Intellectual Property

It is important to protect your creations, whether they are works of art, processes, secrets, or business or product names. Without the proper legal protection, competitors can profit from your hard work.

At Bush Graziano Rice & Platter, P.A., we protect the intellectual property rights of clients throughout Florida. We represent individuals and businesses that need to establish and defend their intellectual property rights. We also defend clients accused of unfair competition or infringing on the rights of others.

Vigorously Protecting Your Creations On All Legal Fronts

Some of the IP matters we can assist you with include:

  • Trademarks — We register words, names, symbols or devices that distinguish your products from those of others. Our attorneys will defend your intellectual property from trademark infringement and represent you in administrative dealings with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
  • Trade secrets — A trade secret may be a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern or other confidential information that gives one company an advantage over the competition. We can help you protect your trade secrets through noncompete and nondisclosure contracts with employees and vendors.
  • Copyrights — Whether you need to register a copyright, want to license copyrighted material to others or have been accused of copyright infringement, we can help. Our lawyers stay abreast of changes in copyright law, and can help you determine when a copyright is set to expire or lapse into the public domain.
  • Patent Litigation — our patent lawyers can assist you with all your patent needs — from patent filing and prosecution to post-issuance proceedings and patent portfolio management. We understand that successfully obtaining and defending patents is a key component of maintaining a strong business strategy.

Aggressively Defending Your Intellectual Property Rights

Establishing your intellectual property rights only goes so far. If you do not consistently defend the use of your protected property, you may lose trademark, patent or copyright protection For example, if a competitor mimics the packaging of your product, we will insist that the competitor stop copying your product's trade dress. Failure to do so could risk the future loss of your trademark.

To learn more about our services, please contact the Tampa-based intellectual property attorneys at Bush Graziano Rice & Platter, P.A., by calling us at 813-302-1418 or emailing us online.