Intellectual property infringement is a serious matter. Infringement upon the intellectual property rights of others can be costly for both the intellectual property owner and the infringer. There are three basic types of intellectual property infringement: Patent Infringement, Trademark Infringement, and Copyright Infringement.


It is important to perform “infringement searches” before marketing a new product and/or using a new trademark. Infringement searches help determine your potential exposure to patent or trademark infringement litigation which can be costly. Infringement searches may be done in-house within your business or you may hire Neustel Law Offices, LTD to assist you with these matters.


If you are aware of a patent or trademark registration that may conflict with your new product or trademark, it is important to seek a legal opinion from an intellectual property attorney BEFORE risking infringement. An infringement opinion can assist you in determining the risk of infringement prior to expending significant amounts of money on product development and product marketing, not to mention the potential damages you could have to pay in an infringement lawsuit.