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Secure and Protect Your Intellectual Property

Secure your company's brand assets and proprietary information to mitigate against the risk of unfair competition, infringement, and theft.

 

 

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Intellectual Property Services

  • 01 Trademarks
  • 02 Copyrights
  • 03 Patents
  • 04 Trade Secrets
  • 05 Privacy and Data Security

Trademarks

If you rely on brand assets to promote and identify your business, it's imperative that you obtain federal registration for those marks.

 
Forward's trademark services include:

 

  • Brand protection strategies
  • Trademark searches and registrations
  • Trademark licenses
  • Trademark auditing and due diligence
  • Trademark portfolio maintenance
  • Trademark infringement litigation 

Copyrights

If you create any original literary or other artistic work, it's critical to obtain a copyright registration before or soon after making it public.

Forward's copyright services include:

 

  • Copyright protection strategies
  • Copyright searches and filings
  • Copyright licenses
  • Copyright enforcement and defense litigation

Patents

Utility and design patents can be obtained for a composition, production process, machine, tool, new plant species, or upgrade to an existing invention. The holder of a registered patent can prevent others from using, making, or selling the invention.

 

Depending upon the circumstances, filing a patent may be a core element of your business plan or it could be counterproductive since information becomes public.

 

Forward's patent services include:
  • Advisory services on patents generally
  • Advisory services specific to decisions as to whether to patent or maintain secrecy

 

And Forward facilitates patent law services through referral to outside patent attorneys, which include:
  • Patent protection strategies
  • Patent searches and registrations
  • Patent opinions
  • Patent licenses
  • Patent infringement litigation

Trade Secrets

A company wanting to keep its trade secrets and proprietary information secure must build, implement, and test its policies and processes.

 

Forward's trade secrets protection services include:

 

  • Trade secret protection strategies
  • Employee and contractor restrictive covenants
  • Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation

 

Privacy and Data Security

As new privacy and data security laws and regulations are being created and enforced across state and country lines, it is crucial for companies to avoid catastrophic liability for violations.

 

Forward's privacy and data security services include:

 

  • Advisory services
  • Regulatory compliance audits
  • Data breach disclosure management
  • Consumer protection litigation defense
Develop a Practical Strategy

Get Answers to Your IP Strategy Questions

A company leader must ensure that all brand assets are protected. We have the expertise to answer all your legal questions and help you make the right strategic choices to fulfill your duty.
Don't Become a Copycat Target

Stop Infringers Dead in Their Tracks

Your company will invest a lot of time, money, and energy into building up its brand. It must be a top priority to keep competitors from infringing on your brand assets in an effort to divert your customers. Our law firm can help you get the maximum possible protection under U.S. and international law.
Our Process

Intellectual Property Protection Projects

  • Initiation
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Completion

IP Project Stage One: Initiation

Our legal team will start your intellectual property protection project by gathering information from you to create an inventory of all intellectual property assets and who has access to each for all assets that exist now, are under development, or planned for the future.
 
Using the inventory worksheet, the team will sort the items into five categories:

 

  • Proprietary information
  • Trade secrets
  • Brand assets
  • Ideas and inventions
  • Confidential third-party information
 
At the project initiation ("kickoff") meeting, the attorney will go over the classifications and what legal protections are available for each. He or she will answer all your legal questions about those protections and provide you with recommendations.

 

Once you and the attorney reach consensus on the solutions to be implemented, we will proceed to the next stage.

Stage Two: Planning

With the project parameters set at the initial meeting, the team will enter milestones and tasks into our firm's project management software.
 
A team member will then follow up with you to confirm the project budget and expected completion date.

Stage Three: Execution

With the milestones entered and the task assignments handed out, the project lead monitors and controls the process in an effort to keep things running smoothly and within budget constrains.
Based on the frequency you request in your kickoff meeting, a team member will periodically provide you with status updates.

Stage Four: Completion

In closing out an intellectual property protection project, our team meets with you (or other stakeholders) to ensure that everyone agrees the outcome has been successfully achieved and all deliverables have been provided to you.
Federal Trademark Applications

Affordable Flat Fee Pricing

We offer federal trademark plans designed to fit the needs of most any company based on services included and delivery timeframe. According to the American Intellectual Property Law Association Report of the Economic Survey 2019, IP attorneys in the U.S. charge an average of $2445 for trademark clearance and filing.

Federal Trademark Package

$800

Meeting with Attorney to discuss details of your application and applicable classes

Application submitted to the USPTO

Comprehensive Search for competing marks

25% Discount on every additional Trademark 
Client Reviews

Client Service to the Max

There's a good reason why we have so many great reviews. It's important to us that our clients have an exceptional experience in every possible way. That means our firm isn't just about delivering exceptional work product on time and within budget. We are also available, approachable, and always appreciative.

It's time to get proactive in your business

Join the ranks of so many successful entrepreneurs who are putting our proactive legal services to work for their businesses.

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