Salt Lake City Intellectual Property lawyer

Joseph Pia

Salt Lake City Intellectual Property Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Salt Lake City Intellectual Property Local Legal Authority.

Joseph Pia

Salt Lake City Intellectual Property Attorney

Salt Lake City Intellectual Property lawyer

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Salt Lake City Intellectual Property Local Legal Authority.

Joseph Pia

Joseph G. Pia is a founding partner of Pia Anderson Moss Hoyt. He has extensive experience in intellectual property and entertainment law matters, including patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights, contracts, unfair business practices, partnership disputes, and related complex litigation matters. He is known for prevailing in a $60 million securities case through appeal to the Utah Supreme Court; and tens of millions of dollars in multi-jurisdictional intellectual property cases. His peers have rated him a Legal Elite and he has received the designation of Super Lawyer.

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About Salt Lake City Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property law is the protection of one’s creative property, such as writing, music, paintings, drawing, photography or films. Some of the aspects that go into intellectual property law include:


Federal copyright law prevents others from benefiting from your creative property without your permission. The property that is protected by a copyright is an expressive art — such as a script, song, poem, artwork or photography. The copyright gives the owner exclusive right to publish the work, publicly display or perform the work, and to financially benefit from this work while prohibiting others from doing so. The length of time that copyright protection is extended to your creative work depends on the time in which it was created or first published.


Federal and state trademark laws protect logos, slogans, and brand names of your company from being used or duplicated by others. Trademark protection depends on factors such as consumer awareness of the logo, slogan, or brand name, and the geographic location in which the trademark is used.

Right of Publicity

These laws, governed by the state you’re in, protect your name and image from being used for commercial purposes without your permission.

Trade Secrets

State and federal trade secrets laws prevent the unauthorized use of sensitive business information and depend on whether or not the business maintains a competitive edge due to the information, as well as whether or not the information is truly secret and something that the competitor does not already have access to.


Patent laws protect the functional parts and ornamental features of your creation, preventing others from creating goods with features that look and perform in the same exact way as your creation does. There are three types of U.S. patents: 1) Utility patents for inventions such as chemicals, machines, and technology; 2) Design patents for protecting the unique way that your invention appears; and 3) Plant patents that protect plant varieties that you’ve created asexually, including hybrid plants. It is important to note that not every creative work requires or qualifies for these protections and some creations require the use of more than one protection.

What Does a Salt Lake City Intellectual Property Lawyer Do?

Salt Lake City Intellectual property attorneys represent their clients in Utah and federal courts, as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the International Trade Commission. Some of the duties that Intellectual Property Lawyers in Salt Lake City undertake for their clients include:

  • Filing an application for a trademark or a patent
  • Representing the client’s case before a patent examiner or board
  • Defend your patent or trademark
  • Write a licensing agreement
  • Representing the client in court when there is a violation to copyright, trademark, trade secret, or patent law
  • Develop a sound strategy for protecting the client’s intellectual property
  • Representing their client in a case involving unfair competition practices, such as trademark violations, false advertising, unauthorized substitution such as selling a fake designer handbag as a real one, misappropriation of trade secrets, false representation of products or services, or trade defamation such as writing untrue reviews intended to harm a business.

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What clients in Salt Lake City are saying about
Joseph Pia

Pia Anderson Moss Hoyt
Based on 6 reviews
We had a very professional and efficient experience with Pia Anderson Moss Hoyt law firm. Tony Grover in particular was wonderful to work with. Easy to communicate with and really personable. I would absolutely recommend him.
19:30 07 Jun 19
Tony did a great job handling my case. I could have never achieved the same results alone. I recommend him highly.
Jordan Moody
Jordan Moody
16:07 07 Jun 19
I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Tony Grover and PAMH. Mr. Grover’s depth of knowledge is staggering. He and his staff proactively updated me on how my case was progressing. Finally, they were fearless in their representation of me and my family. I could not recommend them more!
Dan Singer
Dan Singer
01:23 07 Jun 19
Thank you Tony Grover!! This law firm is great!! Promptness, very professional and personable. We had a very good experience with this law firm. We highly recommend it!!
Shelly Cordova
Shelly Cordova
17:15 06 Jun 19
Bill Kimball, with the law firm Pia Anderson Moss Hoyt, is an attorney we wish all attorneys would be like. He is poised and confident in the courtroom, knowledgeable and personable. A true professional that upholds his firm’s mission. As being focused and dedicated to the unique needs of each individual client while simultaneously applying the most efficient and cost-effective means available in even the most complex issues. Thankyou Bill
Suzette Kooyman
Suzette Kooyman
23:52 21 Dec 17

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