Small Business - Intellectual Property
Experience + Personal Service
ADD+G is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Florida practicing intellectual property (IP) law—patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. We have established a Small Business Group that exists to focus on the specific needs of small businesses.
With several decades of US and foreign IP experience among our Small Business Group team members, we can protect your company's intellectual assets wherever your business takes you. We are here when you need us, and we can work on a fixed fee basis so you don't have to cringe when you need to call or email us. We know your small business has many big costs, all at once. We help prioritize your projects, and work within your budget so that no IP rights get left behind.
Comprehensive IP Review
One of the most important ways we can help your small business is with an intellectual property review. Copyright notices. Patent Marking. Works for hire. Trademark symbols. Software licenses. Fair use. Confusing? Don’t worry, we will help you get it straight. We are available to speak with you, at your location or ours. We will work with you to further your business plan, and to meet your budget.
There is a lot more to IP than just filing an application for a patent or trademark. There are certain things you should do to make sure your own patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret assets are protected. There are also other steps you should take to make sure you don't accidentally run afoul of other people's IP rights and end up in a litigation. We can work with you to review advertising materials, internal documentation, contracts, etc., to help avoid any problems.
You don't like surprises. We get it.
We understand how important predictability and staying within budget are to all businesses, but that this is especially true for small businesses. We can help identify and prioritize what areas need to be addressed first, and give you a clear road map on the resources that will be needed for each phase of your company's IP development.
We are available to speak to your organization about all areas of IP law, and best practices to capture and protect intellectual assets. We can provide an overview of intellectual property law (patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets), a discussion of IP acquisition strategy, or provide updates on particular areas of IP law that are of interest to your organization.
Plus, we are frequent speakers at universities, entrepreneurship labs, and meet-ups. Of all areas of law, none is more relevant to entrepreneurs than intellectual property, so we are always delighted to participate in programs that empower the innovators that drive our economy. If we can be of service to your program in helping small businesses and entrepreneurs, just let us know.
We encourage entrepreneurs to take advantage of the many educational, networking, and other opportunities that are available from our universities and innovation labs throughout Florida. When you do, be sure to keep an eye out for us and come say hello, we would love to meet you.