Intellectual property (IP) is an area of law that encompasses basic ownership rights over inventions, creative works, unique names, ideas, industrial processes, business models, and computer program code, amongst others. The intention behind intellectual property protection is to protect the works of creatives and inventors, while allowing the public access to those works without the threat of theft.
Intellectual property lawyers help their clients by establishing and protecting intellectual capital. In practice, an IP attorney assists clients with matters such as: copyrights, patents, trademarks, licensing, franchising, trade secrets, technology transfers, and distribution issues. Drafting licensing agreements, performing due diligence, and negotiating IP settlements are common practice for attorneys specializing in intellectual property.
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