Intellectual Property

For intellectual property assistance, Virtual Paralegal Services provides:

Trademarks

  • Conduct trademark, service mark searches online, searching USPTO, state web sites, general Google search, WhoIs URLs
  • Search international registrations via Madrid Express Database
  • Assist in preparation of federal trademarks online
  • Assist in preparation of state trademark/service mark filings
  • Prepare and file trade name and business certificates
  • Track trademark/service mark renewal requirements
  • Assist with drafting of:
    • Affidavit of Use and Contestability
    • Assignment of Trademarks and Service Marks
    • Intellectual Property Security Agreement
    • Intent to Use
    • Trademark and Service Mark License Agreement
    • Trademark Cease and Desist Letter

Due Diligence and Maintenance:

  • Audit IP Portfolio pre or post purchase
  • Assist with processing and filing of statements of use
  • Prepare IP portfolio with docketing information and file due dates

Copyrights

  • Perform copyright and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Agent searches online
  • File DMCA Agent registration with the Library of Congress
  • Assist with preparing copyright applications
  • Assist with preparing supplemental copyright registrations
  • Assist with drafting of:
    • Copyright assignments
    • Content distribution agreements
    • Notice of copyright infringement
    • Notice of DMCA violation
    • Permission to use material

Intellectual Property Administration and Maintenance

  • Prepare tracking chart for all intellectual property
  • Prepare and maintain tickler system for updated filings
  • Review and organize all trademarks, service marks, copyrights and patents
  • Prepare an IP spreadsheet summarizing all pertinent information
  • Create intellectual property e-files