September 15, 2018
by Raleigh Lawyer
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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.

Find more information about IP law in the blogs below:

September 9, 2018
by Raleigh Lawyer
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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.

September 3, 2018
by Raleigh Lawyer
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Various Aspects of Estate Planning: HIPPA Releases

Welcome back. We are here to discuss another aspect of estate planning that many don’t often consider. It’s important to include HIPPA releases within your estate plan. When you go to the doctor, you usually need to sign a form granting individuals the right to talk with the doctor about your health or receive phone calls, documents, and more. Below, you’ll find more information about HIPPA and what it is.

  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress in 1996 to protect the medical information of patients.
  • It ensures that the patient has a choice in who has access to his or her healthcare records. It was one of the first safeguards put into place to protect personal health information. It also aims to promote more efficiency in the healthcare industry.
  • This federally mandated act was enacted to ensure certain standards are common practice nationwide among everyone in healthcare.
  • The standards are in place for employers who offer medical insurance to their employees as well.
  • The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects a patient’s health information from being released without his or her permission. It is the first of its kind.
  • It prevents other individuals from being able to ask for access to your medical records unless you have given permission to have them released.
  • Health information can include your past and current medical conditions and information about your healthcare provider and insurance.
  • The law requires that your doctor or health plan provider has a signed release form from you before they can release requested information to another party.
  • There may be a few exceptions to the rule, which could include communication between two doctors treating one patient. It can also include the information needed in order for billing problems to be resolved.

To learn more about HIPPA check back with our next blog. We will have more information about it for you. Also, if you have questions, contact our estate planning lawyer. We can set up an appointment to talk about this part of estate planning.

Are you considering estate planning? If so, congrats. We hope this information helps you decide to start estate planning today! Remember, you’re never too young to start. Call now to learn more. Also, if you have missed other blogs in this series you can find a few of them here and here. Just click on the links for more information!

Estate Lawyers  in Cary NC

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about estate planning. Also contact our estate lawyers in Cary NC 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, Klish and Eldreth, PLLC is here to help you with all your legal matters, whether it be estate planning, trademarking, copyrighting, or DWI issues.

 

August 29, 2018
by Raleigh Lawyer
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The Various Aspects of Estate Planning: Elder Care, continued

Welcome back. Our lawyer is here to talk more about elder care and how you can plan for your future care as you age. While this is something that can be difficult to think about and plan for, it’s better to make decisions and plans now. Our lawyer is here to help you with this. If you have any questions about elder care planning contact our office. We can help with all aspects of estate planning in Cary NC, as well.

Today, we are going to compile a list of documents that should be considered to be included in your estate plan for elder care. These documents will help your loved ones in a time where you may be unable to help yourself.

  • Bank information for savings and checking accounts
  • Tax returns
  • A list of savings bonds
  • Deeds to any property
  • Titles for cars or other vehicles
  • Account statements for IRAs or other brokerage accounts
  • Policy information for 401ks or other retirement plans
  • A list of any debts from loans or credit cards
  • Copy of personal medical history
  • Copy of Medicare card, if applicable
  • Health insurance policies, including any additional long-term care insurance

Elder law is a branch that covers many different types of legal issues, but it focuses on the needs of senior citizens. Some of the specific topics that an elder care lawyer may cover are listed below. At Klish and Eldreth, PLLC, we can offer guidance in these areas:

  • Living wills
  • Estate planning in Cary NC
  • Asset protection
  • Probate and administration of trusts
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Medicaid claims and appeals
  • Social security claims
  • Disability claims
  • Retirement and pension benefits
  • Guardianships or conservatorships
  • Long term care placement
  • Nursing home issues
  • Elder abuse or fraud

If you have questions about hiring an elder care lawyer, we have answers. Give us a call at Klish and Eldreth and speak with an elder care lawyer who knows the needs of senior citizens and their families. We can help make the process easier. Also, be sure to check back with previous blogs to learn more about the various aspects of estate planning. We hope this information gives you the confidence to begin planning without worry. Call now to talk with our lawyers.

Estate planning in Cary NC is an important part of life. Don’t hesitate to begin at any point in your life, once you’ve purchased a home, car or have other assets that you’d like to leave to loved ones after you pass. Call now to talk with our lawyer about estate planning in Cary NC.