Intellectual property (IP) grows more and more complicated by the day. The concept of IP is a relatively new idea. It was not until the 20th century that the term and its use within law became commonplace. With the growing complexity of the field and international filings, having a knowledgeable attorney has become a necessity. The intellectual property lawyers at Larson & Larson, P.A. serving St. Petersburg can guide you through the intricate process of protecting your inventions and innovations.
At Larson & Larson, we deal with everything from IP litigation to licensing. Consequently, our attorneys are prepared for whatever comes our way. Our professional intellectual property lawyers are ready to help clients with their legal needs in the St. Petersburg area. When you work with us, you benefit from attorneys that are well versed in IP law. Our firm operates in a wide range of fields, including:
- Digital technology
- Medical devices
- Mechanical technology
- Wireless technology
- Computer architectures
Whether it is the procurement, prosecution, or litigation of IP, we can help. Our attorneys have worked with patents spanning outside of Tampa and the United States. For example, since 1987, the attorneys at our firm have obtained over 900 patents, including those from abroad. Foreign IP protection is necessary to keep your innovations and creations protected from misuse.
What do Intellectual Property Lawyers Provide?
IP law is a varied field that encompasses a multitude of topics. In particular, it includes laws that may extend outside of the United States. The intellectual property lawyers at Larson & Larson, P.A. serving St. Petersburg have the international network and knowledge to help clients with their IP legal matters. We assist with:
- International practice
Anyone can use Trademark (™) and Service Mark (℠), regardless of whether they have successfully applied with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or not. Those who have registered their marks are then allowed to use the federal registration symbol (®). Experienced attorneys can make the process less stressful.
Patents are not only necessary for businesses, but also for individuals. Some attorneys may only assist with the drafting, but our intellectual property lawyers help clients in St. Petersburg with the entire patent process. Filing the necessary paperwork and responding to patent office actions are not matters that clients should handle alone. Rather than suffer through it by yourself, you can have a professional by your side throughout the entire patent process.
If your work needs protection, then copyrights are necessary to keep your creative work and IP safe from misuse. Copyrighted works give the owner exclusive rights to the work. Works covered by copyright include those that are:
Whether the work is published or unpublished, it does not matter. Copyrights give the owner the right to exclude others from using the work or IP, but also the right to authorize others to use the work lawfully.
Litigation & Licensing
You should be represented by counsel for litigation matters. Our intellectual property lawyers serving St. Petersburg represent plaintiffs, as well as defendants, in IP matters within U.S. Federal Courts. With licensing, we can also draft and negotiate manufacturing, distribution, and sales agreements.
When it comes to International Practice, our firm shares many relationships with legal offices in other countries. These connections put us in the perfect position to efficiently process foreign files for IP such as patents and trademarks through our foreign associates. In short, an attorney can help create and protect your patents locally within the St. Petersburg area and internationally. Contact our intellectual property lawyers at Larson & Larson, P.A. today by calling (727) 546-0660 and (813) 223-3226 for our Largo or Tampa offices, respectively.