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The Law Office of Joan I. Norek

        Intellectual Property

            Chicago, Illinois

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Who Protects Copyrights
Copyright Registrations
Disclosure Documents
Domain Names
Idea Theft
Idea Theft Avoidance
Intellectual Property
IP Symbols
Inventors and Assignees
Names as Trademarks
Naming and Branding
Patent Applications
Meaningful Patent Protection
Patent Infringement
Patent Interferences
Patent Marking
Patent Reexaminations
Patent Term
Patent vs Trade Secret
Patents vs Trademarks
Patenting Business Strategies
Provisional Applications
Provisional vs Non-provisional
Public Domain vs Patents
More on Trademarks
Trademark Infringement
Trademark Cancellations
Trademark Oppositions
Trademark Registrations
Trademark Registration Process
Work For Hire








Firm's Statement of Confidentiality

  1. Confidentiality is of paramount importance in IP law.
  2. Confidentiality is maintained throughout a representation and thereafter.
  3. No confidential information is ever disclosed beyond the representation except when authorized in writing by a client.
  4. The identities of clients and initial inquiries find their way to no list whatsoever.
  5. The firm's reputation and my license to practice law depend on this commitment.
  6. This confidentiality statement and its commitment extends to all matters handled by the Firm, within or outside of this website.

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Confidential information must not be submitted with an initial inquiry.

  1. For your protection and mine, confidential information must not be submitted with an initial inquiry.
  2. Any material that appears to be confidential and is received with an initial inquiry must and will be returned to the submitter or destroyed, depending on the circumstances and practicalities.
  3. If your initial inquiry cannot be expressed without revealing confidential information, a private consultation is probably required.

Confidential information should not be submitted by email on a third-party access computer.

  1. The legal field now generally considers communications by email are confidential.
  2. Major exception - if a third-party access computer, or email account available on such a computer, is used.
  3. Third-party access computers/accounts emails include (but are not limited to) emails which an employer, by contract or office policy, have a right to read.
  4. That right alone can destroy confidentiality and the greater protection of the attorney-client privilege even if the right has not been exercised.

other topics - patent infringement, patent applications, patent ready, patent it or not
naming & branding
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or hyperlinking, work for hire, copyright registrations


questions, inquiries - contact the firm (all contact modes) or call 312.419-8055



The Law Office of Joan I. Norek
25 E. Washington Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois  60602
Tel.  312.419.8055   Fax 312.236.6686
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Use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship.  This website provides information and resources but is neither legal advice nor a substitute for the legal advice of an IP attorney.  Retentions are subject to the discretion of the firm.
This website was designed and constructed by Joan I. Norek.