Agreements for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Agreements pertaining to Intellectual Property include Assignments, Licenses, Internet Agreements, Consent Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Non-Compete Agreements and Publishing Agreements. The conveyance of rights occurs through assignments, licenses and internet agreements. An assignment is an outright sale of intellectual property rights. A license grants limited permission for use of the property in exchange for royalty payments or a cross-license. Agreements for the development of web-sites affect the ownership rights of the resulting site by either assignment or license. Patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets can be assigned or licensed, subject to distinct rules. Consent Agreements pertain to concurrent use of a trademark under specific circumstances. Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Agreements protect proprietary business information and know-how. Publishing agreements govern the rights and obligations of the parties in the production of print and electronic publications.

Lee Anne LeBlanc has extensive experience drafting and enforcing all of the foregoing agreements to protect the intellectual property rights of her clients.

Practice Areas

Trade Secrets
Internet Law