There are many aspects to the world of the intellectual property lawyer.
For example, when Rolex puts its name on a new watch, there's a lawyer making
sure the name isn't slapped on some fake replica.
These lawyers work with patents, trademarks, copyrights and even trade
secrets. They not only protect the product, but the concept of a product.
Their work may even lead them into industrial design, geographic origin
symbols or plant varieties.
According to the American Bar Association, most intellectual property lawyers
work in large metropolitan areas. They may represent large corporations as
in-house counsel or universities with a heavy focus on research and development.
Others work for law firms or government agencies.
Intellectual property lawyers specializing in scientific fields are in
demand, say experts. When a new product or technology is introduced by a company
or an individual, they want to make sure nobody copies the idea.
People with certain kinds of special needs may still be able to do this
job. You need intellectual and communication skills in this profession. Problems
with physical mobility should therefore not be a major limitation. Braille
and other resources may also help those with related special needs overcome
some of the challenges of the job.
Work with patents, trademarks and copyrights
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