Intellectual Property (IP) refers to a product of the intellect that has commercial value - including inventions, artistic
works, names and designs - that may be legally protected. IP generally falls into four categories.
Your innovation is where we begin.
A patent may be granted for a new,
useful, and non-obvious invention
and gives the patent holder a right to prevent others from practicing the
invention without a license from the inventor for a certain period of time.
Brandau & Associates, LLC offers a comprehensive patent service, including the
preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, and
counseling on the complete range of issues that can arise in connection with
A trademark is a distinctive sign or phrase which is used to
prevent confusion among the sources of products or services in the marketplace.
Brandau & Associates, LLC assists clients with United States and international
trademark registration processes concerning the selection, availability, use, maintenance and renewal requirements for trademarks,
service marks, and trade names.
A copyright is the legal right granted to an author, composer, playwright, publisher, photographer or
distributor to maintain unrestricted control over publication, production, sale, or distribution of a
literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work.
Brandau & Associates, LLC assists in protecting these expressive works to give their creators this exclusive right to protect how their
works are used, by preparing and filing domestic and international copyright registration
A trade secret is an item of
non-public information concerning the commercial practices or proprietary knowledge of a
business. Public disclosure of trade secrets may sometimes be illegal.
Brandau & Associates, LLC assists clients in protecting trade secrets and confidential information from loss, through misappropriation, piracy or otherwise.
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