There are separate and distinct types of intellectual property (IP). IP encompasses creative works or inventions in which the creator or owner has exclusive rights. These rights are enforceable by the owner under various intellectual property laws, including copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets.

IP is inherent in all businesses – images, publications, inventions, products, software, etc. Whether you are an individual artist or a corporate conglomerate, you have intellectual property that needs to be protected. Brenda L. Speer, LLC specializes in the area of intellectual property law, serving artists, entertainers, innovators, and companies. As analytical creative types ourselves, we are avid champions of educating and enabling our clients to protect and promote their valuable brainchild from concept to harvest.

A trademark may consist of words, phrases or designs or combinations which is used in trade with goods or services to indicate the source of the goods or services and to distinguish them from the goods or services of others. A service mark is the same as a trademark, except that it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a good or product.

Brenda L. Speer, LLC can assist you with:

Trademark Protection and Registration

Trademark Availability Opinions

Infringement Analysis

Licensing of Trademarks

Enforcement of Trademarks

For more information about Trademarks, please see the Glossary.

Please visit our Fees page for pricing information for some of our services in this areas of the law.