What is intellectual property?

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, and symbols, names, and images used in commerce. Intellectual property is protected by laws that grant exclusive rights to the creators or owners of these creations, allowing them to use and control their creations for a limited period. IP protection encourages innovation, creativity, and economic growth by providing incentives for individuals and businesses to invest in new ideas and creations. The primary types of intellectual property are patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Intellectual property attorneys are experienced in the intricacies and nuances of the laws that apply to intellectual property rights. Sarah Walkington is a registered patent practitioner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office with over 20 years of experience in IP law. Sarah assists clients with a full range of intellectual property legal services, including counseling on IP rights, securing IP protection, and enforcing IP rights.