Intellectual Property is the body of law governing innovation and creative works. It is the backbone to many business endeavors and its protection is of vital importance. This area of law outlines the rights of the intellectual property owner as well as the rights of the consumer and the public at large. It also outlines the remedies available when your intellectual property rights are wrongfully infringed. There are many different types of Intellectual Property most of which have their own governing body, such as trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Protecting your Intellectual Property is what we are here to help you with. As a published Author, Richard P. Corey is the owner of several copyrights and trademarks. He has assisted many clients in obtaining federal registration and has spearheaded multi-million dollar lawsuits for trade secret infringement against global companies. We truly understand the importance of building your brand and protecting your rights.
Intellectual Property Law and Litigation
The Law Offices of Richard Corey has distinguished itself by devoting the majority of its practice to the world of business enterprise, particularly in the entertainment industry.
Richard Corey has extensive and diverse experience in the representation of recording artists, record labels, producers, composers, managers, publishing companies and recording studios.
Due to our convenient South Florida location, we have developed significant relationships with state of the art recording facilities.
Whether negotiating or re-negotiating an entertainment contract or helping shop that first record deal, RC Enterprise Law is the place to maximize your potential.
Over the years, Richard Corey has been an active participant in virtually every level of the entertainment industry, particularly as executive producer and manager.
He has negotiated distribution agreements with major record labels involving platinum recording artists and even Grammy award winners. There is much more to a career in the entertainment industry than simply being the “talent” and we are happy to take on the responsibility of providing guidance and consultation for purposes of business affairs, brand management, merchandizing, and marketing.
Categories of Intellectual Property Services Include
Service Mark Services
Trade Secret Services
Brand Management Consulting
Licensing and Assignments
Protection of Software and Source Code
Brand Development and Consulting
A copyright is a legal term used to describe the exclusive rights granted to the creators of an original work of authorship. This applies to literary, musical, and artistic works including photographs, paintings, video footage, audio recordings, source code, industrial designs, sheet music, and virtually anything else you can create using a pen and paper. Copyright registration is the Federal Government’s way of acknowledging the ownership of and exclusive right to use your work and any derivatives or licenses thereto. We are licensed in Federal Court and understand the intricacies of defending and prosecuting the copyright claim. In addition to lost profits there are statutory remedies available under the United States Copyright Act.
Trademark and Service Marks
The United States Patent and Trademark Office defines a trademark as a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party to those of others.
A Service Mark is the same as a trademark but regards a source of services rather than a product.
Simply put, a trademark is how the public recognizes your goods and services.
Whether its your logo, company name, or slogan, it is the face of your enterprise and acts as the foundation of your brand identity.
Effectively distinguishing your products and services in the marketplace is possibly the most important aspect of differentiating yourself from the competition.
Trademark rights are derived from actual use of the mark in interstate commerce, and when properly registered with the USPTO, afford significant statutory protection in addition to the protection awarded by common law.
Trade Secrets are defined as information, formulas, business processes, programs, techniques, or methods of operation that derive independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known or readily ascertainable by the public, and are the subject of reasonable efforts to maintain their secrecy.
They are the “secret sauce” that provides a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Florida follows the Uniform Trade Secret Act and has enacted Florida Statute §688 as the governing body for enforcement of trade secret rights and remedies for unauthorized use or disclosure.
Unlike trademarks which are the face of the brand and exposed to the public, trade secrets are kept behind closed doors.
The name “Coca Cola” is the trademark that we all know and recognize differentiating that particular product from others such as Pepsi.
Although there are many cola brands and many ways to make a delicious soda product, there is only one recipe that makes Coca Cola… that is the trade secret. Protecting your trade secret is crucial particularly in the area of software development.
Remedies for trade secret infringement include lost profits, compensation for the “head start” obtained by wrongful disclosure of the trade secret, and a reasonably royalty for its use.
Other Trademark Services
Answers to Office Actions
Licensing and Royalties
Trademark enforcement of rights