Familiarize yourself with the basics of patent, trademark, or copyright law. The respective sections, property tables and FAQs should serve as a good primer to give you a sound basis to discuss your needs with us.
Protect your interests. If you have an invention you think has value, do not disclose the details of it to anyone you do not trust without a confidentiality disclosure. A free generic confidential disclosure is available here. Be aware that acts such as attempting to sell your invention, publication of the details of your invention or public disclosure can begin a one year limitation on filing a patent. If you have been using a trade/service mark in your business that is not federally registered, place a TM symbol aside the mark until it is registered. If you have created an artistic original work, visit the US Copyright website and follow their straightforward directions to register your work.
If you have what you believe is a patentable invention, print out the Patent Info Questionnaire and review the questions. Have it on hand when we speak, it will speed up the process.
If you have a trademark you want registered, have available a color copy to email to us. We are equipped to read any file format.
Call or email to set up an appointment. Your first consultation is always free. If you are intending for your first consultation be by phone have writing materials handy.
Not all people have the same level of comfort disclosing information about their intellectual property to strangers. If you are concerned about disclosing any secrets or confidences to us please print, sign and mail our Confidentiality Agreement. We will sign and return this to you prior to the initial consultation.
Once we have been retained, you will receive a 24 hour/7 day a week contact phone number to handle any urgent issues related to your matter. Your level of comfort is paramount to us.
We understand that while obtaining intellectual property rights may be necessary, it still can be expensive for some. We also accept VISA and Mastercard.
Please do not submit any documents to us until requested to do so.
Note: Although you may not retain us or we may not accept you as a client, we are still bound to maintain all information that you disclose to us in the initial consultation in the strictest of confidence. Attorney-client privilege applies to all initial consultations.