Types of Intellectual Property Disputes

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What Are the Different Types of Intellectual Property?

Intellectual property consists of property that is usually not tangible. Instead, this type of property consists of sets of rights controlling the ownership, use, and sale of items created through the use of a person’s intellect or creativity, such as musical compositions, logos, and machines. There are four main types of intellectual property:

What Are Some Common Types of Intellectual Property Disputes?

The most common type of intellectual property dispute is that of infringement. This is where intellectual property is used or appropriated without the owner’s permission by another. Infringement can apply to many categories of intellectual property. Thus, there can be copyright infringement, patent infringement, and trademark infringement.

Some common ways that infringement can occur are:

An intellectual property dispute can also arise through corporate espionage, such as bribing an employee of a competing company to disclose the competitor's secret client list.

Lastly, an intellectual property dispute can arise when the producer of a good or a service believes that their product is protected under intellectual property laws, when it is actually not protected at all. An example of this would be where Thus, it is important for manufacturers and producers to register their products and ensure that they receive protection.

What Are Some Remedies for Intellectual Property Disputes?

Remedies for an intellectual property dispute can include:

Remedies will of course depend on the type of violation at hand. In some cases, criminal charges can also result for the infringing party.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Help Resolving an Intellectual Property Dispute?

Intellectual property disputes can often cost businesses and individuals a great deal of revenue and profits. You may need to hire an intellectual property lawyer near you if you need help with any type of conflict or infringement issue. Your attorney can provide you with legal research and advice for your particular claim. Also, if you need file a lawsuit or appear in court, your lawyer can assist and represent you during those processes as well.

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Last Modified: 05-10-2016 04:24 AM PDT

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