When someone uses your creative work without your permission, this violates the law. These works can include images, words, logos or inventions.
There are several ways to resolve these types of conflicts legally. Understanding your rights is vital to safeguard your ideas and financial future.
Protected Intellectual Property Rights
In New Jersey, you have legal rights to intellectual property that falls under the following categories:
- Licensing agreements
- Trade secrets
There are several ways to resolve intellectual property disagreements. Delivering a cease and desist letter to the violator may resolve your issue. A professional can help you draft a letter identifying your rights and stating how the other party’s actions violate the law.
You can also address your dispute through mediation or arbitration. These processes can help you avoid litigation. Mediation involves both parties discussing the issue and finding a solution with the assistance of a neutral professional. This mediator guides the conversation to ensure productive negotiations. Arbitration is a confidential process resolved by a panel of experienced attorneys.
You can file a lawsuit if your case is strong enough. This type of litigation can be complex, and you may file under federal and state laws. Your options depend on the specific details of your claim. The process often involves significant time and expense. Knowing how to efficiently research, build your case and create a compelling argument in court is essential for a successful outcome.
Protecting your intellectual property is critical as it is the core of your business and income.