September 25, 2018
by Raleigh Lawyer

Various Aspects of Estate Planning: HIPPA Releases, continued

Welcome back. Our estate planning attorney in Raleigh NC is here to help you better understand the various aspects of estate planning including HIPPA releases. We talked about this previously, as well. Check back there for more. If you have any questions, contact our lawyer. We are here for you.

  • Entities such as healthcare providers, healthcare plans and health clearinghouses must adhere to the rules set forth under the act. Most of these organizations had to undergo multiple processes to become HIPAA compliant when the privacy rule went into effect in April 2003.
  • You may notice that when you go to a new doctor or update your files with your current provider, they now give you information about the act and explain how your information will be protected. You may have also had to sign a form stating your information could be released to another party if you have switched doctors or needed to visit a specialist.
  • These protections ensure that your information is not disclosed without your permission, and when ID information is transferred, it is only the minimal amount needed for the requesting party’s purpose.
  • Companies who are compliant with HIPAA guidelines must ask your permission to request or release your medical records to another entity. They must ask to make corrections to your information. You should also receive a notice outlining how your information will be used if you give them permission. You should also receive a report showing when and how your information was used.
  • The HIPAA laws also affect how medical information is used by your employer. While most companies do not have access to someone’s medical information, insurance claims or medical reimbursements could have private health information listed that needed to be protected. In these cases, the people who take care of employee insurance or reimbursements should be aware of the law and follow procedure. 
  • HIPAA privacy laws are enforced by the Department of Health and Human Services. They may penalize entities such as healthcare providers, health plans and healthcare clearinghouses who exchange patient documents if the laws are not followed.

To learn more about the various aspects of estate planning, contact our estate planning attorney in Raleigh NC. We can help. Also stay tuned for other blogs in this series.

Klish and Eldreth | Estate Planning Attorney in Raleigh NC

Keeping your estate plan up-to-date with changes is important. Meeting with your estate planning attorney in Raleigh NC quarterly, semi-annually, or at least annually might be a good idea. That way, you can ensure that all changes are updated and documented properly, in the event that you have an untimely incapacitation or death.

Remember, if you don’t have an estate plan in place, now might be the best time to start. Our estate lawyer is here to help you get your estate planning in order and ready should you pass in an untimely manner or become incapacitated at some point. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to an estate plan. Contact our office.

September 21, 2018
by Raleigh Lawyer

Understanding Different Forms of Intellectual Property, Part Six: Joint Ventures

We are back to further discuss the different forms of intellectual property and how they may be protected by law. If you’re just joining us, this is just one installment of an entire series that covers all aspects of IP law. Be sure to check back for other articles that can help you better understand IP law.

Today, we will continue with joint ventures. Even if you aren’t familiar with this term, chances are, you understand what it means. A joint venture can include creating and marketing on a partnership basis. For example, you may choose to work with another individual or business to develop new products, boost sales of already created items, add value to your current company, or to market your products, creations, or other intellectual property.

Though this may seem like a great way to get your intellectual property noticed, it’s important to understand that partnerships of any kind should be protected with an agreement. A joint venture agreement can be created by our lawyer to help ensure all parties involved are protected.

In addition to a joint venture agreement, an operating agreement might also be a great option to consider as well. Our lawyer can help you with this. From protecting intellectual property to entering into a partnership through joint ventures, we can assist you so that you won’t be overwhelmed or concerned with the safety of your ideas, creations, or other intellectual property while working with another individual or business. Call us now to talk more about joint ventures.

In our next installment of this series, we will talk more about partnerships, including partnership agreements and why they may be considered part of IP law. Stay tuned for more.

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Are you starting a small business? Get legal support from our Raleigh small business lawyers at Klish and Eldreth. We can help you get your business off to a strong start by ensuring that your legal needs are met.  We’re committed to your success and will do everything within our power to protect your company. In addition to business, consumer and contract laws, we can also handle intellectual property matters such as trademarking and copyrighting.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about estate planning. Also, contact us to schedule a consultation if you have yet to start estate planning. It’s never too early to make plans for your wishes upon death. In addition, our lawyer is here to help you with all your legal matters, whether it be entertainment law, trademarking, copyrighting, or DWI issues.


September 15, 2018
by Raleigh Lawyer

Understanding Different Forms of Intellectual Property, Part Five: Development

Welcome back to our blog series that continues to discuss the various forms of intellectual property. As an inventor, songwriter, or creator, you may be unsure of how to protect your ideas from others. Thankfully, you have our lawyer on your side. We can help you with all types of intellectual property and help you better understand the legalities. It can be difficult to work through this alone. That’s why our law firm is here for you. Feel free to contact us at any time with questions you may have. Our intellectual property lawyer in Cary NC is here to help.

Today, we are going to discuss the development of intellectual property. Believe it or not, the overall process of developing an idea or creation is covered under IP law. That means that the ideas you have that are still in the creation progress, pending trademarks, or have yet to be fully thought out are still protected by law.

You won’t have to worry about whether or not your ideas are safe and free from infringement when working with our lawyers to make sure the process of developing your intellectual property is secure.

The brainstorming process and continued development of your idea is the first step in creating. Without the ability to keep it safe, you may never be able to fulfill your ideas and bring them to life.

If you’re ready to take the first step in keeping your ideas safe and protected, contact our intellectual property lawyer in Cary NC today. We can help you learn more about IP law, your right to protect intellectual property and the development of an idea as well as answer any questions you may have about any and all aspects of intellectual property. Call now to talk with our lawyers.

Keeping your ideas and works safe is an important part of the creation process. If you are in the process of developing intellectual property and need to find out more about the law and your rights, turn to our intellectual property lawyer in Raleigh NC. You are sure to have your rights protected in a way that keeps your ideas and in progress works safe.

We hope you’re able to get a better idea of what IP law is, how it can help you and give you the confidence and support you need to continue on with your ideas and creations. Feel free to contact our law firm to get started on the process of making sure your intellectual property and developing ideas are protected by law. Also stay tuned for more articles that cover the various forms of intellectual property.

Intellectual Property Lawyer in Cary NC | Klish and Eldreth, PLLC

Do you have questions concerning intellectual property? We can help you protect your creations, inventions, or other projects from misappropriation. Call our intellectual property lawyer in Cary NC at Klish and Eldreth to get the answers you need about intellectual property law from our lawyers. We can also help with other legal matters such as estate planning, guardianship and more.

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September 9, 2018
by Raleigh Lawyer
Comments Off on Understanding Different Forms of Intellectual Property, Part Four: Licensing

Understanding Different Forms of Intellectual Property, Part Four: Licensing

Intellectual property, also referred to as IP law, is focused on literature, music, artwork, designs, and other intangible creations that are property of the author or creator. These things should be protected, just as a tangible item would be. Sometimes, ideas or other creations may be compromised or stolen without your consent. At that point, creators of the works may have a right to any profits made from stolen ideas. Our attorney in Raleigh NC can help you make sure your works are protected by law.

There are several forms of Intellectual property that should be protected. Over the course of the past few blogs, our attorney in Raleigh NC talked about a few of them. Today, we continue with a discussion on licensing.

  • Do you have a new idea that should be considered for licensing? Sometimes, this type of IP is a better choice for ideas than opening a new business. Housing your idea through licensing may be a better option for a few different reasons.
  • Licensing your idea is quicker than opening a new business.
  • Licensing is legal and can give you the option to sell intellectual property to individuals and businesses.
  • With licensing, you have the option to sell your idea for money. A business can legally pay you for the idea. There won’t be any legal implications from the transaction. However, it’s a good idea to talk with our lawyer before going into a deal with an individual or business. That way, you can ensure your ideas are protected properly. We can also make sure you are working in the right direction.

Sometimes, owning a business isn’t the best option for those who have ideas, inventions, or creations. If this is the case for you, contact our lawyer. We can help you with licensing for your intellectual property. Our attorney in Raleigh NC can help you decide what’s best for you and your creations.

We hope this information helps you understand licensing and how it can be considered part of IP law. For more information on the different forms of Intellectual property, visit back soon. We will have more information coming up in a future blog post. If you missed our previous blogs, click on the links below to visit these articles.

Intellectual property law ensures that a concept or creation is legally protected. If you need help with IP law and making sure your works are protected, contact our law firm today. We are more than happy to help you get the protection your work needs. We can evaluate your creations and help you better understand IP law so that you can feel confident you are making the best decisions. Call now to set up a consultation with our intellectual property attorney in Raleigh NC.

Klish and Eldreth, PLLC | Intellectual Property Law | Attorney in Raleigh NC

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about IP law, trademarking or other legal situation. Our attorney in Raleigh NC is here to help you with all your legal matters, whether it be entertainment law, small business, copyrighting, or other issues.

Also contact us to schedule a consultation if you have any questions about licensing. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our attorney in Raleigh NC to ensure that you are taking the right steps to ensure your works are protected by law without worry of infringement.

September 5, 2018
by Raleigh Lawyer
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Understanding Different Forms of Intellectual Property, Part Three: Trade Secrets

Intellectual property can cover a variety of intangible creations. This can include written articles for a newspaper, music, photography, literature, and more. In our previous blog posts, our lawyer in Raleigh NC has been discussing the different types of intellectual property that may be covered under IP law. Today, we continue our discussion with trade secrets.

Trade Secrets | Lawyer in Raleigh NC

Oftentimes, companies or individuals may create and develop secret techniques that will help them in manufacturing products and services. When this is the case, it may be a good idea to protect these secrets legally. Whether your secrets include techniques that will work to improve the services you offer, recipes with a secret sauce, trade practice, etc. they’re considered intellectual property and may be protected by law. Our law firm is here to help you with this. We can make sure your business trade secrets are confidential and safe. You won’t have to worry about putting your business at risk.

Though there isn’t a way to register your business trade secrets, there are a few steps you may take while also working with Klish and Eldreth, PLLC. They include:

  • Implement a non-compete and disclosure agreement for those that are involved in your business.
  • Conduct IP audits regularly.
  • Monitor all email and any other electronic information your employees may use to communicate with one another as well as outside sources.

Our intellectual property lawyer can help you ensure that your company’s trade secrets are secure and covered under IP law. We believe that confidentiality in this matter is important and want to help you avoid a situation that could be devastating to your business. Call now to learn more about how we can help.

Also be sure to visit back with our next blog post. We will continue our discussion on the various forms of intellectual property by discussing licensing. If you missed our two previous blogs concerning trademarking and copyrighting, visit those here and here.

Klish and Eldreth, PLLC | Lawyer in Raleigh NC

Do you want to protect your intellectual property with a copyright or trademark?  Do you have trade secrets that need to be kept in the vault? Do you need help with someone infringing upon your registered trademark? Our lawyer in Raleigh NC can help. Call our office to talk with us, today. We’re here to answer your questions about how to best protect your creation or other work. Our firm is also able to help in estate planning, divorce, elder law and DWIs.