Monthly Archives: November 2014

Tips for a Successful Trademark Licensing and Franchising Agreement

There are many reasons why you might be considering a franchising agreement in Miami, Boca Raton or Naples, but you should only do this under the guidance of an experienced attorney who can help you understand all of your rights and obligations under such a contract. For the most part, clauses in a franchising or trademark licensing agreement will not be negotiable, so it’s crucial that you agree with the terms and that you know what they mean. Since these kinds of agreements tend to be long-term, it’s unlikely that there will be a chance to remove yourself from the agreement, too, highlighting yet again why it’s so important to have legal counsel review any trademark licensing or franchising agreement... Read More

The Value of IP Attorneys in Defending Existing Patents and Trademarks in Florida

When you develop something that is your intellectual property (IP) and you follow through on the legal protocol to protect it, you expect that your patent or trademark is going to be safe. Sadly, this is not always the case in Florida. Someone else’s improper usage of your intellectual property may lead you to contact an experienced Florida intellectual property attorney. No matter what business you’re in, you are looking at a very competitive atmosphere. The time and the money you have invested in your patents and trademarks are valuable to you, and you need someone else who sees that value. That’s where an intellectual property attorney comes in. If your patents and trademarks are being violated, it’s possible that... Read More

Copyright Infringement and Social Media: What You Need to Know

Every day, millions of users hit social media to share posts without really thinking about the possible copyright infringement issues. Since things can be shared in just a matter of seconds, it’s no surprise that the majority of people have probably witnessed numerous copyright infringement violations on social media. The “post anything” nature of today’s society means that some individuals have forgotten about the rules that exist to protect copyrights in Florida and beyond. Some original posts themselves may qualify for copyright protection, with the rule and perception being that the copyright protects an author’s interest in an original work, shared through a tangible medium. When it comes to shorter posts, like those that are typical on social media, the... Read More

Mediating Intellectual Property Disputes

Being involved as a party to an intellectual property dispute is frustrating, but you can help your case by reaching out for legal help as soon as possible. Many people are under the mistaken impression that litigation is their only option when one party is charged with violating another’s individual property rights, but that’s not the case. As litigation doesn’t always work for every case, and as it has gotten a reputation for being costly and time-consuming, other forms of dispute resolution have emerged to help parties close out their legal concerns and move on with their lives. The most common forms of alternative dispute resolution are arbitration and mediation, but mediation can be especially beneficial for an intellectual property... Read More