Own Your Genius
You work too hard to build your brand not to protect it.
Is Your Brand Secure?
Have you delayed launching your business out of fear someone will steal your brand concept? Are you denying the world your genius and skillset because you don't know how to protect it?
You're not alone. Most business owners have the same fears and you're in the right place.
I understand that figuring out how to protect your intellectual property can be overwhelming and confusing. Fortunately you don't have to figure it out alone. I work with clients to help them make sense of the process.
Everyone has their realm of genius, my realm of genius is helping entrepreneurs protect their brand, content, and ideas through trademarks, copyrights, and contracts. I LOVE it! Nothing makes me happier than helping clients keeping people off their mark. If you are ready to own your genius, let's talk soon.
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LaConya Murray, is better known as the Brand Attorney. She is the owner of the intellectual property boutique, Off the Mark Ip Solutions where she has spent the majority of her legal career assisting clients throughout the United States protect their brand, content, and ideas through trademark, copyright, and contract law.
In addition to being a legal baddie, she is also an entrepreneur advocate. Through her podcast the Legal Tea, virtual academy, Launch Legally, and YouTube channel, LaConyaMurray TV, she empowers entrepreneurs to grow boldly in their brand by making sure they have the knowledge and tools they need to own their genius.
You can find her on social media at @laconyamurray
Trademarks protect brand identifiers. Brand identifiers are those things that indicate the source of a good or a service. Logos, trade names, and tag lines are the most common forms of trademarks.
Trademarks allow consumers the ability to readily identify one company from another, thus creating the opportunity for businesses to create brand loyalty and increase their revenue.
Federal registration of a trademark provides the owner the right to prevent others from using the same or similar mark that is likely to confuse consumers. Registration also provides several advantages to the holder, including public notice of the claim; legal presumption of ownership and exclusive right to use the mark nationwide on or in connection with the goods/services listed in the registration; ability to bring a legal action in Federal court concerning the mark.
A trademark is more valuable than a patent. Not our words but those of a man who's been in business for years, regularly invest in businesses, and is constantly looking for new entrepreneurial opportunities. Listen to what Shark Tank's Daymond John has to say.
Operate in your realm of genius while we operate in ours®
You have a business to run. I protect brands, that what’s I do. I will worry about keeping competitors and other unauthorized parties off your mark while you concentrate on growing your brand. I offer the following trademark solutions:
Copyright law allows artist, producers, authors, and other creators the ability to profit from the fruits of their labors. Copyright protection provides the owner the exclusive right to:
reproduce the work;
prepare derivative work based upon the work;
distribute copies of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership;
perform the work publicly,
display the work publicly,
perform the work publicly
Although a common law copyright exists at the moment the work is created the work must be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office to bring a lawsuit and obtain the ultimate protection.
I offer the following copyright solutions:
I advise all of my clients to finalize their agreements in writing. Yes oral agreements are enforceable, but why risk misunderstandings, memory lapses, and restrictions on your agreement. Written agreements should be used in every aspect of your business including who owns work created on your behalf by a third party, how your intellectual property can be used, and the nature of different relationships. Off the Mark drafts contracts specific for our clients and their individual needs. Those contracts include but are not limited to: