Top White River Junction, VT Intellectual Property Lawyers Near You

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  • Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Serving White River Junction, VT

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Serving White River Junction, VT

  • Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Serving White River Junction, VT

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Serving White River Junction, VT

  • Drummond Woodsum

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Serving White River Junction, VT

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Serving White River Junction, VT

  • Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Serving White River Junction, VT

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Serving White River Junction, VT

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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. A White River Junction 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.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

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.

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