Can I Resolve My Intellectual Property Dispute Outside of Court?

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In a highly competitive marketplace, disputes over intellectual property are bound to occur. Such disputes do not necessarily have to go to court. But with so many other legal options at your disposal, it may be difficult to figure out the best way to resolve yours. Read on to discover how you can resolve your intellectual property dispute outside of court and how a seasoned New Jersey intellectual property litigation lawyer at The Inger Law Firm can help to assess your case.

How can I resolve my intellectual property dispute without going to court?

The short answer is: yes, you can resolve your intellectual property dispute without going to court.

But for context, if you are working with another party, you should negotiate and draft a thorough contract ahead of time. With a contract that states each party’s rights and responsibilities, you can lessen the likelihood of a dispute arising in the first place. However, this is not always the solution, as in some instances, disputes arise from the contract itself.

What are the alternatives to litigation for my intellectual property dispute?

Litigation is notorious for being a lengthy, pricey, and mentally draining process. So if you wish to avoid this, there are many other alternatives for your intellectual property dispute. Just some examples read as follows:

  • You can undergo negotiations with the other party, either directly or in the presence of legal representatives.
  • You can undergo arbitration or mediation, in the presence of a private third-party negotiator.
  • You can undergo alternative dispute resolution through the court system.

Particularly, we recommend the latter method if the other party is not responding to your correspondence. This is because getting the legal system involved will indicate to the other party that you are taking this dispute seriously and that you are willing to enter litigation if need be.

Why do you need an Essex County lawyer to resolve my intellectual property dispute?

Specifically, if you are undergoing binding arbitration, you require legal representation because you will not get a second chance to appeal if you do not like the outcome. With an arbitrator’s decision being final, an adverse decision can damage your financial stability and overall company. A dispute resolution attorney will issue court proceedings, deal with disclosure, draft witness statements, and overall ensure that you are fully prepared to fight for your rights. Nonetheless, we recommend that you consult with a competent Essex County, New Jersey intellectual property lawyer at your earliest convenience.


Whether you’re looking to register a copyright or trademark, are facing a dispute, or otherwise require the assistance of an experienced New Jersey intellectual property lawyer, you’re in the right place. Contact Ingber Law Firm today to schedule your initial consultation with our skilled and dedicated legal team.