Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Assistance from Our Franchise Lawyer

Franchise companies have a number of important trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other intellectual property (IP) that must be protected. Thinking about the future of your franchise company includes devising a thorough plan for registering and protecting your IP in order to preserve the integrity of your intangible property.

At the Law Offices of James M. Johnston, Jr. PLLC, our franchise law attorney offers legal advice and cost-effective representation to help protect your IP portfolio. Contact our firm today.

Steps to Take to Protect Your Intellectual Property

While protecting yourself can be complicated because it involves federal, state and local laws and regulations, it is important that you do what you can to ensure that your IP is protected.

You can take the following steps to help protect your IP portfolio and your franchise:

  • Make sure you have registered your logo and name
  • Know what is in your IP portfolio
  • Educate yourself and stay informed
  • Utilize well-written non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • Never forget international patents, trademarks, and copyrights
  • File all applications as soon as possible
  • Hire a knowledgeable lawyer to guide you through IP protection procedures

Attorney James M. Johnston can search all databases, including website directories and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), for any instances of misuse or infringement. If found, our legal team works hard to see that your claim is well represented in court, if necessary.

Using Trademarks & Copyrights

Trademarks, which distinguish your goods and services with a logo, names, colors, or other markings, and copyrights, that protect original works, can help franchise companies protect their intellectual property in the United States. To protect your franchise company across the globe, international registration may be required.

Applying for trademarks and and copyrights can help franchisors protect the integrity of their brand. Call (254) 791-5622 today to schedule your free consultation to learn more.