Raleigh Trademark & Licensing Attorney Protecting Your Intellectual Property And Business
When you come across a million-dollar idea, you need to protect it. Far too many hard-working people have been cheated out of their opportunity to live out the American dream because their idea was taken by someone else. There’s nothing worse than seeing your unique ideas and business ventures successfully played out by another person or entity that doesn’t deserve it.
The attorneys at NC Planning know that the brilliant minds that work hard to bring their ideas to life deserve to reap the benefits of their creations. We work tirelessly to help our clients protect their intellectual property and business assets with trademark registrations and licensing agreements. We have worked with businesses of all sizes across all industries. Let us help you protect your business’s most valuable assets.
Why Is Intellectual Property Protection So Important?
It is important to protect intangible creations like designs, logos, brand names, and other elements of your business. Why? First, protecting your intellectual property ensures that other companies are not allowed to use elements of your creation, brand, or product without your permission. This way, you won’t miss out on lucrative opportunities to use your creation, brand, or product. You also get to retain control over how your creation, brand, or product is presented to consumers.
The right intellectual property protection can also help you stand out from your competitors. Being the only company that is allowed to use your logo or slogan is crucial for branding. But if you don’t protect your logo or other branding elements, you may have a hard time creating a name for yourself in the industry.
These are some of the many reasons why intellectual property protection is so important for businesses.
How Can Registering Trademarks Protect Your Business?
Entrepreneurs love tossing around different design ideas when it comes to logos and branding. When you’ve found the one that truly resonates with your business, it’s important to legally protect it to make sure no one else takes your idea. It’s unique to you and your business. We can help you make it legally official with a registered trademark.
A trademark is a type of intellectual property protection that is used to protect brand names, words, slogans, logos, symbols, and other branding elements. Trademarking these branding elements gives you the exclusive right to use them in connection to your goods or services.
There’s no doubt that trademarking your logo, slogan, and other branding elements can benefit your business. But the process of registering a trademark is complex. For this reason, it’s best to seek help from a trademark attorney.
The attorneys at NC Planning can assist with every aspect of trademark registration, including:
- Conducting a search to determine whether or not another company has already registered a similar trademark.
- Identify potential issues that could arise in the trademark registration process.
- Complete and submit the appropriate trademark registration paperwork.
- Communicate with the trademark office throughout the application review process to address concerns, provide additional information, and answer questions.
- Help you enforce and protect your trademark after it has been registered.
Let our attorneys guide you through the process of registering your trademark and protecting your business.
What Are Licensing Agreements?
A licensing agreement is a legally binding contract that outlines the licensing rights granted to a licensee by a licensor. For example, a licensing agreement may give the licensee the right to:
- Use a trademark that belongs to the licensor
- Use copyrighted work that belongs to the licensor
- Use a patented idea or technology that belongs to the licensor
By signing a licensing agreement, a licensee agrees to compensate the licensor in exchange for the right to use the licensor’s intellectual property. In many cases, the licensor is entitled to royalties on sales made by the licensee.
Licensing is a great way to profit off of your intellectual property. But it’s never wise to draft or sign a licensing agreement without speaking to an attorney first. Our attorneys can aggressively negotiate the terms of your licensing agreement to ensure you are fully compensated for the use of your intellectual property. We will also draft a clearly written, ironclad contract that allows you to control exactly how your intellectual property is used by the licensee.
Schedule A Consultation to Learn About Your Legal Options
Our attorneys are well-versed in trademark registration, intellectual property protection, licensing agreements, and other areas of business law. Don’t let someone enjoy the benefits of your hard work and creativity without your permission.
Our team is ready to fight to protect your intellectual property and the rest of your business’s assets. Give us a call at (919) 900 4720 to schedule your consultation today.