Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to all ideas that arise out of the creative spark of one’s mind.  Some of your ideas may be protected and others may not.  The ideas that may need protection include inventions (patents); literary and artistic works such as novels and plays (copyright); symbols, logos and brand names (trademark); names and images of persons associated with entertainment and sports (right of publicity); and closely held business information (trade secrets), to name just a few.

Valdez Lehman has assisted and counseled numerous business and individual clients navigating their way through the exciting, yet complex world of IP.  We assist clients in identifying whether their ideas can be copyrighted, trademarked, or are protected as a trade secret.  In addition to properly registrating trademarks and copyrights for our clients, we vigorously defend and prosecute our clients’ intellectual property rights and counsel them in non-infringement practices in their business or art.  Whether you are a business that has worked hard to establish your branding or a budding playwright or artist, we at Valdez Lehman can provide you with the representation you need for protecting your ideas and designs.