Protecting Your Healthcare Practice’s Intellectual Property
In this video, attorney Alex Navratil of Jackson LLP Healthcare Lawyers explains four things you can do to protect the intellectual property of your healthcare business or medical practice.
Hi, I’m Alex Navratil with Jackson LLP Healthcare Lawyers, and I’m here to help you figure that out.
The first form of protection is to ensure that you’re filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office protection for your logo and also for your tradename. Now, while this process can be quite difficult, and there are no guarantees that it will be protected on a national level, it can be beneficial to your practice.
Another approach is to ensure that you file with your local state. This offers you much more localized protection, but it is easier to obtain, and it does still offer basic levels of intellectual property protection.
The third form of protection is to file with the United States Copyright Office. This will ensure that your property— the things you wrote, the plans you made, the thoughts that you put down into paper— will stay your property.
And the fourth and final point is that you have to continue to police your intellectual property. So, if you have intellectual property that someone is infringing on or taking, and you’re not sending them cease and desists or threatening them with a lawsuit, you might want to consider taking legal action.
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