Skillful Phoenix Intellectual Property Lawyers Handle Infringement Cases
Arizona firm seeks relief for businesses harmed by trademark and copyright violations
Intellectual property in the form of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets are vital to the operation of many businesses. However, the benefit a business receives from its hard work can be lost if others are allowed to infringe their IP rights with impunity. Fortunately, the knowledgeable Arizona intellectual property lawyers of Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C. in Phoenix are ready and able to parlay our intellectual property and litigation experience to protect your intellectual property in court.
Knowledgeable advocates litigate matters relating to patents and trade secrets
Infringement cases fall into a number of different types, depending on the nature of the intellectual property infringed:
- Trademark infringement — Trademarks are names, mottos, logos or other identifications that distinguish particular products or services from their competitors. Someone infringes them by using the same or confusingly similar names, mottos or logos.
- Patent infringement — This occurs when someone uses a design or manufactures a product that is patented by someone else during the life of the patent, or while the decision whether to grant a patent is pending, without the patent holder’s authorization.
- Copyright infringement — When someone reproduces, distributes, displays or performs the creative work of an author or other artist without the copyright holder’s permission, legal relief can be granted. There are exceptions to this general rule, such as fair use and parody.
- Misappropriation of trade secrets — A trade secret is anything that gives a business a competitive advantage, but which the business tries to keep from public knowledge. It can be infringed by anyone who violates a duty to keep it confidential or acquires the trade secret by improper means.
- Cyber-privacy violations — One particular type of trade secret is the information stored on a company’s computer. Hackers frequently initiate data breaches that harm both the victimized business and its valued customers. The Digital Millennial Copyright Act protects your internet
- Unfair competition — Sometimes, former employees leave to establish new businesses based on what they learned from their former employer. If the employee signed a reasonable non-compete or non-disclosure agreement as a requirement of that job, the terms of that agreement should be enforceable.
If you believe that someone has infringed on your intellectual property rights, we can determine if you are right and take action, possibly including litigation, against the infringers.
Attorneys outline remedies available when IP infringement occurs
Regardless of the type of infringement, if we represent you, we will work hard to collect the evidence of the infringement and its harmful effects on your business, and make a compelling presentation during legal proceedings and settlement discussions. Potential remedies we may seek on your behalf, include:
- A temporary restraining order to stop the infringement as soon as possible
- A permanent injunction against the infringement following a hearing on the merits
- Recoupment of the profit the infringer made from your intellectual property
- Any damages you or your business suffered as a result of the infringement
If someone infringes your copyrighted online content, we might be able to get the subject material taken down. If, on the other hand, you have been unfairly accused of infringement, we will vigorously defend your rights. Our experience and skill in the fields of intellectual property and business litigation can be powerful weapons on your behalf.
Contact a Phoenix law firm able to handle your intellectual property infringement case
Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C., takes an assertive, practical approach to litigation dealing with all kinds of intellectual property infringement. To schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable IP litigator, call our office today at 866-696-2033 or contact us online. Located in midtown Phoenix, our office is easily accessed by light rail or car, with plenty of available parking.