So, you've recently invented a new product or made a breakthrough discovery. The next step is to figure out how to legally protect it so you can use it to your competitive advantage. Securing your intellectual property through best practices and contracts, as well as patent or trademark protection through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and copyright protection through the U.S. Copyright Office is a wise solution. Keeping your intellectual property and increasing its worth through a sound business strategy can improve your business’s reputation.
Here at D. Tiller Law PLLC, I provide a broad range of intellectual property services focused on the issues that may impact your business. I assist entrepreneurs, inventors, and businesspeople as their projects move from the drawing board to manufacturing or utilization and ultimately to the market as a product. Before starting my own firm, I worked with Fortune 100 companies, making me knowledgeable in how they think. Now, I am dedicated to helping startups and small businesses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area turn creative concepts into marketable products.
Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Property
There are many resources available that can help you when trying to expand your idea or business. I have the skills and experience to guide you through these processes so you can aim for your goal.
If you are looking to buy or sell a current patent, whether it is a utility patent, design patent, or plant patent, it is important to handle the process with integrity. I am able to assist you with the business transaction that happens when a patent is being handed to somebody else. When handling a transaction of this size, it is important to have someone you can trust to make the right decisions and keep your information confidential.
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies a service or product to a consumer. It is protected under law, meaning, people cannot infringe upon your ownership. Obtaining a trademark can set your business or service apart from the others in the market and can build your reputation. To obtain a trademark, you must apply with the USPTO, a process I have extensive experience with. If you are looking to improve your community awareness with a trademark or other proprietary rights, contact me to set up an appointment.