Protecting an invention can be done in a variety of ways. Each case must be examined individually. In certain cases, the proper and efficient path is to file an application to register an invention as a patent. In other cases, it is best to protect an invention as a trade secret. At times, it is worthwhile to combine protecting a product with the protection afforded by registering a design on the unique shape of the product and registering trademarks or copyrights.
In the field of intellectual property law, every action during the initial stages of planning a product or method has implications for defending your intellectual property in the future. Therefore, we recommend seeking legal advice prior to taking any action, as well as building an efficient and proper protection strategy.
Our firm has extensive experience in planning and implementing intellectual property protection strategies, registering patents and designs, and protecting trade secrets and copyrights.