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Intellectual Property Paralegal

Intellectual Property Paralegal and Intellectual Property Legal Document Preparation

A Intellectual Property Paralegal assists an attorney to prepare legal cases. Some common duties of Intellectual Property paralegals include preparing legal documents, conducting witness interviews, investigating facts, performing legal research, drafting pleads and legal briefs, and other tasks to assist the attorney in preparing their casework.

Intellectual Property laws and regulations are administered on local, federal and international levels. Intellectual Property (IP) is a legal concept that includes copyright, trademark, patent, and related rights dealing with creative works, industrial design rights, commercial logo, trade secrets, process, program, data, or formula. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; ideas, discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs.

Copyrights protect original works of authorship from the moment they are created and fixed in a tangible form. Patents protect new and useful inventions, articles, substances, or processes through exclusive rights granted by the federal government to their inventors. Trademarks protect identifying marks that distinguish goods or services, such as names, logos, designs, emblems, and distinctive sounds and smells. Trade secrets protect confidential business information or "proprietary information," such as business plans, chemical formulas, and customer lists.

In Intellectual Property matters, Paralegals and LDA's, known as Legal Document Assistants, cannot give legal advice, represent a client in court, or select, explain, draft, or recommend the use of any legal document to or for any person other than the attorney who directs and supervises the paralegal.

However, in several States, Legal Document Assistants (LDA) can prepare legal documents for people doing their own legal tasks. Please consult with the local paralegal to learn what Intellectual Property paralegal services they are authorized to provide in your legal jurisdiction.

A Intellectual Property Paralegal working under supervision and direction of an attorney may gather facts, draft legal documents, and compile technical information for the supervising attorney in Intellectual Property issues involving:

Intellectual Property laws and regulations monitor the duties, rights, and liabilities of commercial businesses and private individuals. Legal Document Assistant specializing in Intellectual Property might be able to provide assistance on Intellectual Property issues such as:

Intellectual Property Licensing
Copyright Transfer Ownership
Trade Secret Protection
Confidentiality Agreements
Trademark Applications
Patent Searching
Foreign Patent Protection
Enforcement of Technology Agreements
Computer System Litigation

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