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Do you have a creative work and need to protect it through copyright, trademark, patent or a distribution agreement? The Intellectual Property attorneys at Bogin, Munns & Munns can help safeguard your work of art.

A copyright is a protection given to a creative work, such as a painting, a song, a movie, or a sculpture. A copyright protects published as well as unpublished works. Copyrights grant the exclusive right of reproduction to the creator, as well as the right to create works deriving from the original, distribute copies of the work, display the work, or perform the work (as with a song or play). A copyright exists as soon as a creative work is put into fixed and tangible form, however, the creator of the work cannot pursue an infringement lawsuit without registering their copyright. The Library of Congress registers copyrights through the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office places the issuance of the registration on public record and issues a certificate of registration to the creator. For these reasons, it is vitally important to register your intellectual property. Certain things, such as slogans, logos, and titles, cannot be copyrighted, but may under specific circumstances qualify for trademark protection. Under current law, a copyright will last the life of its creator, plus 70 years.

Trademarks are symbols, designs, phrases, or words that distinguish where a product or good comes from, rather than the product or good itself. McDonald’s Golden Arches or Nike’s Swoosh are two of the most famous registered trademarks in the country. Service marks work the same way, but in respect to businesses that offer services rather than tangible products. The brown and gold shield logo of United Parcel Service (“UPS”) and the eagle of the United States Postal Service are both famous service marks. Like a copyright, you do hold certain rights without registering your mark, but registration allows for a wider protection of your rights, such as the ability to bring a lawsuit to defend against its use by others, a listing in the patent office’s databases, public notice of your ownership claim, and more.

We routinely provide copyright and trademark searches, registration services, and aggressively litigate the unlawful infringement, dilution, and/or use of our client’s intellectual property and proprietary technology in federal and state courts.

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Intellectual Property

Copyright

Copyright

Let an intellectual property attorney help you copyright your book, movie, or song and protect your creative works.

Distribution Agreement

Distribution Agreement

Negotiating the right Distribution Agreement for your business early on solves headaches later. Get help today.

Trademarks

Trademarks

Get professional legal help when registering your trademark and avoid potential IP disputes down the road.

Licensing & Technology Agreement

Licensing & Technology Agreement

Licensing agreements involving website development, intellectual property, and software require special legal skills.

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Bogin, Munns & Munns Can Help With Your Intellectual Property Case

We routinely provide copyright and trademark searches, registration services, and aggressively litigate the unlawful infringement, dilution, and/or use of our client’s intellectual property and proprietary technology in federal and state courts.

We have offices in over 12 locations, including Orlando, Cocoa, Daytona, Orange City, Gainesville, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Melbourne, and Ocala. Fill out our Business Questionnaire or call 407.578.1334 today.

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