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Intellectual Property Law Lawyers In Shafter California

Shafter is a city in Kern County, California, United States. It is located 18 miles (29 km) west-northwest of Bakersfield. The population was 12,736 at the 2000 census. Wired telephone numbers in Shafter follow the format 746-xxxx and the ZIP Code is 93263. The city is located along State Route 43. Suburbs of Shafter include areas or communities named: Myricks Corner North Shafter Smith's Corner Thomas Lane

What is intellectual property law?

Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets. Intellectual property law involves advising and assisting individuals and businesses on the development, use, and protection of intellectual property -- which includes ideas, artistic creations, engineering processes, scientific inventions, and more.

Answers to intellectual property law issues in California


A patent is a document issued by the U.S. Patent and...


Some types of inventions will not qualify for a patent, no...


In the context of a patent application, an invention is...


Once a patent is issued, it is up to the owner to enforce it...


Patent protection usually ends when the patent expires....


Typically, inventor-employees who invent in the course of...


On its own, a patent has no value. A patent becomes valuable...


Copyright protects works such as poetry, movies, video games...


For works published after 1977, the copyright lasts for the...


The term "trademark" is commonly used to describe many...