Top Charlottesville, VA Intellectual Property Lawyers Near You

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  • Law Office of Bryan D. Wright

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Charlottesville, VA

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Charlottesville, VA

  • Woods Rogers PLC

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Charlottesville, VA

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Charlottesville, VA

  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Charlottesville, VA

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Charlottesville, VA

  • Williams Mullen

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Charlottesville, VA

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Charlottesville, VA

  • McGuireWoods LLP

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Charlottesville, VA

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Charlottesville, VA

  • Flora Pettit PC

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Charlottesville, VA

    Intellectual Property Lawyers | Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville Intellectual Property Information

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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 Charlottesville 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.

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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