Helping You Protect Your Trademarks
The identity of your company is vitally important to your business. Not
only does it help customers and clients know who you are, but your various
trademarks can also work to tell people what you do and what your values
are. In essence, your company’s trademarks are any abstract representation
of your company and should be protected.
Trademarks can be any of the following:
- Company’s name
- Word marks
As the owner of these assets, you can leave them unregistered or have an
intellectual property attorney in Mt. Vernon like The Browne Firm help
you register them with the federal government. Registered trademarks (®)
are those that you can exclusively associate with your goods and services
nationwide while unregistered trademarks (™) may offer less protections.
The Browne Firm can help clients in Westchester County research whether
or not the trademarks they want are already in use or registered with
the federal government. If not, we can help you register your trademarks
to lessen the risk of legal ramifications from other claimants in the future.
Copyright Protection Assistance
Artistic works such as literature, films, photographs, and more are intellectual
property governed by copyright law. That means that even if your company
doesn’t operate in an explicitly creative industry, any booklets,
videos, or other media you produce during the course of business are copyrighted works.
Although copyrights are established the moment a work is created, registering
it can be an additional protection. It may even add assurance of your
ownership if you think someone else may attempt to claim your work as
theirs. Even if you simply want the security of knowing that your ownership
is in the public record, the intellectual property attorney in Mt. Vernon
at The Browne Firm would be happy to help you feel more confident in your
claim over your work.
What Can’t Be Copyrighted?
You may have a good notion by now about what you can copyright, but it’s
important to know what’s not protected by law.
The following can’t be enforced under copyright law:
- Discoveries, ideas, procedures, methods, concepts
- Improvised works that are otherwise not tangibly fixed by a choreography,
- Familiar designs or symbols
- Mere variations of color, lettering, or typography
- Contents or ingredients
For more information about protecting your trademarks and copyrighted works
near Westchester County, call The Browne Firm at