You may display your original work on your website, whether it is authentic content or a custom logo, to share with prospective customers. But this does not mean that you want them to infringe upon your intellectual property rights. This is why an intellectual property disclaimer may be deemed necessary. Read on to discover the purpose of an intellectual property disclaimer on your website and how a seasoned New Jersey Internet intellectual property consultant at The Ingber Law Firm can help protect your original work.
What is the significance of an intellectual property disclaimer on my website?
Your intellectual property may already be protected by a trademark, copyright, or otherwise. But even so, it may be in your best interest to add a disclaimer on your website. This is because such a statement may allow you to clarify the terms by which you will or will not release your original work to another party.
For example, if you do not want your website visitors to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, sell, license, or exploit, your original work, then you may include a statement on your homepage that reads “for your information and personal use only.” Without further ado, below are some essential elements to include in your intellectual property disclaimer statement on your website:
- A description of the intellectual property in question.
- A disclaimer on the parties that own your intellectual property.
- The terms of your ownership over the intellectual property in question.
- The terms of how the intellectual property in question can and cannot be used.
How else can I protect my intellectual property on my website?
In addition to a disclaimer statement, there are many other tools for protecting your intellectual property in the Internet space. That is, one of our skilled intellectual property lawyers may assist you in any of the following Internet-based matters:
- Establishing a work-for-hire agreement for your intellectual property.
- Establishing a confidentiality agreement for your intellectual property.
- Crafting privacy policies for your website use.
- Crafting legal policies for your website use.
- Enforcing an agreement with your website content provider.
- Enforcing an agreement with your website hosting provider.
- Enforcing an agreement with your website designer or developer.
- Obtaining a content license for your website.
- Obtaining music clearance for your website.
The fact of the matter is that you can never be too protective over your original work when it comes to exposing it in the Internet world. Otherwise, you may have an infringement case or otherwise a legal matter on your hands. Regardless of what your specific circumstances may be, you must not second-guess your instinct to retain the services of a competent Essex County, New Jersey intellectual property lawyer from The Ingber Law Firm. Schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.