Intellectual Property

The Law Office of Benjamin Jarrell has extensive experience handling the intellectual property needs of individuals, businesses, and even federal agencies.

The foundation for intellectual property protection is derived from Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution: “The Congress shall have power… to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”

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From this authority, the Federal government has promulgated laws protecting intellectual property, most notably Patent, Trademark and Copyright laws.  Other protections are also contained in subsequent legislation and international treaties to which the U.S. government is a signatory.  It has further extended protections through the Federal Acquisition Regulations and other policies issued through federal agencies.

Generally speaking,  Federal laws provide exclusive protections for the creator of the intellectual property and guarantee them a specified time period during which they can profit from their works.  By treating creative works of the mind as property, albeit intangible, a philosophical underpinning exists for a right to profit from the work.  The intent is to enable and encourage people to invest the time and resources required to create things that promote the progress of the science and useful arts.

Our firm is experienced at assisting clients navigate the treacherous waters of trademark and copyright law. In this legal environment, it is crucial that business owners protect their intellectual property and prevent others from exploiting it.

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