In today’s digital age, intellectual property for businesses is more important than ever. Not only is it important for businesses to recognize and protect their own intellectual property, it’s also important for businesses to recognize other business’ intellectual property and the laws surrounding “borrowing” content and images.
What is Intellectual Property?
When we talk about intellectual property, what exactly does that mean? Intellectual property refers to the business owner’s or the business’ rights to their brand, image, original content, art, and ideas. Since intellectual property doesn’t always refer to tangible, physical items, it can be difficult to protect, especially with the Internet and the ease and convenience of technology.
Unfortunately, in today’s digital age, many are still under the misconception that anything they find off the Internet or social media is fair game to use at their own discretion. However, the truth is there are laws that many are unaware of that dictate the complete opposite. Just like you wouldn’t go to the store and steal something to use for your own benefit or profit, using something off the Internet without permission or rights is the same as stealing.
Furthermore, when we think of intellectual property, we often think of musicians, artists, or inventors that want to secure their creations or “property” through copyright, patents, and trademarks to avoid others stealing their works for their own use. However, similar laws apply to businesses as well. Trademarks can protect a business’s image, such as packages, labels, and even on websites from infringement, theft, or misuse.
Regardless of the type of entity, such as a sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation, or partnership, if you business operates under a registered and official DBA, you and your business are entitled to intellectual property protection.
Intellectual Property, Technology, and E-Commerce
The Campbell Law Group is uniquely poised to offer legal consult on matters related to intellectual property, technology, and E-commerce. Leveraging our applied business technology experience in both entrepreneurial and Fortune 100 settings, our firm can assist you in filing for copyright, trademark, and infringement, as well as distribution and licensing agreements. For websites, we resolve domain name and infringement disputes, and help craft website terms and conditions and privacy policies so that your online presence is uninterrupted.
In our digitally dominant society, it’s too much of a risk for businesses to go unprotected. This is just one reason why it’s important to work with a professional and qualified intellectual property and corporate law attorney to ensure that your business, image, and brand is protected against infringement, misuse, and theft. Other individuals or businesses could be misusing your image or brand without your knowledge, costing you customers, sales, and even your reputation.
Campbell Law Group Help For Protect Your Business
To learn more about intellectual property and how to protect your business, contact the Campbell Law Group today at 305-921-0398, visit us online, or visit our office in Coral Gables, Florida. Schedule a free initial, no-obligation interview with a member of our professional legal team. We will take the time to discuss the details of your business, such as your products and/or services, your marketing strategy, and begin the appropriate legal proceedings in order to file for a trademark, patent, or copyright to ensure that your brand and image is protected. Protect your business and partner with the Campbell Law Group