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Columbus Intellectual Property Attorneys

Intellectual Property (IP) drives a large segment of today’s global economy. Valuable IP rights may exist in products and services we see, hear, and use every day. To maximize the value of your intellectual property, it is essential to take proactive steps to protect your assets. Our intellectual property attorneys listen to you to understand your needs and goals and help you craft a strategy to protect the assets you’ve worked hard to create.

CP&M LLP safeguarding your intellectual property rights. Expert counsel in patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets in Columbus, Ohio.

Intellectual Property Experts to Build and Protect
Your Business

  • Patent, Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Secret Protection
  • Enforcement and Defense
  • Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Licensing and Agreements
  • International Protection and Enforcement

We advise our clients on all aspects of intellectual property, including copyrights, licensing, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Our experience with portfolios of various sizes and industries allows us to offer tailored solutions for our client’s needs and objectives.

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What Is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual property is a general term for the categories of rights in intangible creations of the mind. Your intellectual property may fall under four main categories: patents, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets. Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP attorneys will work with you to achieve your strategic objectives and guide you on how to protect your intellectual property.

Protect Your Intellectual Property

Our team of attorneys are experienced with the nuances of intellectual property law and can help protect your most valuable business assets. IP can build brand awareness and loyalty among consumers. It establishes protectable legal interests in the goods and services sold by your company and the technology and know-how to produce them. IP law gives you a competitive edge and has intrinsic value that may be sold, licensed, or leveraged for profit. Intellectual Property drives innovation and enables you to enter new markets, grow market share, and create jobs.

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP can protect your IP in a variety of ways:

  • Register patents, copyrights, and trademarks
  • Trademark and patent clearance searches
  • Conduct audits to help you understand the efficient and effective use and protection of intellectual property
  • Develop licensing programs to enable clients to both protect and monetize their IP
  • Develop Non-Disclosure Agreements to be signed by vendors, business partners, and employees
  • Engage watch notice services to monitor new IP application filings by other companies and challenge those applications if necessary
  • Help clients to develop best practices for IP protection and train employees on the subject
  • Enforce your rights against infringers by sending cease and desist letters and, when appropriate, commencing litigation
  • Watch services to detect unauthorized registration attempts
  • Cancellation of others’ patent and trademark registrations

Understanding the types of protections and what can be protected is the first step to safeguarding your business’s assets. Always bring suspected infringement of your business’s IP to the attention of your CPM attorney.

Minimize Your Risk of Infringement

Your business can reduce its risk of infringing on other companies’ IP rights by consulting with the Intellectual Property team at Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP. 

Here are some of the ways we can help your business: ​ 

  • Conduct an intellectual property portfolio review to obtain legal clearance of all IPs before use
  • Implement policies and guidelines to reduce infringement risk
    • Drafting and reviewing licensing and transaction agreements, research and development agreements,
  • Review your website for compliance with the U.S. and international legal requirements
  • Educate employees about a business’s policies and guidelines
  • Train employees about types of IP that are most relevant to their jobs and industry

Never assume that what you see in the marketplace, in the media, or on the internet is in the public domain and free to copy, download or use.​ If you are unsure whether something contains the protected IP of another party, always check with our attorneys for a business risk assessment before downloading or using it.​

How can we help you today?

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