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Published March 29, 2024

Brad Brown

Hello, fellow outdoor enthusiasts! This is Brad Brown from IP Works Law, bringing you another installment of IP Outdoors. Today, I’ve got two Under Armour pieces in hand, not for a fashion review, but to delve into a topic that resonates deeply with hunters and anglers: intellectual property.

 

While we may be more accustomed to discussing gear and tactics, individuals and companies in the hunting and fishing community must understand the intricate dance of intellectual property (IP) when working with inventors and contractors.

 

Many of us are involved in businesses with research and development departments or engage contractors for various services. These professionals might be crafting the next generation of hunting gear, innovative fishing equipment, or even groundbreaking outdoor medicines and software. In these cases, the need to protect your intellectual property becomes paramount.

 

Imagine investing in a brilliant invention, only to discover that you don’t own the rights to it. This is where understanding the nuances of contracts and the legal realm surrounding IP becomes essential. The last thing you want is to pay a contractor, thinking you’ll own the resulting invention, only to find out later that they retain the intellectual property rights.

 

Intellectual property can encompass copyrights, patents, and even trademarks, whether it’s the fabrics of your Under Armour clothing, a revolutionary hunting gadget, or a cutting-edge fishing tool. Being informed about the legalities ensures that your investments are safeguarded, and you will be aware of unexpected ownership issues.

 

So, it’s time for entrepreneurs, company owners, or anyone hiring contractors to take a proactive approach to bring your outdoor visions to life. Don’t let uncertainty loom over your creations; ensure your intellectual property is safe.

 

At IP Works Law, we specialize in navigating the intricacies of intellectual property law. Whether you need a closer look at your employment contracts or assistance drafting agreements securing your IP rights, we’re here to help. We aim to ensure that the ideas and innovations you invest in belong to you unequivocally.

 

If you are uncertain about intellectual property ownership, please call us. We understand the unique challenges the hunting and fishing community faces, and we’re confident that our expertise can provide you with the protection and peace of mind you deserve.

 

In the dynamic world of outdoor pursuits, where innovation drives progress, let’s ensure that your intellectual property remains your greatest asset. I’m Brad Brown, urging you to make the right decisions about your intellectual property because, at IP Works Law, we make IP work for you.

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Brad Brown

Leading the patent team at IP Works Law is Bradley M. Brown, Esq. Brad is a USPTO registered patent attorney who lends his expertise to patent, trademark, and enforcement matters.