Trademarks and Copyrights

San Marcos Attorney to Help with Trademarks and Copyrights

Also Protecting Writers, Creators and Owners in Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, and Carlsbad

Perhaps you and some college friends finally pooled money together to start up that IT company you have been brainstorming for months. You want to consult a San Marcos trademark attorney to protect words, names, or devices associated with your new company. Or perhaps you are an online publisher based in Escondido or Vista, and you have intricate, complicated questions about how copyright law might apply to your new web venture.

Simplifying Complex IP Dilemmas

The Law Office of Darius Khayat can help you identify and solve your pressing copyright or trademark issues. Our team understands the complex, ever-changing dynamics that govern intellectual property law. Whether you need protection, or you need legal help because you believe that your rights have been violated, our experienced IP lawyers will strive to understand your needs and simplify what you need to do. We can also help with other mission-critical aspects of your business, such as formation of business entities, general business counsel, purchase or sale of a business, contract review and drafting, and more.

Difference Between Copyrights and Trademarks

Copyrights are legal protections for creators of original works, such as music, books, artistic or dramatic creations, and other types of published and unpublished IP. Per the 1976 Copyright Act, the owner of a copyright enjoys many benefits, including the right to distribute the work, perform the work in a public setting, reproduce the work, and even prepare works that are derivative of it. You register copyrights with The Library of Congress’ Copyright Office.

Trademarks, on the other hand, protect the source of goods or services as opposed to specific products themselves. You might get a trademark for a device or name or symbol or slogan that you use to indicate the source of a product.

In other words, copyrights protect creative authored works that are fixed and permanent – such as photos, pieces of art, drawings, manuscripts, movies, etc. Trademarks, on the other hand, protect IP that helps to identify the source of a service, product, or good.

Getting the Protection You Need Now

When it comes to intellectual property law, nuances abound. You want a legal team that has the capacity for meticulous, dynamic research as well as a grasp of the “bigger picture” of the ever-shifting landscape of intellectual property law. The seasoned team here at the Law Office of Darius Khayat has been serving the San Marcos, California area (and surrounding communities) for over a decade-and-a-half, and we can help you meet your challenges.

The Law Office of Darius Khayat serves San Marcos as well as surrounding communities, including Carlsbad, Vista, Escondido, and Oceanside. Call us now: 760-591-0245.

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