Workers Compensations Law
The litigation support that we offer refers to all activities designed to prepare lawyers, law firms and legal departments trying a case or cases. Our services include interviewing witnesses, reviewing documents, and preparing cases for court action. Intellectual Property Law is one of the practice areas we cover. Intellectual property law is associated with the rules for securing and enforcing legal rights to inventions, designs, written and artistic works, etc. Similar to the protection of ownership of personal property and real estate, it protects the exclusive control of intangible assets. The purpose is to give an incentive for people to develop creative work benefiting society, by ensuring they can profit from their works without fear of plagiarism, misuse, or appropriation by others. Depending on the type of creation/invention, patent rights are generally valid for up to 15 years in Lebanon from the date of registration which can be renewed for further periods of 15 years, (7 in America for pharmaceuticals and the beauty industry ). Qualifying items for patents include new machines, technological improvements, and manufactured goods, including the “look” and concept of a product. Descriptions must be very precise. Patent protection will be considered invalid if an invention is found to be obvious in design, not useful, or morally offensive. A trademark is another intellectual property term used to protect symbols, names, and slogans to identify goods and services. In addition, Copyrights apply to writings, architecture, music, motion pictures, and other original intellectual and artistic forms of expression. Protection is not available for theories or ideas, or anything that has not
been captured in a fixed medium.
Protection against unauthorized use of the intellectual property (infringement) is necessary. Owners should take steps to protect their rights; they can put a notice to make their rights visible to the world. Inventors can mark their product with a patent number assigned by a patent or trademark office. If any infringement occurs, there are certain intellectual property laws and rights that can be enforced in federal courts. We can help you as consultants for advice or in litigation, whichever may be in your best interest to ensure you reap the rewards of your creativity. We can also help you establish your product, and ensure profitability.