Leesburg Intellectual Property Attorney
Protecting Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Trademarks and Patents
For many companies, intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trade dress, trade secrets and trademarks) comprises their most valuable assets. Success in today’s global marketplace increasingly depends on safeguarding intellectual property (IP). That’s why businesses turn to for complex cases that require a broad-based knowledge of legal, technical, scientific and strategic experience in managing and protecting priceless IP rights and assets. Contact our experienced Leesburg intellectual property attorneys today, we can help.
Strategic and Responsive Counsel
The Leesburg intellectual property attorneys at Simms Showers LLP know how fast you need to move when your brand name is threatened, your goodwill is at stake or your trade secrets are being stolen. The firm works with a variety of industries including technology, engineering, medical device, telecommunications, automotive, biotechnology, and more through all stages of commercial litigation. Because time is of the essence, Simms Showers LLP is prepared to move immediately for injunctive and equitable relief in the courts, obtaining preliminary injunctions and restraining orders against IP infringers within a short timeframe.
We practice throughout the state of Virginia and the country, before state judges, in federal district and appellate courts, helping clients with:
Filing and Protecting your Patent
A patent is granted by the U.S. Patent Office for a specific time period to register inventions and improvements that are novel, unobvious and useful. Simms Showers LLP conducts a thorough patents search to determine whether a similar design has already been registered. If your design appears to be unique, he can assist you in preparing your drawings and descriptions, and he can file a detailed application. If another person or company attempts to infringe upon your patent rights, Simms Showers LLP pursues all available remedies to stop production and obtain compensation.
Registering your Copyrights
You have an exclusive right to the work you produce when you put it into a tangible form, such as a book, a photograph, a musical composition, a computer program or a movie. Your work automatically gains federal copyright protection upon production. Simms Showers LLP can help you register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office to protect it from unauthorized use, reproduction or distribution.
Preserving your Business Image Through your Trademarks
Trademarking your commercial branding, logo, picture or design can prevent it from being used by others. Even use of a confusingly similar look, name or logo can constitute trademark infringement. Simms Showers LLP files your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. If infringement occurs, we seek an injunction to stop further use and we sue the infringer for damages.
Safeguarding your Business Trade Secrets
A formula, recipe, method, process or plan distinctive to your business constitutes a trade secret. Trade secrets are intrinsic to the success of your company and give you the competitive edge. When these unique functions are revealed, your company’s value is compromised. Simms Showers LLP helps you protect your business through nondisclosure agreements and employment protocol.