An important step towards the success of your business is the identification and protection of its intellectual property consisting of copyrights, trademarks (including domain names) and trade secrets. Well protected intellectual property can:
Each form of intellectual property is protected differently: For example, it is often advisable to register trademarks (and domain names) and also patents, while it is sometimes beneficial to register copyrights, such as for software and other creative works that are important to a company. Conversely, a trade secret such as a manufacturing process is protected through the adoption of measures to ensure secrecy.
Occasionally, a business owner may wish to enforce certain intellectual property rights through the threat of litigation or actual pursuit of infringers by filing suit in the appropriate jurisdiction, filing of motions, pursuit of discovery, conduct of a trial and pursuit of an appeal.
Swiggart & Agin, LLC, offers expertise in the protection and enforcement of most intellectual property rights (excluding patents) together with a thorough grounding in business and commercial law. We pursue a businesslike approach to solving legal problems, returning calls and e-mails promptly and giving each client expert, personal attention.
Founded in January of 1999, Swiggart & Agin, LLC, offers expertise useful to the business client, ranging from corporate or M&A work, to intellectual property protection, to the law of the Internet. The Boston legal community rates us "pre-eminent" as determined by Martindale-Hubbell, an independent rating agency.
Swiggart & Agin, LLC offers fixed fees for some intellectual property tasks. For others, we charge competitive hourly rates, and shall work with you in planning and budgeting our services to keep total fees affordable.