What is a copyright?
Through a copyright protection, your intellectual property can be protected. With a copyright protection for your idea, it grants exclusive rights to the creator or the assignee of the property to publish, perform, film, print or record the registered concept. After you are granted this copyright protection, the process is not over. You have to continue to monitor so that no one is using your copyrighted concepts without your permission. An attorney can help with the monitoring process to ensure that your copyright is being upheld.
Individuals can also take legal action to protect their intellectual property through different methods of formal protection. They may wish to acquire a patent, trademark or trade secret. With these protections, it can protect their idea from misuse or being stolen by another individual.
How can I help secure my intellectual property?
To take proper measures to secure your property, consider the use of alternative dispute resolution. Through this process, you can work with an attorney that can encourage you to work with another party toward reaching a resolution. Two processes to consider are arbitration and mediation.
Arbitration is a binding process that is confidential to those involved. A panel of attorneys will be experienced with vast knowledge in the field and will act as arbitrators for the parties involved. After hearing both sides, the panel of attorneys will come to a decision. Their decision cannot be appealed and it is binding for both parties. Through this process, individuals can avoid litigation.
Mediation can also avoid a court case if both parties are willing to cooperate. Both parties sit down with a neutral third party to discuss a possible outcome that satisfies everyone. In comparison to arbitration, the mediator does not take any evidence into consideration, but are only there to keep conversation productive toward reaching a solution. A binding legal document will be drafted to ensure that the final outcome is made official. If either party is not content with the process, they have the ability to end mediation at any time.
The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC has over 25 years of experience helping clients through tough times when they need it most. If you need assistance with any intellectual property, traffic violations, or business law matters, our firm is here to help. It is critical that you pick the right attorney who can protect your rights. Contact The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC for a consultation.