Bay Area Attorneys Knowledgeable in Intellectual Property Law

Thorough Oakland firm works to protect creations and resolve disputes

At Bay Oak Law, we help startups, artists and inventors in the San Francisco Bay Area secure legal rights to their original intellectual property. Located in Oakland, California since 1998, our office handles matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. We assist in acquisition of IP rights as well as in prevention of infringement. We provide responsive and dependable legal support.

Proactive lawyers help formalize ownership of original ideas and inventions

Our attorneys help clients with the full range of intellectual property protections, namely:

  • Copyrights — Creators may establish copyrights for their written, visual and audio works, protecting it against infringement. A copyright remains enforceable for decades past the death of the creator.
  • Patents — A patent can be awarded for a new design, invention or plant variety as well as for an improvement on or new use for an existing invention. Patents prevent anyone but the holder from producing the underlying product for a set period of time.
  • Trademarks — These are unique emblems — including logos and slogans — that identify the owner’s products and distinguish them from others in the stream of commerce. A registered trademark remains valid for five years, and may be renewed.
  • Trade secrets — A trade secret provides a business with an advantage in the competitive marketplace. Recipes, formulas and algorithms can all be classified as trade secrets. Unlike other forms of intellectual property, there is no government process for registering trade secrets. To keep valuable information secure, a business may use nondisclosure agreements and extra security measures.

We are well-versed in the particulars of each type of intellectual property and in the best practices for acquiring and enforcing protections.

Strategic attorneys fight IP infringement and trade secret violations

If someone imitates your designs or produces an eerily similar product for their own gain, Bay Oak Law can pursue an injunction and seek damages. We file lawsuits resulting from the infringement or improper use of intellectual property, and we defend individuals and businesses accused of committing such actions. Our legal team will perform in-depth research and conduct a thorough investigation to build your case. Depending on the details of the claim, we can work toward a settlement or judgment that awards fair damages for wrongs committed.

Contact accomplished Oakland intellectual property lawyers to schedule a free consultation

At Bay Oak Law in Oakland, California, we help intellectual property owners establish their rights and obtain damages for infringement. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us at 510-208-5500 or contact us online. We represent clients all across the Bay Area.