Patents: What can be protected, and how?
Whoever does not establish ownership of his invention by obtaining legal protection for his intellectual property, forfeits the right to prevent imitation or copying.
A new idea, realized in the form of a machine, a technical process, or a product, can be effectively protected by a patent, utility model, trademark or a design patent - either national or international. In many cases worldwide protection, secured by means of foreign patents, should be considered.
International design registrations, copyrights, and trademarks protect the uniqe design and the product names from imitators.
The patent attorney is a specialist for obtaining protection for intellectual property of all kinds, as well as attending to inventor contracts, licensing contracts and the copyright protection of software.