Experienced Intellectual Property Attorneys

Intellectual property is created by the human mind

The creativity element distinguishes intellectual property from personal, tangible or real property. Unlike protecting other assets, when handling intellectual property, attorneys must consider how to preserve the value of concepts, designs, ideas, and innovations, rather than merely tangible items. Mele & Associates, LLC has 30 years’ experience maintaining the value of books, music, art, inventions, slogans, branding, and business secrets through:

  • Copyright
  • Patent
  • Trademark
  • Trade Secrets

Registering your copyright

You have an exclusive right to the work you produce when you put it into a tangible form, such as a book, photograph, musical composition, computer program, or movie. Your work automatically gains federal copyright protection upon production. Our attorneys can help you register your work with the Library of Congress to protect it from unauthorized use, reproduction, or distribution.

Filing and protecting your patent

A patent is granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a specific time in order to register and protect inventions and improvements that are novel, non-obvious, and useful. Our attorneys conduct a thorough patent search to determine whether a similar design has already been registered. If your design appears to be unique, our attorneys can assist you in preparing your drawings and descriptions and filing a detailed application. If another person or company attempts to infringe upon your patent rights, we pursue all available remedies to stop production and obtain compensation.

Preserving your business image and branding through trademark

Trademark protects your commercial branding, logo, picture, or design from use by others. Even use of a confusingly similar look, name, or logo can constitute trademark infringement. Our attorneys file your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. If infringement occurs, we seek an injunction, to stop further use, and sue the infringer for all damages.

Safeguarding your business’ trade secrets

A formula, recipe, method, process, or plan distinctive to your business constitutes a trade secret. Trade secrets are intrinsic to the success of your company and give you the competitive edge. When these unique functions are revealed, your company’s value is compromised. At Mele & Associates, LLC, we help you protect your business through non-disclosure and employment agreement protocols. If an employee or outside party discloses protected information, our attorneys can minimize the damage to your company and pursue your legal remedies.

Contact the meticulous New Jersey and New York intellectual property attorneys

Mele & Associates, LLC is located in Clark, New Jersey and New York, and represents clients throughout New Jersey, focusing primarily in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset, and Union Counties, as well as New York, Richmond, Orange, and Rockland Counties in New York State. Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York, and are familiar with the laws in each State.

Call Mele & Associates, LLC at (732) 382-5444, for an appointment or, contact the firm online to schedule an appointment.