Protect Your Intellectual Property and Fight Infringement
Logos, inventions, works of art and other forms of intellectual property are valuable parts of your business. LegalShield makes sure you secure the protection you need to at a price you can afford.
Starting at $39.00 per month
What Type of IP Protection Do You Need?
Protecting your intellectual property through federal filings helps you maintain the exclusive right to profit from your creations.
- Trademarks and service marks protect things like brand names, taglines and logos.
- Copyrights protect creative works such as songs, novels, movies and software.
- Utility and Design Patents protect inventions.
Some businesses require multiple types of intellectual property protection to create a strong barrier against infringement. Rather than wasting a ton of time conducting internet research and guessing about which type of protection is right for your situation, purchase a small business plan from LegalShield and get the legal help you need to make smart decisions.
File for Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights Correctly
Intellectual property law is tricky. Not only do you have to select the right protection, the applications you submit to the US Patent and Trademark office must follow the law to the letter, and the requirements can be complex and nuanced.
Intellectual property attorneys are considered specialists within the practice of law, often requiring training beyond law school. For example, patent attorneys often have an engineering or science degree on top of their legal degree.
Small business plans from LegalShield include three consultations per year with an intellectual property attorney. Also, you can download templates and forms from our website and have your attorney review them to make sure everything is in order before you file your applications.
Legal Help With Trademark and Copyright Infringement
In 2015 there were over 71,000 copyright and trademark infringement cases reported to the United States Sentencing Commission and the median infringement penalty was $107,808.*
Whether someone is infringing on your intellectual property and damaging your business or a third party is claiming that you’ve infringed on their copyright or trademark, you should speak to an experienced intellectual property attorney as soon as possible. Financial loss and business disruption can escalate quickly.
Get the legal advice you need to protect your rights and minimize damages by joining LegalShield today. You can be on the phone with an infringement attorney in 4 hours or less.
How a LegalShield Small Business Plan Works for Intellectual Property
All LegalShield plans come jam-packed with valuable benefits. When it comes to getting help with protecting intellectual property and dealing with infringement, the most common plan usage is in two areas.
CONSULTATION AND ADVICE
You can have three phone consultations with an IP attorney each year to get questions answered, receive legal advice and make sure your business is protected.
DOCUMENT REVIEW & REPRESENTATION
You can have your attorney review any documents (up to 15 pages each) and even make phone calls and write letters on behalf of your business to resolve infringement disputes.
You get the best of both worlds. You have the help of an attorney to make sure your intellectual property is well protected AND you save a ton of money.
Key Features of Our Small Business Legal Plans
LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.
Speak with your provider attorney on an unlimited number of business legal issues. One hour of legal research on each matter is included at no additional charge.
Your provider attorney can make phone calls or write letters on your behalf. Depending on the type of plan, a designated number of debt collection letters are included each month at no additional charge.
Have your provider attorney review documents and contracts up to 15 pages each. Preparation of documents is provided under the preferred member discount.
Your provider attorney can defend your business in covered civil lawsuits. Depending on the type of plan, a designated number of pre-trial hours and trial hours are included at no additional charge.