Top Athens, AL Intellectual Property Lawyers Near You

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    Sarah S. Shepard, LLC

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Athens, AL

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Athens, AL

  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Athens, AL

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Athens, AL

  • Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Athens, AL

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Athens, AL

  • Dentons Sirote

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Athens, AL

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Athens, AL

  • Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Athens Office

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Athens Office

  • Maynard Cooper & Gale

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Athens, AL

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Athens, AL

  • Foster Law, LLC

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Athens, AL

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Athens, AL

Athens Intellectual Property Information

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Find an Intellectual Property Attorney near Athens

Are You in Need of an Intellectual Property Lawyer?

Intellectual property is anything created by a person that is an invention, design, or some other form of creative expression. an Athens intellectual property lawyer will help people and businesses protect their intellectual property creations as well as guide people to not infringe on others intellectual property.

Different Types of Intellectual Property

While the term intellectual property may seem unfamiliar, the different protections of such property will sound much more recognizable. The most common intellectual property rights protections are copyrights, trademarks and patents.

A skilled Intellectual Property attorney will review what works you need to protect, and the best method of achieving that protection. You may need to trademark your logo or business name, or you may need to copyright a literary, artistic or musical work.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances – such as being charged with a crime – where you should always seek experienced legal help.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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