Patents protect new and unique inventions in the United States and internationally. We use utility patents to protect the functional features of your product or processes (how they work) and design patents to protect ornamental features (how they look). Patents permit the inventor certain rights to exclude others from making, selling, or using their invention, as well as renewing, defending, or enforcing the rights a patent provides.
Utility patents typically last 20 years, while design patents last 14 years.
Whether you are a potential client or an attorney who needs help on a patent-related matter, we will be happy to assist you.
Copyrights protect your original creative expression from any unlawful or unauthorized usage. Copyright protections provide creators with exclusive rights to use, reproduce, distribute, and display their works as well as protecting against any infringement of those rights. While copyrights are commonly thought of as protection for literary works, works of fine art, music, and video, copyrights are also used to protect brands, software code, and website content.
Whether you are a potential client or an attorney who needs help on a copyright-matter, we will be happy to assist you.
Proprietary information is any business’s competitive advantage. Kim, Lahey & Killough Law Firm protects your business by keeping your most valuable information confidential.
Unlike patent applications, trade secrets protect those valuable aspects of your business by keeping them confidential. While innovations may be difficult to reverse engineer, your best protection is maintaining secrecy through well-drafted confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements for every layer of your business. A significant benefit of trade secrets versus utility patents is that trade secrets last as long as you are able to keep the information secret, whereas patents expire 14-20 years from their filing date.
Whether you are a potential client or an attorney who needs help on a trade secret-related matter, we will be happy to assist you.
Trademark rights are made for the commercial use of a name for a good or service, along with the branding, logomark, tagline, and any tangible asset that defines your company. Federal trademark registration is essential in today’s global marketplace, and obtaining a trademark begins with applying for registration. The process of registration may begin before the mark is used in commerce, and trademark rights begin with the use of a name. Federal registration enhances the use and protection of these rights.
Whether you are a potential client or an attorney who needs help on a trademark-related matter, we will be happy to assist you.