Copyright and Trademark Lawyers with Experience, Skill, and a Personalized Approach
Law Office of Janelle A. Weber, P.A. has expertise in intellectual property (IP) litigation, specifically trademark, copyright, and trade secret. If you have a need in this area as either a plaintiff or defendant, we’re here to help.
Personalized Attention, Aggressive Advocacy
When you meet with us to discuss your intellectual property case, we listen intently and give you the personalized attention you and your business associates deserve. We quickly hone in on the key issues and formulate a strategy that meets your needs. We’ll use our experience, persuasive writing, and skilled advocacy to give you the best possible chance of success.
We Handle Intellectual Property Cases throughout the State of Florida
We can represent you in your intellectual property case in any of Florida’s judicial circuits and also in any of Florida’s federal district courts, whether the Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Florida, or Northern District of Florida.
How a Tampa Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney Can Help You
Has your intellectual property (trademarks or copyrights) been infringed by another individual or business? Have you been wrongly accused of infringing on someone else’s intellectual property? We represent individuals and businesses in intellectual property cases. We will evaluate your matter, litigate your issue in court or arbitration, and help you achieve the results you need. We have helped companies obtain domain names from cybersquatters.
Experienced Media Law Attorneys
We have represented television stations, newspapers, lifestyle magazines, and media companies in a variety of media-law-related cases. We have handled defamation and invasion of privacy cases, reporter subpoenas, public records requests and lawsuits, and intellectual property matters, specifically trademark and copyright litigation.
Don’t Delay, Call Us Today for Help with Your Intellectual Property Matter
If you are facing a legal issue involving defamation, invasion of privacy, the First Amendment, trademark, copyright, or trade secrets, contact Law Office of Janelle A. Weber immediately. It’s essential to act quickly so that we can assess your needs and begin working to protect your interests. You don’t want to miss a key deadline. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you determine the best course of action. Call us today to speak to an experienced attorney.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a copyright?
The U.S. Copyright Office defines “copyright” as “[a] form of protection provided by the laws of the United States for ‘original works of authorship,’ including literary, dramatic, musical, architectural, cartographic, choreographic, pantomimic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, and audiovisual creations.
Do I automatically have a copyright?
Yes, you automatically have copyright protection in original works of authorship. However, there are benefits to registering your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.
What benefits do I get from copyright registration?
If another party infringes your copyright, registration may make you eligible for statutory damages and attorneys’ fees if you prevail. Registration is also necessary if you wish to file suit for infringement of a U.S. work.
What is a trademark?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office defines “trademark” as “a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.”
What is a service mark?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office defines “service mark” as “a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than goods.”
Do I automatically have a trademark?
You can establish rights in a trademark based on “legitimate use” of the mark. One you legitimately use the mark for business or commercial purposes, this protection arises.
What benefits do I get from trademarking my work?
Federal registration of a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has several advantages, including a notice to the public of the registrant’s claim of ownership of the mark, a legal presumption of ownership nationwide, and the exclusive right to use the mark on or in connection with the goods or services set forth in the registration.