How do I enforce my rights to intellectual property?
The purpose of obtaining a patent, trademark, or copyright is to protect the intellectual property that you have spent years of time, money, and effort on. the last thing you want is to ha that property stolen. Luckily, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has a team of enforcers to ensure that your intellectual property rights are safe. The Enforcement Team works to protect your property thought the United States. If you have been granted international rights on your intellectual property, the Enforcement Team can also help ensure protection in other countries. This only applies in countries in which you have been granted a patent because each country has its own patent and trademark office.
If you notice intellectual property theft occurring to either your own IP or someone else’s, it is important that you report this fraudulent behavior to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. You may also want to inform your intellectual property attorney if your work has been compromised. Those who work to enforce intellectual property laws can take the appropriate actions against the party committing fraud and ensure that no further injustices are committed in the future. If you have questions or concerns regarding a patent, trademark, copyright or trade secret, it is important that you seek experienced legal representation to help ensure you are protected.