Protect Your Assets With Intellectual Property Services for Atlanta Small Businesses
In the knowledge economy, ideas are currency. When you build business assets like your name, your slogan, or a tried-and-true original sales methodology, you need to protect them as you would protect any valuable equipment, goods and other capital resources.
With over 15 years of multifaceted experience, the Law Office of Stacey-Ann Taylor helps you assess, file, enforce and defend your business trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property. It’s not just about filling out paperwork; I provide additional services including but not limited to:
- Counseling you on business transactions and advising on effective strategies for licensing intellectual property
- Conducting trademark and copyright “rights to use” or clearance searches
- Registering rights for trademarks and copyrights with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
What are the Benefits of Hiring an Attorney?
Hiring an intellectual property lawyer for your Atlanta small business gives you distinct advantages. While your great ideas are bound to revolutionize the world, registering a trademark and/or getting a copyright on your work also allows you to take your time and develop your business plan further.
Protect yourself against someone else’s claim of IP infringement. Many IP lawyers will help you protect your assets — but, in today’s digital era of “creative use” and “fair use” terms, the lines are often blurred. As your back pocket legal business advisor, I’ll help keep your interests and profits protected against any claims of IP infringement against you. If you ever find yourself up against the possibility of litigation, don’t panic. Reach out, and I’ll guide you through the entire process.
Maximize the value of your intangible assets. Once you’ve established a baseline evaluation of your intangible assets, I’ll help you answer such questions as: “Should I be charging more for the use of my licensed products?” or “Is a trademark sufficient, or do I need alternate or additional registrations?”
These probing questions can help us get a fresh perspective on the value of your business IP assets. You may be leaving money on the table — so let’s find out where that’s happening and use the Atlanta Entrepreneur’s Program to help close the gap.
Watch for blatant theft of your property and have the paperwork to back-up any claims. Effective IP protection strategy is all about anticipating where you may be vulnerable, filing timely registrations and getting the process started before anyone else commercially uses your idea — or an idea so similar that it sparks a conflict.
There may not be any “new” ideas under the sun but, for business owners, even incremental shifts in business processes, innovative operations changes or new sales methods can be the keys to consistent and passive profits. Allow me to help you protect these profits by ensuring that you file the right paperwork at the right time. This way, we’ll have the appropriate paperwork on hand to protect your business against any competing claims.
Drafting relevant agreements with IP protection. Business owners are already familiar with the need to formulate contracts that work in their favor while preserving the relationship of trust and mutual benefit between them and vendors, suppliers, or employees. However, as a lawyer specializing in IP, I can help you draft agreements from the perspective of preserving your intellectual property. My services include the accurate and strategic drafting of internal documents, such as:
- Transfer of ownership
- Licensing deals and agreements
- Clauses designed for precautionary measures, especially when you’re working with a new invention or tangible product
My services for intellectual property include:
Trademark applications help legitimize your brand and protect your IP assets such as your name, logos, and slogans that you plan to use in commerce-related transactions. The truth is that without a trademark registration, another business can use your intellectual property without any compensation or consequences.
Obtaining patents for inventions and creations can be a long and arduous process. Your application can be delayed over several small but insignificant details. Register your business property and enhance your legal protections through copyright registrations.
License agreements are a novel way to expand and scale your business’s image, operations, and revenue. If you’re planning to build partnerships on a regional and even national level, licensing agreements are integral to making sure you are fairly compensated.
Creative businesses with an innovative event or production idea need to license their IP for legal use. Timely rights clearances can help your business create content that makes an impact while legally clearing you of copyright infringement.
Infringement disputes are a tricky area where documentation and detailed paperwork are of the utmost importance. Intangible assets like images, words, and other brand collateral are still protected by law. Intellectual property counseling can help you prepare to take action and recover losses you may incur.
Fair Use Issues
Many individuals claim Fair Use when reproducing your intellectual property and use it for “educational” purposes. However, Fair Use is not the gray area it seems to be when others try and indirectly profit from your property without your consent. Attorneys know when Fair Use applies and when it can’t be rightly claimed. That’s why you need a legal advocate readily available to consult whenever these “gray areas” arise.
Contact the Law Office of Stacey-Ann Taylor Today
Peace of mind, clarity of path forward: My clients enjoy unparalleled access to my expertise and services when they work with me through my innovative Atlanta Entrepreneur’s Program. Ideas are a dime-a-dozen, as the saying goes, but ideas that sell are harder to come by. Protect yours and ensure that no one else can profit from your work unless you permit them and secure fair royalties. Maintain your unique identity and protect the brand and business’s assets, ideas, inventions and designs that set you apart. Contact the Law Office of Stacey-Ann Taylor today.