The very short answer is $1200. There are, of course, caveats and details. The first is that when I say “an attorney” I mean “me.” Other attorneys may differ. If you’re interested in talking about your trademark needs, to see if we might be a good attorney-client fit, then please contact me. Please bear in
Getting through the USPTO forms and concepts. Many business owners want to have an attorney file their trademark. It is comforting to have a member of the profession guiding you through the process. The USPTO forms can be confusing. There are many trademark concepts to understand, such as dates of first use, specimens, intent-to-use, the
Two important principles of contract law for terms of service are “meeting of the minds” and “illusory promise”. Those phrases may sound a bit meaningless, legal, and abstract. However, each one holds a common pitfall that can void an entire website’s terms of service – as if it didn’t exist at all.
Nondisclosure Agreements, or Confidential Disclsoure Agreements as they are often called in the biotech context, are some of the most common types of business contracts. Although they are often signed cursorily, they are worth thought since each one could be the basis of a trade secret lawsuit. NDAs are one of the primary ways of
California Lawyer magazine did an article on virtual law firms this month, happy to have been one of the attorneys that they did a profile on. Click the image to read this post, and then you can see this link to it.
What should you think about when choosing a brand name? This isn’t necessarily a definitive list, but it is a three things to consider from a legal perspective. Actually it’s really two things: understanding the legal/marketing compromise of the mark strength, and then searching (both the internet and at the USPTO). 1) Consider the strength of the
I’m catching up on my CLE in advance of the February 2 deadline, and so I created an Excel spreadsheet CLE Tracker (<–download link) to track it by category and calculate the rate that I need to get it (i.e., I need to get a CLE hour every X days, or Y hours per day). It’s attached
Is a letter of intent contractually binding? Can that bullet point list of negotiating terms in a letter of intent or memorandum of understanding become a binding contract? If the parties have indicated that they agree on them and agree to negotiate them to a full agreement, yes. In California, the leading case is Copeland v.
This is a question that I get asked a lot; I’m happiest when we are asked before the name is “launched”, so that the business owner can assess the amount of trademark protection that is available when deciding whether to adopt a particular trade name. “Can My Business Name Be Trademarked?” is a question that is best