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New Jersey Intellectual Property Crimes Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | May 23, 2023
(Last Updated On: May 23, 2023)

Last Updated on: 23rd May 2023, 11:38 am

The Importance of Protecting Intellectual Property

Intellectual property, a product of the human mind, takes various forms and holds immense value. Whether it is an improvement to a pre-existing concept, a brand-new idea, or a unique product, people and companies alike have the right to utilize these creations. However, intellectual property rights vary across countries and states, emphasizing the necessity of efficient counsel if one faces accusations of theft or infringement.

The Potential Penalties for Intellectual Property Theft

As intellectual property can yield ongoing income, the law in the United States offers extensive protections for property owners. Stealing intellectual property without permission can lead to severe consequences such as monetary penalties or even jail time for particularly egregious conduct. Offensive parties have access to a wide range of legal options including injunctions and further actions in court to halt fraudulent behavior.

Type of Civil Penalties

Among the many penalties capable of being levied against infringers of intellectual property theft, civil penalties are the most common outcome. It is crucial to understand the specifics of what types of intellectual property are protected under law.


Copyright refers to the legal right to own and use a specific idea or product. Generally encompassing the duration of the individual’s life and 25 years after their death, copyrights can cover both individuals and companies. In certain circumstances, copyrights can be extended beyond such periods. The law permits affected parties to recover damages following deliberate statutory infringements, resulting in potentially thousands of dollars in fines and compensation for court costs.


A trademark is a word, phrase, or symbol associated with a particular product. For instance, Nike’s distinctive trademark is instantly recognizable to the public. The law protects trademarks and distinguishes between accidental and willful infringement. If deemed deliberate, penalties can be tripled, and relevant goods may be seized or destroyed. Profits may be forfeited, with the offending individual or company held liable for millions of dollars in damages.


Patents fall under three main categories: utility, design, and plant or living items. These grant inventors the right to request others not to use their invention without permission and to receive monetary compensation if another party profits from the creator’s ideas. Inventors can obtain an injunction barring unauthorized users from further use if they refuse to pay royalties. Fines and back damages may also be awarded.

Trade Secrets

Trade secrets refer to secrets a company employs in the making of a product or the provision of specific services. These are governed by a unique set of laws in states like New Jersey. Pursuant to the New Jersey Trade Secrets Act, affected parties can recover any unjust earnings resulting from the theft of trade secrets. They are also entitled to seek compensatory and punitive damages along with court costs.

Criminal Sanctions for Intellectual Property Theft

Infringing on a patent is not considered a federal crime. However, other forms of intellectual property theft fall within this category. Deliberate copyright infringement, especially on a large scale, can be classified as a felony. Violations of the Economic Espionage Act can lead to lengthy prison terms and hefty fines.

In conclusion, the importance of skilled expertise cannot be overstressed when facing criminal charges related to intellectual property theft or if being victimized by a deliberate attempt at stealing your intellectual property. A qualified professional will help you navigate and understand these significant laws, ensuring that your creations remain protected and justice is served.

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