Intellectual Property Rights – What’s Mine Is Mine

Intellectual Property Rights – What’s Mine Is Mine

It’s been stated that “good artists borrow and great artists steal”. Whether or not that’s true is irrelevant but what is relevant is that if you’ve invented or created something, it’s yours. Even if others disagree, you’re protected under the legal statutes of intellectual property rights. However, creative ideas, no matter how original, are intangible and proving that something was yours first can become murky and difficult to prove. In some instances it becomes necessary to hire an attorney to ensure that you and your creation are properly safeguarded against potential thieves. Especially if your idea has the possibility of generating capital, certain legal defenses need to be in place to assure you, the inventor, that what you’ve created is yours and not to be copied, identically designed, or otherwise stolen all together.

There are two types of intellectual property rights, copyright and industrial, that defend against different aspects of intellectual property. Copyright law states that anything artistic in nature, such as literary or musical works, are protected against duplication. Industrial property, which consists of distinctive things like trademarks and symbols, are similarly secured. No one can copy the logo or symbol of a corporation without being held accountable for infringement, nor can anyone pass off a hit song as their own. Intellectual property rights protect both individuals and companies as a whole.

With the rapid rate of technological expansion, copyright and industrial infringements are becoming evermore prevalent and it’s more important to know your rights as a creator. These laws are in place to ensure the growth and expansion of our arts communities and to protect those who participate. To guarantee the fullest and most thorough protection available it may become necessary to hire an attorney. After all, no one knows the law better than a lawyer and to make sure that you’re getting the maximum level of defense our legal system can offer, hiring a lawyer is the safest bet.

It’s not difficult to steal ideas and if your idea is bankable or otherwise important to you then you may need the aid of a lawyer to confirm that your property is protected under the law. The likelihood is that what you’ve created is important to you, and possibly profitable to others. If it’s important enough to protect legally from potential thieves then hiring a lawyer is a concrete way to create peace of mind. Never has the phrase “a mind is a terrible thing to waste” had more meaning and relevance than when discussing intellectual property.http://www.lusmile.com

 

This article was written by Roger Brent Hatcher, an attorney at Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles, a leading Atlanta Law Firm since 1928.

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常言道:好艺术家借鉴,伟大的艺术家剽窃。这句话是真是假与我们无关,但如果我们发明,或着创造一件完全属于自己的东西的时候就与我们有关了。即使别人不同意,但你还是被知识产权法保护。然而,无论多么原始的创意都是无形的资产。但要证明那些创意是你首先提出来的也非常困难。在某些情况下你需要雇一位律师来确保你和你的创意能合适地被保护,并对抗潜在的剽窃。尤其是如果你的创造可能会转变为资本,必然要适当的法律保护来确保你是发明者:那属于我,不可复制,不可模仿,不可剽窃!

知识产权有两种类型:著作权和商业权,分别用于保护知识产权的两个不同方面。本质上著作权是指艺术类作品,例如文学和音乐作品,是受保护不可被复制的。商业资产是由类似商标和标志可区分的事物组成,商业资产也一样受到保护。没有人能在没有授权的情况下复制一个企业的标志或商标。当然任何人也不应该忽视自己创造的流行歌曲。总地来说,知识产权同时保护个人和企业。

随着科学技术的急剧发展。侵权行为也比以往更普遍,创作者了解自己的权益也愈发重要。那些法律可以适当地确保我们作品累积和保护那些参与者。为了确保最完整和最彻底的有效保护,这可能就需要雇一位专业律师。毕竟,没人会比律师更懂法律,也能得到法律系统提供的最大化防护,所以雇一位律师是最安全的投入。

要剽窃一个创意并不难,如果你的创意可能产生经济效益,否者你可能需要律师的帮助,来确保你的资产受法律保护是很重要的。可能你创造的东西与你而言很重要,但也可能对其他人来说也有利可图。足够的法律保护避免潜在的剽窃,而雇一位律师正是一个让你后顾无忧的具体方式。当说到智力财富的时候,不再让谚语“浪费心智是一件可怕的事”跟自己有更多关系。

 

 

    *本文由罗杰*布伦特*哈切撰写,他供职于创建于1928年的斯密斯*吉利姆*威廉姆斯&米勒律师事务所

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