Coughlin Law Office provides personal and professional legal services. We represent our clients with respect and confidentiality. Patent attorney Daniel Coughlin will help you protect your invention, whether it’s a new idea or product. With his help, you can avoid pitfalls as you work to protect your intellectual property (IP). Daniel can help you apply for a trademark or patent. He will explain your rights as an inventor as you go through the application process. His practice is primarily in patents and trademarks. Other services include licensing agreements and business formation. Flat fees are available for most of these services.
Provisional Patent Application
A Provisional Patent Application allows you to describe your invention. From the filing, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) keeps the application on file for one year. Within that time period, a non-provisional patent application must be filed to secure a patent. Otherwise, the provisional application expires. This is usually the least expensive way to secure a priority date for your invention.
Non-Provisional Patent Application
A Non-Provisional Patent Application will be reviewed at the USPTO. If approved, it provides a patent for 20 years from the filing date. Utility, design, and plant patents are available. They give the inventor the right to prevent others from making, using, or selling the patented item. When you apply, it is important to know whether you would like to enter foreign markets. This way, we can help you determine what international patent protection you need.
When you register a trademark, you protect the name, slogan, or logo you use to sell your products or services. This mark allows you to distinguish between your products and other similar products. As you complete the application, Daniel will assist and advise you. Throughout the process, he will ensure that you complete all of the steps to establish your trademark. Also, Daniel can do a trademark search and provide a report to help identify other uses of that mark. To begin this process, please fill out a Trademark Questionnaire and submit to our office.
A Limited Liability Company (LLC) gives you the same limited liability as a corporation. In addition, you have the benefits of flexible management for one or more owners. An LLC can also be a useful tool in estate planning, especially coupled with a revocable trust. Daniel will take you through the process to establish and register your LLC. In addition, he will counsel you in your options for LLC management and ownership and assist you as you prepare an operating agreement. For more information about our business services, please visit this page.
Do you already have a patent, trademark, or other IP? If so, Daniel can help you form an agreement for the manufacture or use of your product or mark. This may include licensing, assignment, or joint development agreements. Or, this could involve the forming of a new LLC.
If you would like a free consultation about any of our services, including a flat fee estimate for your project, please contact our office at 785.284.2843. We look forward to serving you!