Intellectual Property

What is intellectual property?

The term intellectual property (IP) refers to things people create with their minds, such as:

  • Inventions
  • Literary and artistic works
  • Designs
  • Symbols, names and images used in business.

The good news is that your intellectual property is protected by law.

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For example, through copyright , trade marks, patents and design registration, you can ensure you earn recognition or a financial benefit from what you invent or create.

Intellectual property law is divided into two categories:

What are intellectual property rights?

Intellectual property rights are like any other property rights. They allow creators, or owners, of patents, trade marks or copyrighted works to benefit from their own work or investment in a creation.

Why is protecting intellectual property important?

Intellectual property rights reward creativity and human endeavour. For example:

  • The film, recording, publishing and software industries would not exist without copyright protections.
  • Without the patent system, researchers and inventors would have little incentive to continue producing better and more efficient products.
  • Without trademark protection and enforcement mechanisms to discourage counterfeiting and piracy, consumers would not be able to buy products confidently.

In short, without the protection provided by intellectual property law, you could lose control over many of the things that not only make your business profitable but enable you to stand out from your competitors.

Does your business have intellectual property?

Yes, all businesses have intellectual property, no matter what kind of business they are. Examples of intellectual property (IP) include:

  • business names
  • domain names
  • logos
  • product designs
  • product names
  • inventions
  • trade secrets.

How can Sajen legal help you protect your intellectual property rights?

At Sajen legal, Timothy Borham is our intellectual property expert.

What does that mean for you?

Tim can undertake a thorough intellectual property audit of your business and identify the assets that you need to protect. He’s particularly adept at ensuring that IT companies take all necessary steps to protect their intellectual property. Protecting your intellectual property rights is also important if you are looking to raise capital for, merge or sell your business. Why? Financiers and purchasers often look for enforceable intellectual property rights before they make a final decision to lend you money or purchase your business. Therefore, you should take all the necessary legal steps in order to protect your intellectual property rights. In short, protecting your intellectual property rights increases the value of your business. Tim is the kind of lawyer you want to talk to if you have an intellectual property issue, especially if you are operating in a knowledge-based industry. He has experience with:

What happens if you are involved in an intellectual property dispute?

Since Sajen legal is a law firm that specialises in litigation, we can also help you if you find yourself in an intellectual property dispute.

Finally, and most importantly, because we offer a fixed-fee service for all our legal services, we can tell you exactly how much it will cost you for us to protect your intellectual property or resolve an intellectual property dispute.

Do you need assistance with an intellectual property issue?

Would you like to talk to an experienced intellectual property lawyer?

Would you like to know more about our fixed-fee arrangements?

Call us now on (07) 5458 9999.

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