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Intellectual Property Law: Protecting Your Hard Work

When you spend time, money and energy creating something new, you don’t want anyone else to try and use or replicate it. Fortunately, there are legal protections you can employ to protect your work. Intellectual property rights allow you to exclusively use and prevent others from using your creations.

At Artie Pennington Law Offices, we provide custom intellectual property solutions for our clients from offices in Austin and Kyle. Prior to becoming a lawyer, our founder, attorney Artie Pennington, gained over 20 years of experience with semiconductor and software design, development and consulting. His background as an engineer, inventor and business owner gives him a unique perspective on the legal challenges our clients in Texas face.

Finding The Right Solution For You

Intellectual property refers to the rights given over creations of the mind relating to concepts, images, ideas and designs. You can use various intellectual property types to protect and prevent others from using your product or invention.

Types of intellectual property include:

  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Trade secrets

Copyrights protect created content and original works involving text, images, art, video or sounds. With a copyright, you have the exclusive right to use, reproduce or create new works based on the original. Trademarks protect brand elements, such as a name, logo, slogan or product. With a trademark, you can exclusively use the element while preventing others from using it.

A patent allows you to stop others from copying, producing or selling your invention, product, design or process. Three main types of patents exist, including design, utility and plant. Utility patents protect machines, systems and processes. Plant patents cover new plant variants.

Deciding if you require a copyright, trademark or patent can be confusing. Working with an experienced intellectual property attorney can take the guesswork out of your decision so that you can more easily protect your work.

Let’s Work Together To Meet Your Goals

At Artie Pennington Law Offices, we will take the time required to understand your intellectual property and your ultimate goals. You can trust us to help you protect your hard work. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Kyle or Austin office by calling 512-982-1190 or completing an online contact form.