Protecting your ideas and inventions is important, but not always easy. As Tampa patent attorneys, we have seen too many people miss out on profits from something that was originally theirs. Because we want to make sure you are safe, we have come up with a list of ways to best protect your intellectual property:
- Keep the important parts to yourself. Unless you are talking to a possible investor, there is no reason someone that is not involved needs to know every important detail about your idea or product. Until you have a way to legally protect yourself, do not reveal too much.
- Keep everything confidential. Whether with non-disclosure agreements or confidentiality statements, it is important that people know the bounds of your intellectual property.
- Apply for a patent and trademark. As soon as you have gone from idea to invention, contact a trademark and patent attorney in Tampa to legally protect what is yours. This way, if someone does infringe, you will have a legal safeguard.
- Write everything down. Document what you discuss with people about your product, business, or ideas. This way you will have verifiable proof of conversations, should you need to go to court.
At Larson and Larson in Tampa, we do not want you to be suspicious of everyone that asks about your business, but we do want you to be protected. As patent attorneys, we can help you apply for the certification, as well as act as your legal representation, should someone infringe on your product. The process of applying for a patent can be very confusing, and one wrong mark or missing piece can cause the entire application to be denied. With our help, you can feel confident that the process will go smoothly, everything will be filed correctly, and you will have all of the necessary legal protection you need.
For more information, or to see how a patent attorney in Tampa can help you, contact us today at Larson and Larson at 727-546-0660.