Lexero Law Firm provides internet attorney legal services in the areas of domain names, e-commerce, cyber law, intellectual property, and more.
Internet Law Today – Legal Issues on The Web
While the Internet has opened up the world and allowed us to create a global economy, instances of copyright infringement, patent violation, trade secret and other types of litigation have increased.
In the past, people who published or sold their intellectual property expected their property to be adequately protected. This same level of protection and security should extend to the Internet. While the mode of communication may have changed, your rights should remain the same.
The Rise of Ecommerce
While many people sell traditional goods and services including clothing, kitchen and household items, pet supplies, auto parts and other products online, other forms of ecommerce include software and informational products such as ebooks, newsletters, blogs, and reviews, have increased in popularity.
When selling goods and services online, it is important to protect your business ideas as well as goods and services from being used or sold by others without your permission.
Unfortunately, protecting goods and services from misuse online can be difficult and time consuming. Understanding your rights is the best way to prevent or reduce online theft – whether it is intentional or not.
Intellectual Property Rights
Your words, software, computer code, computer products, services, and business trade secrets are all considered intellectual property as long as you can prove they are yours. Understanding your rights is the first step to protecting the ideas and concepts that become your products and services.
There are a variety of ways to protect your property:
- In-depth user agreements
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Copyright registration
- Trademark registration
- Patent registration
A lawyer with experience in Internet law can assist in drafting a variety of documents that clearly state how products and services may be used or sold by others or file the paperwork needed to legally register your intellectual property with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or the U.S. Copyright Office.
Lexero Internet Lawyers
As Internet law continues to grow and expand, attorneys at the Lexero Law Firm are here to assist you in protecting intellectual property and advising you in avoiding committing any violations along the way.