New Jersey residents who invent new products, launch businesses or develop new designs often obtain patents in order to protect their interests. The patent law system can be very complicated and confusing, especially for someone unfamiliar with the process. It is typically prudent to seek professional legal guidance if one believes that one has been adversely affected by another person's patent law violation.
Protecting a company’s intellectual property can have multiple benefits. In addition to providing a mechanism to take action against an infringing party, it can also help a business brand itself. This is because when consumers associate a specific image or design with a company they like, it could prompt them to purchase the good. Throughout the years a design could even become iconic.
In previous posts we have written about why it is important to register a copyright to protect works against unauthorized use. When the owner of a copyright believes it has been infringed, legal action may be taken. The outcome of these lawsuits will depend on a variety of factors. Because these matters are usually complex, in these situations it is important that all parties involved have legal representation on their side.
In an earlier post we wrote about how to go about registering a trademark and why it is a good idea to do so to protect a business. In this post we will discuss ways in which that trademark may be enforced following registration.