Intellectual Property Trademark & Copyright
At Willis Law, our dedicated attorneys provide a variety of services to individuals and businesses in the area of trademark and copyright law, including filing of trademarks and copyrights, and handling any litigation that arises from enforcement actions or accusations of infringement.
Our Kalamazoo lawyers understand the importance of resolving these issues as efficiently as possible to protect the bottom lines of our clients and allow them to move on with their business objectives. Trademark or copyright concerns? Call us toll free at (888) 461-7744 for a free initial consultation.
Trademarks are used to claim exclusive rights to products or services. Trademarks can be owned, but also licensed. For example, if someone trademarks a cartoon, he or she could sell a license to a cereal company to use the cartoon on the box or in other advertising materials. In Michigan and elsewhere in the United States, common law trademarks are also recognized, but it is in the interest of individuals and corporations to own trademarks due to the additional protection they are afforded in the event someone infringes upon them.
A copyright gives the creator of an original work, such as a book, a magazine article, a song's music or lyrics, exclusive rights to his or her work. The concept behind copyright is that the creator of the work should have an exclusive window to profit from his or her efforts and creativity. Copyrights also provide the copyright holder with the right to choose how his or her work may be adapted for other purposes (such as music being used in a feature film or advertisement), who may perform his or her work and who may financially benefit from it. Like other forms of intellectual property, litigation can be pursued by copyright holders if their copyright has been infringed upon.
Copyright and Trademark Litigation
We are skilled litigators with experience pursuing the rights of copyright and trademark holders, as well as defending individuals or corporations that have been accused of infringement. If you face copyright or trademark litigation, we are well-equipped to protect your interests.
Contact Our Copyright and Trademark Attorneys
At Willis Law, we want to protect your copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property so you can succeed and grow. We only succeed if you succeed. Contact us today to arrange a free initial consultation. We have offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Paw Paw.