Patents protect your invention by granting you a limited monopoly. Depending on the type of patent filed, patent protection can extend to things such as mechanical devices, some software applications, financial instruments, chemical compositions, integrated circuits, designer furniture, UI/UX, and new varieties of plants.
Trademarks give you protection over your brand. Specifically, trademarks give you the right to use a name or logo in connection with the goods you sell, the services you provide, or both. Trademarks can cover your company name, a product line, a jingle, a certain color, and many other distinctive aspects of your brand.
Copyright is a form of intellectual property that protects your creative expression. By assisting clients in obtaining copyright registrations and negotiating licensing deals, we help creative types monetize the fruits of their labor. Copyright registrations can extend to sound recordings, source and object codes, movies, books, and buildings allowing artists of all types to be protected.
Trade secrets cover confidential information that adds value to your business. This includes things such as customer lists, proprietary formulas, algorithms, manufacturing techniques, methods, and processes. It’s important to take the proper steps to appropriately safeguard this information as failing to do so can lead to you having no real recourse against corporate espionage, or similar theft.
Many clients regularly need legal services but can’t afford to retain permanent in-house counsel. By serving as outside general counsel, we afford our clients the opportunity to receive an unlimited amount of legal services for a reasonable monthly fee. We offer contract review, negotiation assistance, risk management, and on-site counseling.
Contrasted with the outside general counsel service, the lawyer on call service allows clients to pre-purchase a certain amount of hours of legal service in a given month. Companies that are in their earlier stages frequently only need to have a handful of questions answered and we find that this to be an attractive alternative to full outside general counsel services.