What is intellectual property?
Intellectual property refers to items such as names, logos, copyrights, and trademarks. Because these are intangible items, standard property rights law doesn’t apply. Intellectual property rights laws were created to protect the right of a party to use and reproduce their idea.
The person who initially creates something of value is considered the owner of the intellectual property. An exception to this may exist when an employer contracts with an employee or independent contractor to create something for the employer, depending on the contract or agreement between the parties. Additionally, rights for an item may be sold or given away through various forms of licensing agreements.
Various disputes can arise regarding intellectual property. These disputes may be related to:
- Breaches of contract
- Licensing agreements
- Nondisclosure agreements
- Intellectual property agreements
- Copyright issues
- Trade secrets
- Unfair competition
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Intellectual property disputes can be complex and document-intensive. If you think you might need an intellectual property attorney, give us a call. Our legal team will evaluate the facts of your case and provide you with guidance and information to help you make the best decision moving forward.
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Perhaps one of our most notable cases involves our representation of NCAA student athletes in litigation against the NCAA, Electronic Arts, and the Collegiate Licensing Company. Allegations included unlawful use of the names and likenesses of NCAA student athletes in sports video games distributed by Electronic Arts. Ultimately, a $60 million combined settlement was reached with the NCAA and Electronic Arts.
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