Our typical costs and flat fees are listed below.

1. Cease and Desist Letters
(Professional fees to research the issues and prepare and FedEx a trademark or copyright related cease and desist letter‚ or research and prepare a response. Patent related letters require a $950 initial deposit.)

2. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Cases
(Professional fees to research the issues and prepare and file a Trademark Opposition, Trademark Cancellation, or an Answer. As Plaintiff add a $400 government filing cost per class of goods or services.)

3. Initiating IP Litigation in Federal or State Court
(Our typical Intellectual Property litigation retainer ranges from $5‚000-$15‚000 depending on the status of the matter‚ the issues‚ and the anticipated defense.)

4. U.S. or International Trademark Applications
(Includes professional fees to prepare and file the Trademark Application and basic follow up through registration‚ including basic communication with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office if necessary after filing‚ status updates‚ and forwarding of the registration certificate if received. Add $225 in government filing cost per class of goods/services. Add $150 for foreign based applications. Additional fees apply for Responses to Office Actions if necessary and for handling Notices of Allowance for Intent to Use applications.)

5. U.S. Trademark Search
(Often the first step in acquiring trademark protection is a trademark search. Includes all costs for the search and a legal memorandum by a trademark attorney. In the Search‚ we spend about an hour searching for similar trademarks and then report the results to you in a two page memo.)

6. Comprehensive U.S. Trademark Search 
(Includes our professional fees for review of the comprehensive search report and a 5-page Opinion Letter which summarizes the search results and suggests next steps. This is the search performed by Fortune 500 companies and is the most effective means of clearing trademark rights. It is often referred to as doing your “due diligence”. The price includes our vendor’s cost for the search report.)

7. U.S. Copyright Application
(Includes the government filing fee‚ our professional fees to prepare and file the Copyright Application‚ status updates‚ and forwarding of the copyright registration certificate if received.)

8. U.S. Patent Search
(Includes our professional fees and our vendor’s cost for the search. A patent search is always recommended‚ but is not required and may not be completely effective to clear patent rights.)

9. U.S. or International Patent Applications
(Flat fees include professional fees to prepare and file the Patent Application and professional drawings: Design Application $1950; Mechanical invention $6‚450; Electrical‚ Business Method‚ or Software $8‚450; Biotech‚ Chemical and complex inventions $9‚950. The first step is to hire us for the Patent Search shown above.)

(Expect government filing and registration costs of an additional $660 for design patents or $1300 for the others. Turnaround time is usually 4-6 weeks.)

10. Patent Non-Infringement Opinion
(Professional non-infringement Opinion Letter on a specific patent.)

11. Attorney hourly legal work:


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