In concise chapters, attorneys Frank Harty and Jeff Harty explain the current state of intellectual property law in Iowa. They also look at how intellectual property rights intersect with employee relationships.
Using clear examples, the book addresses key questions such as: How do Iowa courts treat an employer's efforts to enforce noncompete agreements? How can protecting a trademark protect a business's identity and reputation? How does Iowa law compare with federal trade secrets law? What are best practices for Iowa businesses dealing with intellectual property?
Citing cases and court decisions, Harty and Harty offer a basic understanding of means and procedures for identifying and protecting intellectual property.
While not legal advice, the book suggests ways to protect a business's most important assets. The book also addresses the Defend Trade Secrets Act and compares it with the Iowa Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Chapters consider the use of noncompete agreements and the litigation of restrictive covenants from both the employer's and employee's perspective.