Intellectual property is an immensely valuable asset of your business that should be protected so it can continue to add value to your business. The protection needed depends on the type of intellectual property involved (patent, trademark, copyright or trade secret) and what you plan to do with the intellectual property. Each type of intellectual property needs different protection to prevent others from using it without your permission. Does your business have intellectual property that it wants to protect? For many businesses, their intellectual property is the most valuable part of their business but they fail to adequately protect it. Often, this leads to a loss of the intellectual property to a competitor or an employee.
So what types of protection is needed? It all depends on what type of intellectual property your business has.
Does your business have a distinctive logo or catch phrase associated with your goods or services? You might have a federal or state trademark/service mark! The best way to protect a trademark or service mark is to register it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Bross Law, LLC can help and offers affordable flat rates to register a trademark with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or with the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts! Contact us for your free initial consultation and to discuss whether you should register for a trademark or servicemark. All services are completely confidential and remote and can be completed by phone, video conferencing (if needed) or by email. And of course, in-person meetings are fine too!
Once your trademark is registered, however, you also need to make sure that no one else starts using your mark or tries to register a similar mark. This requires active monitoring of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office filings, state court filings, and the internet services. Bross Law, LLC can help there as well and we offer affordable flat rates to monitor all the appropriate areas to make sure that no one is misusing you mark.
And if misuse occurs, we can also help you decide the best strategy. Often that involves a cease and desist letter, but it might also require a lawsuit. We will help you decide the best strategy in order to make sure that your trademark or service mark is fully protected.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Mark A. Bross, Ph.D. Esq. has extensive experience as a trademark attorney and can help you decide the best way to protect your trademark or service mark.
Confidential Information/Trade Secrets
Does your business have confidential information or trade secrets that provide value to your business? Then you need to take steps to ensure that this information remains a secret! How you protect your confidential information or trade secret depends on what type of information you have and where it’s located. However, one of the most important steps to make is to make sure that everyone who accesses your confidential information or trade secret signs an enforceable confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement. This includes our employees, vendors, and any other person or business that you disclose the information to.
Bross Law, LLC can help protect your confidential information and trade secrets and offers affordable flat rates to draft an enforceable confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement. It also offers flat rates to evaluate the steps that you are currently taking and advise you of any gaps in your protection. Contact us for your free initial consultation All services are completely confidential and remote and can be completed by phone, video conferencing (if needed) or by email. And of course, you can also meet in-person with Mark A. Bross, Ph.D., Esq if you prefer!
Bross Law, LLC can also help if you think an employee or a third-party is disclosing or threatening to disclose your confidential information or trade secrets. Mark A. Bross, Ph.D., Esq. is an experienced business litigator and can advise you about what steps need to be taken to protect your interests and court and actively prosecute any civil lawsuit on your behalf.