We provide our clients a full variety of services related to Intellectual Property, along with the necessary legal support. We also assist clients with inherent services involving commercial or corporate law, contracts, market research, due diligence, anti-counterfeit or anti-piracy, legal and technical translations, etc.
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Below we explain in more detail some of our IP-related services.
"Intellectual Property (IP) is created when an idea takes some tangible form. IP can mean a brand, invention, design or other kind of creation and it can be legally owned. Basically, Intellectual Property lets people own the work they create."
There are four main types of IP rights that you can use to protect your inventions or creations - Patents, Trademarks, Designs, and Copyrights:
A Trademark is a word, symbol, or design, or a combination of these, used to distinguish the goods or services of one person or organization from those of others in the marketplace. Trademarks have come to represent not only the wares and services themselves but also the reputation of the company. They are considered important intellectual property (IP) assets.
Trademarks can also comprise the emblem (logo) of the company, the shape of an object, as well as a signature.
It is interesting to know that each time that you make use of your mark in connection with your products or services, you invest in it. Conversely, if you stop using it, it will lose its strength and could even be cancelled.
A Copyright protects original literary, musical, dramatic, and artistic works. Generally, it protects all creative works for the life of the author plus 50 years.
An Industrial Design deals with the original ornamentation of any article of manufacture. This includes any shape, feature, or ornamentation, the object of which produces an aesthetic effect. Functional or utilitarian features may not be the subject of an industrial design but maybe the subject of a patent.
A Patent deals with an invention, that is, a new and useful process, the machine, manufacture, composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof. A patent is granted by the Government giving an inventor the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling his invention for a period of 20 years (normally) from the filing date, and is given in exchange for a full and complete disclosure of the invention.
RKF LAW specializes in all matters concerning Intellectual Property Protection, such as registration and protection of Trademarks, Patents, Designs, Copyright, and Domain Names.
We assist clients in meeting the requirements for obtaining registration and protection for trademarks, patents, industrial designs and models, copyright and domain names. We file and represent national and international applications, handle annuities and renewals, as well as dispute resolutions and litigations involving any kind of IP rights.