We are pleased and excited to introduce IP@Nelligan, a blog published by the Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP Intellectual Property Law Group. Our contributors have extensive experience, and are dedicated to Intellectual Property law. We each have our own particular areas of interest and expertise, as we’re sure you will discover when following our blog.
One thing you may not know is that if you pitch your idea to potential investors, your pitch may actually prevent you from obtaining certain intellectual property rights if you haven’t filed an application for them yet. There are at least two intellectual property rights that are sensitive to prior disclosure, the first of these is patent rights, and the other is industrial design rights. Before you pitch your brilliant idea, you should consult with an intellectual property lawyer or other IP professional, who can help ensure that your valuable asset is protected.