Guzman Law Group

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Guzman Law Group has developed close working relationships with creators of all types – inventors, writers, musicians, producers, editors, special effects designers, directors, web designers, internet pioneers, and creative entrepreneurs in a multitude of industries. Our clients represent the creative cross-section of society and Guzman Law Group excels at protecting and exploiting those rights and properties.

INTERNET 

We are in a new era “ The internet is a constant stream of Intellectual Property and if you are a content owner or creator, it is likely that you will need help in safeguarding your creations. Guzman Law Group recognizes the importance of building and protecting the brand identity at a commercial level and enforcing the author or owners rights in intangible, yet extremely valuable assets at the creative level.

LICENSING

Everyone has a creative side and the overlap between Intellectual Property and the brick and mortar business is an ever-increasing commonality.  You don’t need to be a screenwriter to have Intellectual Property to protect.  Clients are often surprised at the Intellectual Property they have and the benefits received by insuring their protection.  Securing the intellectual property rights in your properties, brand name, slogan and overall product identity can be crucial to moving forward with, for example, a licensing or manufacturing and distribution deal or even the sale of your business.  Increasingly, partners and joint ventures are demanding that the rights to the underlying property are secured i.e., registered and protected.  Having your brand, properties and products protected can mean the difference between a one-time sale of your product or idea, and a lifetime of licensing and royalty income from the same properties.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK

trademark |ˈtrādˌmärk | noun a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product.

copyright | ˈkäpēˌrīt | noun – the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

Guzman Law Group represents clients on both sides of the IP spectrum – from the local business seeking to obtain a trademark to protect their name to individuals and companies that derive income solely from their copyrights and other intellectual properties such as authors, directors, producers and other creators.  We offer clients a wide array of services at all junctures in the IP life-cycle:  registrations, monitoring, policing, exploiting, licensing, and pursuing infringers.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

LICENSING negotiating and drafting agreements for uses of copyrighted works, trademarks, and patent use
TRADEMARK search and mark clearance, prosecution (applying for registration), enforcement and pursuing infringers
COPYRIGHT registrations, licensing, and infringement
RIGHTS MANAGEMENT global portfolio protection and exploitation
MERCHANDISING
BRANDING
MULTIMEDIA LAW cross-disciplinary representation encompassing many components, often overlapping with Entertainment
INTERNET / E-COMMERCE website development and terms of use, copyright and trademark registrations for your site and its content
DOMAIN NAME MANAGEMENT