In an age where reproducing just about anything is as simple as pressing a few keys, intellectual property lawyers are invaluable. In fact, most people in St. Petersburg greatly benefit from taking the time to register their trademarks, patents, and copyrights. If you want to your creative work and inventions to be fully backed by United States patent law, let the team at Larson and Larson walk you through the filing process. We file applications in a way that saves time and unnecessary expense. If you should face infringements, our attorneys have experience with helping clients through the litigation process.
Intellectual Property Lawyers Can Help You File
Reproducing unique creations such as books, art, designs, compositions, inventions, programs, and more has never been easier. Historically, innovators of the past had more control over their work due to physical limitations, but the invasive technology of today makes nearly any type of work in St. Petersburg easily accessible. While infringement is just a click away, it remains illegal, and therefore a major violation of your hard work.
The creation of original works takes time, money, and energy. Therefore, the United States government values innovation and encourages artists and inventors by protecting their original works. Registration entitles you, the creator, to the use, profit from, and take credit for your original creations. Just make sure that you claim your work. Intellectual property lawyers can help you through the process of registering your copyrights, patents, and trademarks. By registering, you will have the full protection of the United States government.
Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks
When it comes to registering your original works in St. Petersburg, your intellectual property lawyers can work with you to help secure exclusive rights to:
- Patents. Patents are available for original creations such as methods, compositions of matter, apparatuses, plant varieties, and the ornamental appearance of a product. Your intellectual property lawyers can help you with the process of registering your patents correctly, which will typically remain valid for fifteen or twenty years.
- Copyrights. Copyrights endow the artist or creator exclusive rights to original artistic, dramatic, literary, or musical works for up to seventy years after their death. The time span allows the family members to profit from the creation, yet encourages further creativity by eventually expiring. If you are a creator of architectural works, choreography, computer programs, graphics, dramas, motions pictures, music, pantomimes, sculptures, or other original creations, copyrighting your original creations authorizes you as the sole entity to reproduce, prepare, distribute, perform, or display your work.
- Trademarks. Trademarks are used to protect a business name and reputation. We all understand that maintaining a good reputation is vital to our business. It is possible to apply for a federal trademark on your own in St. Petersburg, but your intellectual property lawyers can take the load off your back. Our professionals handle the drafting, filing, and dealing with United States Patent and Trademark Office on your behalf.
Infringement and Litigation
If your patents, copyrights, or trademarks are violated, your intellectual property lawyers will take you through the litigation process. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in St. Petersburg and the rest of Tampa Bay. Our strong connections with law firms nationwide allow us to develop solid litigation strategies for cases in and beyond Florida jurisdiction.
Intellectual Property Lawyers for International Practice
Not only are we available to help you with your needs in St. Petersburg, but we also offer international services. Our intellectual property lawyers efficiently take you through the process of filing patent and trademark applications beyond United States borders. We have close connections with law firms throughout the world, which helps ensure that your work is protected internationally and domestically.
Call Larson and Larson and Protect What Is Yours
The intellectual property lawyers at Larson and Larson are ready to tackle all of your needs. We are here for you to register your patents, trademarks, and copyrights. In addition, if someone infringes upon your rights, we litigate on your behalf as well. Call us today to schedule a consultation in St. Petersburg at 727-546-0660.