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Entrepreneurs with innovative ideas may need legal protection

Texas is well known for promoting new businesses. One of our older posts discussed a study that ranked Texas's capital city, Austin, as one of the best cities for entrepreneurial growth. Among those entrepreneurs who are establishing businesses in the state, there are many who have creative new ideas that form the backbone of their venture. These could be in the form of innovations or inventions, creative works or some other type of intellectual property that must be protected by patents, copyrights or trademarks.

Intellectual property rights are often key to a business's success. A misappropriation or theft of these intellectual properties can prove to be disastrous for the business. However, merely understanding the risks does not guarantee that the entrepreneur will be able to protect the intellectual property at all times. Therefore, it is generally very helpful for the business owner to consult an attorney about how to safeguard the intellectual property.

An intellectual property rights dispute often involves a number of complications and it may be difficult to prove that an infringement has been committed. Holding other parties accountable for infringement of an entrepreneur's intellectual property rights can difficult if those rights were not adequately protected from the outset.

The law firm of Manfred Sternberg & Associates has been helping Houston-area clients protect their intellectual property rights for more than a quarter of a century. The firm's lawyers understand the importance of protecting patents, copyrights, trademarks and other assets from potential loss, theft or misappropriation. For more information about how our law firm works to protect our clients' intellectual property, please visit our webpage.

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