Protecting Your Intellectual Property With Trademarks And Copyrights
In the competitive business world, your intellectual property (IP) is as vital to your organization’s success as its physical and financial assets. Your IP may encompass your brand, your original work and your market advantage.
For entrepreneurs, business owners and nonprofits, securing your IP with the help of an experienced lawyer isn’t just a smart business decision; it’s foundational to your organization’s success.
At Cruz Law, PLLC, I’ve spent my career dedicated to the complexities of business law, including the intricate areas of trademark and copyright law. I’m Jason Cruz, a Bellevue business attorney with over 20 years of experience serving the needs of the Greater Seattle area business community. I understand how critical trademarks and copyrights are to the success of your organization, and I will work diligently to safeguard your valuable IP assets.
Trademarks: Your Business Identity Shield
A trademark is more than just a symbol, name or slogan. It’s the identifier of your brand to the world. Here’s why they matter:
- Recognition: Trademarks distinguish your products and services, making them instantly recognizable to customers.
- Protection: A registered trademark protects your brand from being used without permission.
- Value: Trademarks can become valuable assets over time, increasing in worth as your brand’s reputation and market presence grow.
Securing a trademark involves several steps, including a thorough search, registration and, if necessary, enforcement. I guide you through each phase to ensure your brand is protected. I’m well-versed in the nuances of trademark registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as the Washington Secretary of State.
Copyrights: Safeguarding Your Creative Work
Copyrights protect your original work from being used without authorization. While copyright protection is automatic in certain original creative work, there are numerous advantages to registering them with the U.S. Copyright Office.
I offer consultative services on copyright law, including helping you understand the scope of your rights and how to enforce them if infringed upon.
In addition, I handle licensing agreements to allow you to monetize your IP safely and strategically.
Secure Your Intellectual Assets Today
I’m passionate about helping clients protect their brands, innovations and creations that set them apart. Contact me today at 425-900-5797 for a consultation, and let’s ensure your IP is well-protected.