property or real property, which is concrete and much more easily defined. Intellectual Property results from the creativity of the brain or the mind, which is then interpreted in a form that has a physical existence and possesses exclusive property rights. Examples are images, symbols, names, designs, industrial processes and business methods used in commerce. Additionally, inventions, artistic, literary and musical works, and software can be considered intellectual Property.
Attorneys assist clients with obtaining the proper protection for intellectual property or defending against infringements.