Cyber Law Attorneys
It's no secret that the pace of e-commerce is
shockingly quick and causing many sleepless nights for those in the
business and legal community. And that's why reliance on intellectual
property protection has exploded in recent years
as established companies find out that they can't rely on
traditional physical barriers to keep the competition at bay.
And because of the rapid change of pace, Internet or Cyber Law
is increasingly becoming an absolute necessity
for business's both big and small. Less than a
decade ago, traditional barriers to entry such as a
businesses location, the amount of space they owned or
leased, distribution channels, retail outlets, and reams
of market research was almost a guarantee on locking about
Today, that guarantee is gone and businesses of all sizes have to rely
on cyber laws and internet copyright laws as a means of
For the first time in this country's history, brand-new
businesses are almost an immediate threat to companies with long and
successful traditions. And many pundits agree that
business-as-usual changed with the entry of Amazon.com into the
marketplace in the late 90's. They literally forced the
mature and established book retailing industry to change the way it
operated.....and business leaders across the country watched
this battle closely and began to realize that they needed to innovate
as well in order to compete.
Today, patents are being used by banks, real estate firms,
stockbrokers, insurance companies, and retailers to protect new or
unique methods of doing business.
Patent law is not the only area of intellectual property that has seen
a sudden increase in popularity. Companies of all sizes have
rushed to register trademarks as they realize the importance of brand
recognition on the Internet. And our nation's copyright laws
are being tested like never before because copyright infringement is as
simple as cut-and-paste.
The growing field of Internet cyberlaw helps companies utilize our
nation's existing intellectual property laws as technological
innovations keep evolving.
Both Glenn and I focus exclusively in the area of intellectual property
law - and not only in the traditional areas. In the last
decade, we've kept pace with the rapid changes in technology and
E-Commerce as they try to outrun our laws.
If you own a technology company, bringing a new product
service to the market before anyone else is a phenomenal advantage.
In the past, the first company to introduce a new product or
idea always enjoyed an advantage over the competition by having their
manufacturing, marketing, and distribution channels in place before
This made it extremely difficult for any of your competitors to catch
However, Internet based business methods and ideas offer few barriers
to your competition. All your competitor needs to do is
reverse engineer or copy the business method or idea.... and then it
becomes a track-meet to see who finishes first.
Perhaps even worse, many young or inexperienced business owners or
entrepreneurs don't understand that being first with an idea, service,
or product is only temporary. If they don't have legal
protection, it's just a matter of time before their competitors enter
If it's a very large competitor, they'll simply lower the price and
drive you right out of business.
Over the years, I've been asked many times, "how long do I have before
I start seeing competition". My answer - it depends.
If you have an Internet based business, it could be only a
matter of days. If you have a traditional manufacturing-based
and invention or product, you'll get more time because production
methods take longer to set-up.
Another worry would be your competitors that sit and wait. They study
your idea or product, improve it and when they introduce it, they don't
make the same marketing mistakes you might have made.
But before you can even introduce a new idea or product, you need one
very important thing - money. And that usually means attracting
investors or venture capitalists.
And these individuals will demand an ability to maintain a competitive
advantage on any idea or product they invest in. No protection equals no money.
And you protect your idea or product using various intellectual
property laws including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets,
and contractual agreements.
If you have an idea, service or product that you plan on introducing or
marketing on the Internet, take a look at the following Intellectual
Property areas - they all apply to your business...each will open in a
new window for you to review.
In today’s cut-throat business environment, the real
a business often lies in its ability to capitalize
upon its creativity and innovation. And many times the greatest asset a
new business has is its ideas.
The real wealth comes from taking the ideas and turning them
into practical and useful products....but not before you get
the proper legal protection needed to prevent
others from borrowing your work.
That's where we can help. When
you're ready to take the next step, give Glenn or me a call at
1-866-433-2288. We'll be glad to spend a few minutes on the
phone discussing you idea.
|Patent and Trademark Offices in Florida, Nevada & New York
GOLD & RIZVI, P.A.
The Idea Attorneys®
11575 Heron Bay Blvd. Suite 309
Coral Springs FL, 33076