In 1982, 38% of the value of a multinational corporation was its intangible assets; in 1998, that figure was 85%. 1 Currently, the oft-quoted figure is that as much as 90% of the value of the world’s top 2000 enterprises will consist of intellectual property. 2
This is significant for an area of the law that is relatively new; the very concept that ideas can be protected and enforced by law is no more than 300 years old.
Its purpose has been the recognition of expertise and the promotion of innovation; this, in turn, enables incentives for investment while providing barriers to competition.
Cases Of Intellectual Property Law We Handle
A more modern view attaches:
- Trade Dress
- Trade Secrets
- Domain name disputes (Cybersquatting)
- SEO spamming
- Licensing and marketing
- Publicity / Privacy / Defamation
Our Intellectual Property and Technology Law practice is built on our understanding of the above.
We not only protect your intangible assets in times of turmoil, we provide innovative ways to leverage your intellectual property in times of expansion.
What you know and we understand is that a key factor in the success or failure of a company is how well it exploits its intellectual capital and values its risk. It is via this second prong that we set ourselves apart.
Your intellectual property is your competitive advantage. We understand this. Contact us today.
Woods Lonergan PLLC helps clients with intellectual property law throughout NYC including the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.