Intellectual Property is a key element of any successful business and we help our clients to get and keep that edge over the competition. Probably, copyright infringement is one of the most common and expensive violations. Thus, we have a single recommendation regarding copyright: ask before using any material.
If you have a patent or a trademark or a service mark, protect it by registering with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), and any other relevant office. Even though the IP Offices use the same classification, the registration process is different in the European Union and in the United States, and the results can be different. Consequently, we recommend businesses do thorough research before applying for a mark or patent. In addition, businesses need patience because the process of getting the mark or patent is lengthy.