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Intellectual property (IP) predominantly refers to certain intangible assets, such as copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents that are protected by both state and federal laws. It is important to consult an attorney on any intellectual property consideration in the early stages of development as issues often arise with respect to original authorship, infringement, protection of the intellectual property generally, and possible misappropriation or disclosure of confidential information.

McClanahan Powers, PLLC, based near Washington, D.C., in Fairfax County, Virginia, offers highly skilled representation for a variety of intellectual property matters, including the following:

To see if you qualify for a free initial consultation, contact McClanahan Powers by e-mail or at 703-520-1326. All calls and e-mails are returned within 24 business hours.

Fairfax County Attorneys for Patent, Trademark and Copyright Registration

Federal protections and trade secret laws for IP rights are derived from the highest authority. Article I of the United States Constitution vests all legislative powers granted to the United States Congress. One of these legislative powers, as enumerated in Section 8, Clause 8 of Article I, grants Congress the sole power "to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." This exclusive "right" grants authors and inventors a property interest (ownership) in an intangible asset that is often, but not always, expressed in a fixed medium for a period determined by the asset's classification.

Whether you need assistance with a copyright registration or representation against unauthorized copying of your protected work, the Virginia and Washington, D.C., intellectual property attorneys of McClanahan Powers are fully prepared to provide innovative strategies and legal analysis. Attorneys Dirk McClanahan and Robert Powers are graduates of Michigan State University, one of the top schools for intellectual property in the nation.

Certain intangible assets, referred to as 'Intellectual Property,' predominantly known as Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, and Patents are protected by both state and federal law. It is important to consult an attorney on any intellectual property consideration in the early stages of development as issues often arise with respect to original authorship, infringement, protection of the intellectual property generally, and possible misappropriation or disclosure of confidential information.

Federal protections for 'Intellectual Property' rights are derived from the highest authority. Article I of the United States Constitution vests all legislative powers granted in the Constitution in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. One of these legislative powers, as enumerated in Section 8, Clause 8 of Article I, grants Congress the sole power "[t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." This exclusive 'right' grants authors and inventors a property interest (ownership) in an intangible asset which is often, but not always, expressed in a fixed medium for a period determined by the asset's classification

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