Intellectual Property Law (Copyright / Trademark)

Keeping control over your intellectual property can be very difficult, given the easy access people have to just about anything via the Internet. If you publish your creative works, you should also take steps to protect that intellectual property through legal methods such as copyright, trademark protection and patents. Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Attorneys at the Minneapolis, MN, law firm of Speeter & Johnson are experienced at helping clients maintain control over their creative works. Protection is important for many reasons, including your ability to gain profit from your creative ideas and works.

Speeter & Johnson

The law firm of Speeter & Johnson offers cost-effective solutions to many legal issues, including using intellectual property law to preserve your rights to profit from your creativity. You can sell or license rights to intellectual property just as you can with physical property. Registration of rights and carefully composed legal agreements and contracts are important ways to protect your intellectual property rights. Taking legal action against those who steal or otherwise infringe on your rights is how you can fight back against what amounts to theft of your potential profit from creative work.

Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Attorneys

When you consult with our Minnesota intellectual property law attorneys, we are ready to offer personalized advice and legal representation on a variety of intellectual property law matters. We can do patent searches and help you establish copyright or trademark protection. Depending on the way you want to use your creative works, we help you set up the best solutions that will give you the desired outcome from any disputes that later crop up with regard to those rights.


Copyright protection is a time-honored way to protect written and artistic works. This protection covers works that are published and unpublished. This includes authorship of literary, musical, dramatic and artistic works. It is different than a patent or trademark; those protect inventions or discoveries. Copyrights may or may not be registered. Speeter & Johnson’s intellectual property law attorneys can advise you on the best course of action with regard to this issue.


A trademark is used to protect a phrase, symbol or other design that identifies the source of a product or service. These and patents are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. You need to do a search first to determine whether a trademark already exists and belongs to someone else. We are experienced at all phases of trademark protection and can do this for you.

If you have any questions or concerns about protecting your intellectual property, consult with attorneys at Speeter & Johnson, located in Minneapolis, MN. We have helped clients solve legal problems since our founding in 1952. We want to help you today. Call us now at (612) 339-7566.