An intellectual property attorney deals with all types of intellectual property whether copyright, patent, trademark or design related. To fully understand the role of the intellectual property attorney we have to look at the term intellectual property.
It refers to creations of the mind whereby the owners of the rights have monopolies over the usage of their creations and have the right to benefit commercially from that.
The intellectual property attorney applies for patent rights, trademark registration and copyright registration on behalf of the client, but can also assist with the setting up of usage agreements. At the other end of the spectrum the intellectual property attorney can take legal steps on behalf of the client when a third party has infringed on the intellectual property rights of the client.