The Patent, Trademark and Copyright Attorneys of Daniel Law Offices, P.A. in Orlando & Tampa provide a full array of Intellectual Property legal services including:
Prior Art Search
A prior art patent search consists of a thorough search of filed patents and patent applications to determine whether your invention is different from existing inventions. Upon the conclusion of this search, we will send you a detailed report of our findings, which will include copies of relevant patents and/or patent applications for your review. Once you receive our search report, you will be given a complimentary legal consultation with a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney who will discuss your search results and advise you concerning the next step in the process: preparing your patent application.
The process for preparing a new patent application will begin with an initial consultation (in person or via the telephone). At this consultation, you will meet one on one with the registered Patent Attorney, who will personally draft your application. During the consultation, you and your attorney will discuss your invention in-depth so that the broadest possible coverage for your invention can be obtained. As all of our Patent Attorneys in Orlando & Tampa have advanced engineering degrees, you do not have to have a prototype or know exactly how to make the invention. You only must be able to describe what it does, and how it will work.
Upon the conclusion of the initial consultation, your Patent Attorney will prepare a complete draft application with any necessary drawings and schedule a time to review the draft with you (in person or via telephone) at no additional costs. Once you have approved the draft, and any necessary changes have been made, your application will be filed with the United States Patent Office, and you will be in a “PATENT PENDING” status.
After reviewing your filed patent application, the USPTO may issue an office action in which additional information is requested by the Patent Examiner assigned to your application. These inquiries will be directed to our office and you will be completely informed of all developments and communications throughout the process. In some cases, we may conduct a telephone or personal meeting with the Examiner on an as-needed basis. When your patent application is approved by the U.S. Patent Office, a Notice of Allowance will be issued and upon payment of the required patent fees, your application will issue as a United States Registered Patent.
Although there is no such thing as a true “International Patent”, filing a patent application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) offers applicants the ability to preserve the opportunity to obtain a patent in any, or all, of the PCT member countries (over 133) for up to 36 months.
Similar to the patent search described above, a comprehensive trademark search should be performed to identify any existing trademarks and pending trademark applications, including all Federal, state, Common Law, and Worldwide website trademarks. Federal trademarks are registered with the Trademark Office in Arlington, Virginia. State filed marks are registered with a particular state and common law trademarks are marks that are in use, but are not registered with the states or federal government. A thorough search of these marks is necessary to avoid the possibility of infringement, or rejection of your mark by the Trademark Office. Once we have completed our search, we will send you a detailed search report explaining our findings and recommending the appropriate step to take next. Once you have received our search report, you will be given a free legal consultation with one of our Trademark Attorneys in Orlando or Tampa who will answer your questions and advise you whether to take the next step: preparing and filing your trademark application.
We will prepare and file your Trademark Application with the United States Trademark Office. We will ensure that your trademark application satisfies all legal requirements of the Trademark Office and has the best chance of being allowed.
We will communicate with, and respond to inquiries from the Trademark Examiner assigned to your application. If necessary, we can also conduct a telephone or personal interview with the Examiner on an as-needed basis. You will be completely informed of all developments and communications throughout the process. As your locally based Orlando & Tampa Patent Attorneys, we work for you!
When your application is allowed you will be issued a Certificate of Registration, at which point you can use the ® symbol to indicate that you have a registered trademark. Until then you may use the ™ symbol to warn others that you are claiming the mark as your property.
Our Copyright Attorneys in Orlando & Tampa will file your original works of authorship with the United States Copyright Office. Upon successful filing, you can use the © symbol to indicate that your works have been registered.
Many of our clients ultimately look to sell the object of the Patent, Trademark or Copyright to which they have secured Intellectual Property Rights. During this process, our attorneys can represent your interests in negotiating a license agreement, assignment of rights or outright sale of the invention. Accordingly, we work hand in hand with our clients to ensure they receive the best possible compensation, while handling all of the necessary contracts and paperwork.