Intellectual Property Audits

      Many businesses only think about protecting their patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secrets after they have encountered a problem. It is much less costly to have a plan for protection of your valuable "intellectual property" so that problems can be avoided.
     One approach to avoiding problems is to have an "intellectual property audit" conducted. An intellectual property audit involves having an attorney experienced in intellectual property review the business activities and the protection you currently have. Such reviews usually uncover areas in which protection can be improved at a very low cost. Just like an annual physical checkup by a doctor, an annual review of intellectual property protection may avoid serious problems later.