Sanford/Orlando lawyer with more than 20 years of experience safeguards your intellectual property through patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
You have concepts, designs, ideas, inventions, brands, slogans and innovations, which bring value to your company or endeavor. Attorney Michael L. Leetzow has more than 20 years of experience maintaining the value of that intellectual property through:
Filing and protecting your patent:
Your inventions and innovations are protected through patents issued by the U.S. Patent Office. After consultation, we may perform a patent search to determine whether there is a similar invention. If your invention is unique, I can file a patent application to protect it. If another person or company infringes upon your patent rights, I can pursue all available remedies to stop production and obtain compensation.
Registering your copyrights:
You have a copyright when you put your creative work into a tangible form, such as a book, photograph, musical composition, computer program or movie. However, you should register that copyright with the Copyright Office. At Michael L. Leetzow, P.A., I can help you register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office to protect it from unauthorized use, reproduction or distribution.
Preserving your business image through your trademarks:
A trademark protects your commercial branding, logo, picture or design from use by others. Even use of a confusingly similar look, name or logo can constitute trademark infringement. I will file for your trademark registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. If infringement occurs, we can seek an injunction to stop further use and collect damages.
Safeguarding your business' trade secrets:
A formula, recipe, method, process or plan distinctive to your business constitutes a trade secret. Trade secrets are intrinsic to the success of your company and give you the competitive edge. When these unique functions are revealed, your company's value is compromised. At Michael L. Leetzow, P.A., I help you protect your business through nondisclosure agreements and employment protocol. If an employee or outside party discloses protected information, I can minimize damage to your company and pursue your legal remedies.