Misappropriation of Intellectual Property
What Is Misappropriation of Intellectual Property?
Creations of the mind, such as inventions, manuscripts, or designs, are protected from theft just like physical property. Intellectual property is one of the most valuable products of any individual or corporation.
After all, it is ideas that provide the foundation for:
- New products
- And inventions
These ideas are what make businesses fail or succeed - and actually change the world as we know it. This unfortunately makes intellectual property a target for misappropriation, theft, and misuse.
If you have had an idea or design taken from your company or have been accused of misappropriating intellectual property, a Sugar Land commercial litigation attorney at The West Law Firm may be able to help. Our team understands the specific civil and criminal laws that govern intellectual property and its use. We also understand just how important these products of the mind can be in today's competitive business world.
We Can Handle Commercial Litigation Related to Such Intellectual Property As:
- Trade secrets
Think you have a case for misappropriation of intellectual property? Contact our commercial litigation attorney here for your free initial consultation today!
Intellectual Property Disputes and Litigation
As an intangible asset, intellectual property can be the basis for exceedingly complex disputes and litigation. What qualifies as intellectual property and is thus offered legal protection can become somewhat of a grey area.
It can also be difficult to prove ownership and therefore misappropriation. This makes it all the more important to involve a lawyer who has experience with these unique cases.
The goal in a case involving intellectual property theft will be to prove that such property should have been protected, that it was lawfully possessed by the victim, and that it was unlawfully taken by the at-fault party.
Physical evidence may come into play, such as:
- Copyright agreements
- Patent portfolios
- And more
Our team thoroughly investigates these matters to build compelling cases that protect our clients' best interests.
When you work with our firm, you can rest-easy knowing that your case is in the hands of a highly awarded and respected attorney. Scott West is a board certified attorney, willing to fight and do whatever it takes to help our clients win. When you entrust your case with our firm, you can be confident that a legal expert is on your side.