Inventive Spark provides personal assistance with the preparation, registration, and protection of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property.

Patents

Patents help an innovator protect their product from other competitors. Specifically, a patent may be filed for any new and useful processes, machines, manufacturing process, compositions of matter, ornamental designs, plant varieties, and/or any new and useful improvement thereof.

Trademarks

Trademarks are often the foundation of a companies intellectual property portfolio and protect the good name of the company to the consumer. Marks that may be registered include a word, phrase, symbol, sound, color, smell, design, or any combination thereof, which identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from the goods and services of others.

Copyrights

Copyrights protect original works of “authorship,” fixed in a tangible medium. We can help register all six recognized categories of copyright. Registered copyright owners are entitled to statutory damages and have the exclusive right to reproduce the registered work, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform the work publicly, and/or display the copyrighted work publicly.

Licensing

Often the best way to use intellectual property is to license or assign it to others in return for royalty payments. Or, intellectual property owners may enter into a cross-license, where they license their rights to each other. This allows each owner to use the others’ patents, trademarks, or copyrights.

Our licensing experts negotiate and draft patent, trademark, and copyright licenses to help our clients maximize return on investment in their existing intellectual property rights