We know what's important to new businesses and predictability is crucial. We publish our rates for two reasons.  First, we want our clients to know exactly how much they will pay up-front.  Second, we want our clients to know that we value them all equally.  Everyone pays the same rate of $300 per hour.  Sound cheap?  Well, we know that small businesses are cash strapped and start-ups must be even more careful in how they spend their capital.  Know that paying a reasonable fee does not mean that service or quality is sacrificed.  We aren't trying to get rich; we offer our services at a rate that pays our bills and allows you to get the services that you need.

We believe that being effective advocates means keeping lines of communication open, so we answer brief questions and respond to simple emails and texts from clients without additional charges.  If your answer doesn't involve research, we give it to you for free.

Because we understand the necessity of frugality and predictability for entrepreneurs and small business owners, we offer many services on a flat-fee basis.  That means you get charged one, all-inclusive fee for this service; we won't charge you for phone calls or emails.  See below for our flat-fee services.


Trademarks

Trademark Registration Applications

Our flat fee trademark application service focuses on delivering quality legal services at a reasonable flat fee. For $350, per Mark, per class, not including government filing fees, we provide the following services:

Basic Trademark Search

  •    One hour consultation
  •    Preparation and filing of trademark application
  •    Tracking your trademark application once filed
  •    Non-substantive trademark office actions
  •    Mailing your trademark registration once issued

Trademark Statement of Use Filings

Our statement of use filing is offered at a flat fee of $250 each, not including the government filing fees.

    Trademark Monitoring Service

    Trademark law requires you to police your trademark.  If you allow others to use it, you lose it.  For a $200 flat-fee per year, we will monitor your trademark using proprietary software which will find trademark infringers.  We will provide a quarterly report showing the result of our monitoring.

    Trademark Renewal Filings

    Our flat fee trademark renewal filings are a $250, flat-fee per filing.

    Opposition/Cancelation Notices

    Our flat fee for preparing the Notice of Opposition/Cancelation is $850.  All related services billed hourly.


    Copyrights

    Our flat fee copyright registration service focuses on preparing and filing a copyright registration at a reasonable rate.  For $150 flat-fee, per registration, not including  government filing fees, we provide the following services:

    •    Prepare and file your application at the U.S. Copyright Office
    •    30-minute consultation
    •    Tracking your application one filed
    •    Non-substantive office actions
    •    Mailing your copyright registration once issued

    Patents

    Our flat fee patent services are listed below. All office actions and associated communications post-application filing, are billed at our normal billing rate, $300 per hour.

    PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATIONS

    FILING FEE INCLUDED, 25 PAGES OR LESS, INVENTOR-SUPPLIED FIGURES
    $1,000 

    UTILITY PATENT APPLICATIONS

    BASIC - 25 PAGES OR LESS, INVENTOR-SUPPLIED FIGURES, 20 CLAIMS OR LESS, THREE INDEPENDENT CLAIMS OR LESS 

    $3,000

    INTERMEDIATE - 35 PAGES OR LESS, 5 PAGES OF FIGURES OR LESS, 20 CLAIMS OR LESS, THREE INDEPENDENT CLAIMS OR LESS 

    $5,500

    COMPLEX - 40 PAGES OR LESS, 10 PAGES OF FIGURES OR LESS, 30 CLAIMS OR LESS

    $8,500

    DESIGN PATENT APPLICATION

    INVENTOR-SUPPLIED FIGURES
    $850