Why You Need a Law Firm That Understands Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law
If you’ve already seen our previous posts on starting a new business, and then hiring a commercial real estate lawyer to help grow your business, then you know The Law Offices of Kirk Halpin & Associates, P.A., understands how to help your business as it matures. You’d be hard pressed to find a business today that does not interact with customers, employees or contractors through technology on a daily basis. The realm of intellectual property and technology law can be extremely complicated and confusing. Luckily, we know the ins and outs of this complex area of law, and are here to help.
Registering a Trademark or Servicemark
A trademark or servicemark is a great way for your business to let customers know who is behind an excellent product or service and add value to the worth of your business. By using a mark of words, designs or symbols, you can distinguish yourself from your competition and create an identity. Hiring an intellectual property lawyer can help make the filing process a smooth and easy one. Both the State of Maryland and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office offer a process for registration. The Law Offices of Kirk Halpin & Associates, P.A. can help explain the differences and assist you with defending your mark to the extent that someone is infringing on your business.
Creating Nondisclosure Agreements
If you have important confidential information that you share with employees or contractors that you would like to make sure is not communicated with others, an intellectual property lawyer can create a nondisclosure agreement to help make sure your information stays confidential. Prior to engaging our firm, one of our client’s developed new technology in their field and one of their competitors was interested in possibly purchasing their business so held a meeting with our client to learn more about the technology and the customers who purchase the technology. Unfortunately, the client disclosed too much information to this competitor without a signed non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement and the competitor subsequently decided not to purchase the business and is now competing directly with the client.
Drafting Technology-Related Contracts
Drafting technology-related contracts can be a tedious and time consuming task, and knowing what kind of contract is required only adds to the confusion. We have the knowledge and experience to draft a wide range of technology-related contracts, including software and patent licenses, consulting agreements, development agreements, and web terms and privacy policies. It is very important in today’s digital age for clients to understand that they need to ensure that their web terms and privacy policies on their website not only comply with the laws of their respective State, but also with any requirements of other states where other residents may purchase products or services.
Contact The Law Offices of Kirk Halpin & Associates, P.A. Today
Practicing together in Howard County since 2004 – first in Columbia and now in Clarksville, The Law Offices of Kirk Halpin & Associates, P.A., is here to help with a variety of business, real estate and finance law issues. We have a long list of practice areas, a long list of industries served, and a long list of success stories and recommendations in helping businesses, no matter the size, grow, reach their goals, and surpass them. If you’re seeking counsel on a business, real estate or finance law issue, always feel free to contact us via our contact page or call us at (410) 531-1700. While you are here, remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn to stay up to date with our blog and the latest happenings at our firm.