Intellectual Property is a complex area of law, which requires specialized knowledge. McLean Law LLC provides the requisite expertise and high quality services at competitive prices to clients ensuring protection of their Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks.
Establishing a strong brand is pivotal to business success. Protecting that brand is equally important. Yet many companies overlook an important first step in securing their brand— trademark protection. Trademarks protect any unique word, symbol, logo, name or device used to identify and distinguish the goods or services of one seller from the goods or services of another.
Our trademark services include, but are not limited to, performing trademark availability searches, conducting trademark clearance analysis and drafting trademark freedom to operate/clearance opinions, drafting and prosecuting trademark applications with the USPTO, and trademark portfolio management.
As businesses strive to identify and create competitive advantages, they should carefully assess whether their inventions qualify for patent protection. Patents can provide a competitive advantage to a business in the marketplace by prohibiting competitors from making, using or selling an invention.
Patent services are at the heart of our firm. They form the core expertise of the firm. Our patent services include, but are not limited to, strategic patent counseling; patent portfolio management; drafting and prosecuting patent applications for electrical, computer, Internet, business methods, telecommunications, software and mechanical technologies; drafting and prosecuting design patents; patentability searches; patent landscape analyses; freedom to operate analyses; and product clearances. We also provide opinions and counseling on issues pertaining to patent infringement and validity.
Copyrights are an integral part of a business’ intellectual property portfolio and a valuable business protection tool. Copyright protection is given to the authors or creators of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and other intellectual works.
Our copyright services include counseling clients on copyright law issues in a wide variety of fields, from computer software to publishing, and registering copyrights with the copyright office. We represent individuals and companies that create and manage social networks, interactive and online content, computer programs, music, films, video games, websites, and novels among many others.
Start-Up & Business
Starting and growing a business presents its own unique set of challenges. The selection of the wrong type of entity to operate your business at the beginning of a business’s life cycle can have very adverse effects on the success of your business venture. We understand the importance of making the best decisions for the growth of your business.
We offer a number of services to start-ups and other businesses including, but not limited to, business entity counseling, business entity formations, drafting corporate bylaws, drafting operating agreements, regulatory compliance, and assistance with angel investors, joint ventures and other corporate transactions.
Technology Transactions allow businesses to leverage their intellectual property (IP) assets into revenue streams through licensing and sublicensing, distribution, strategic business alliances, electronic publishing, technology transfer and other technology transactions.
To assist businesses with leveraging their IP assets, we provide a number of services including, but not limited to, drafting and negotiating licensing agreements, and drafting and reviewing invention assignments, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements. We also provide software services including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating software licensing agreements, SaaS and maintenance agreements.
Contracts are essential to most business transactions. A contract is a document that spells out the terms of a transaction with clarity and in sufficient detail so that either party of the transaction can enforce the agreement to achieve their original intentions.
We provide our clients with services to assist them in achieving well drafted agreements. Our services include contract drafting and contract review services that extend to nearly any type of contract, including vendor contracts, real estate contracts, financing agreements, commercial contracts, employment and consulting agreements, leases, joint venture agreements, and M&A agreements. Whether it’s assisting with new or existing contract templates, general terms and conditions, concept maps, or discrete contract review, we can provide your business with cost-effective and high-quality contract drafting and contract review services.