Intellectual Property

Bergen County, NJ Intellectual Property Attorney

Serving IP clients across New Jersey  

The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC located in Englewood, NJ is honored to be a resource for individuals with technical innovations, creative ideas, and business methods that constitute Intellectual Property. Our firm has over 25 years of experience guiding clients through all IP matters, including patents, trademarks and trade names, copyrights, trade secrets, and licensing issues. Our commitment to your Intellectual Property matter does not stop there. Your IP needs an effective attorney to help enforce the terms of your protection through dispute resolution and litigation, whichever is necessary. If you need quality legal representation, contact The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC for an exploratory meeting.


Our firm works with clients to form a comprehensive strategy that explores and employs the full potential of an idea worth patenting. If you have an idea for an invention that is unique, new, useful, and not obvious, you need to protect yourself. One of the ways in which you can protect your idea is through obtaining a patent. Our firm understands the value of a patent and works to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.


If your goods or services are distinguished by a word, name, symbol, sound, or device, you may need to pursue trademark protection. Trademark protection can help you stop infringement and hold those parties accountable for their actions. Contact our firm to discuss your legal matter. During our initial consultation, we will assess your situation and advise you on the best course of action to protect your business.


A copyright grants exclusive rights to the creator or assignee to publish, perform, film, print, or record literal, artistic, or musical material or grant another party the right to do so. Copyrights function to protect material on a tangible and permanent medium. Just by writing something down, it is copyrighted. Going further to protect your work is very important. Legally, you don’t need to register your work for copyright protection but registration with the Copyright Office provides further protection and provides the means of legal action through treble damages in case of infringement.

Trade Secrets

Trade secrets are a crucial part of many businesses’ success in the corporate world. A trade secret is one of the most interesting types of intellectual property we come across. Simply put, a trade secret is something that gives your business a leg up on the competition that is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable.

Licensing Issues

If you have a unique idea that can be licensed out to others at a profit, you need quality legal support to ensure that you and your idea are not exploited. The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC is honored to serve clients in the intellectual property world who need guidance through licensing and all matters related to granting rights to others. Our firm uses extensive knowledge and skill through all licensing matters, including negotiating terms and reviewing and drafting licensing agreements.


When faced with legal action, it is important to consult with an effective attorney with the years of experience and skill you need to overcome this obstacle. If your rights have been violated, your intellectual property has been exploited or infringed upon, your profitability has suffered at the hands of another party or your license agreement has been breached, you need to consider your legal options and fight for your future.

Dispute Resolution

Our firm believes that it does not serve our clients to dive right into court battles when the same outcome could be realized out of court and through a cheaper alternative to litigation. Our firm has effectively represented clients on all matters related to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets in and out of court for many years. Our experience over the years has taught us that our firm’s commitment to the protection of our clients’ intellectual property may include litigation as a last resort.