Many business entities across Southern California — and many of the corporate clients we serve with passion, empathy and pride — routinely confront legal issues that exist across a wide universe of considerations.
That is hardly surprising, of course, given the complex and sophisticated nature that marks business as usual in Pasadena, across Los Angeles County and throughout the entirety of California.
One of the legal realms in which our attorneys at Larson & Gaston, LLP, bring advocacy to bear on behalf of clients is the protection of their intellectual property, whether such relates to patents, trademarks or copyrights.
And one specific focus is, as we note on a page of our website devoted to intellectual property, “handling infringement claims and infringement litigation.”
As evidence of just how important that can be, and common, too, we draw readers’ attention to a recent article discussing intellectual property in a singular yet increasingly important dimension, namely, online copyright infringement.
If you think that’s a problem of outside proportions, you’re certainly right.
Consider this, for example: An estimated 76 million copyright owners reported infringement of their protected material to Google just last month. That number is twofold-plus what was reported to that search engine for the same period in 2015.
Google and its business rivals do their best to remove such material, spurred to do so at least in part by carrot-and-stick legislation that helps them avoid legal liability if they do and sanctions them with monetary penalties if they don’t reasonably act to remove it.
Unquestionably, we live in a technological age marked by ever-growing platforms through which intellectual property usurpers seek to derive profit through stealing from the creations of others.
There are strong laws in force to protect the legitimate owners of hard-earned property borne of creative effort. An experienced business and commercial law attorney with a practice area devoted to intellectual property protection can help safeguard property rights as well as seek damages from parties that infringe upon them.