How to Work with Me
If you’d like my help in preparing and filing your trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), I offer a Trademark Package for $850 per trademark. This fee does not include the USPTO Filing Fees (usually $250 per class).
As part of this package, I will do a search and analysis of your potential application, give you my advice and recommendations, prepare and file the application, and handle USPTO communications. The fee does not include legal briefs or appeals (not usually needed). If you want to file multiple applications at once (perhaps for a trademark and a logo), I have bulk rates available.
For any trademarks not yet monetized in the United States at the time of filing, they would usually be filed as a 1B application, also called intent-to-use. This has an extra USPTO fee of $100 per class when we file the Statement of Use (with a specimen and use date) when the trademark is monetized in the US. If it takes longer than 6 months from the SOU deadline for products/services to be monetized, extensions are currently $125 per class, every 6 months, for up to 3 years.
If you already have a trademark or trademark application in another country, sometimes we can base the US trademark on that non-US trademark or trademark application.
If you just have one legal question or issue to discuss, you can sign up for a paid Consulting Call. In this call we can go over your questions, discuss your issues, or even review a document together. I offer calls at 15, 30, 45, and 60 minute increments, and we can have the call by phone or zoom.
You can also get monthly advice from me via the Patreon membership program. In the Patreon, some of the levels include advice by email, direct messaging, and telephone / video conference calls.
Trusted Resource Partners
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Registered Agent Services
In most states, if you create an LLC or Corporation, you are required to have a "Registered Agent" who can accept legal documents on your behalf. You can be your own registered agent, but it means you must publicly disclose your actual location address (not good if you work from home).
US Residents: Form Your LLC or Corporation
Non-US-Residents: Form & Manage Your LLC or Corporation
If you are not a resident of the United States, but you want to form your business here, it is complicated. You will have challenges especially in setting up banking and tax identification. I highly recommend seeking help from someone who is focuses on working with people in this situation.
Contract Templates and Legal Forms
Every business needs contracts, legal agreements, and other legal forms such as corporate bylaws or an LLC operating agreement. In a perfect world, we would all have an attorney draft custom agreements for each situation, but this is not financially realistic for most small businesses.
Website Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies
The law regarding website terms & conditions, disclaimers, and privacy policies changes almost every day. Our websites are accessible all over the world, and it is not possible to keep up with the legal changes of every state and every country!
If you need help in filing your trademark application, and I am not available or I am out of your budget, I recommend Trademarkia. They are actual attorneys (unlike some other services) and should be able to help you even if you are located outside of the United States. Also you can pay them a quarterly fee and they will send you infringement alerts on your trademarks.
Client Feedback and Testimonials
"I’m so happy to have Elizabeth Potts Weinstein as my legal counsel because she really gets me and my business! Not only is she able to think through complex situations or processes that are specific to digital businesses, but she’s able to give me the best legal perspective, too. She’s so much more than a lawyer. She’s helped put together contracts, protect my business, and answer some of my most pressing legal questions. She helped me incorporate my business and has been there through every step of the company’s growth and expansion! I love having her on my team and if you resonate with her, I highly recommend hiring her, too!" ~ Nathalie Lussier, founder of AccessAlly, a software startup
"I am so happy I had Elizabeth’s help through my first year of business. Anything that I needed from a legal stand point, she was there to walk me through it or answer any of my questions. It put me at ease knowing that I had Elizabeth there and that my business was started on the right foot. Elizabeth also saved me a ton of time! After spending hours on the computer trying to figure out which forms to fill out and in which order, I realized it was not a good use of my time, and that if I had the right help it would be extremely beneficial to my business. That is where Elizabeth came in and I couldn’t have done it without her!" ~ Maddie Spoto
"Elizabeth was so great at answering questions. I really appreciated the open conversation. She was really great at explaining legal terms in a way we could understand and apply to our business." ~ Lauren Wong
"Elizabeth has been there when my business and I needed support and went above and beyond. I'm so grateful to know I have an incredible lawyer standing behind my business when I need it. Super grateful." ~ Renee Jayne, holistic nutrition practitioner and life coach
“What I enjoy the most is that everything is easy – that Elizabeth gives a good name to attorneys. I tell everyone about her. Its easy to contact her when needed.” ~ Ming Chee, The Money Alchemist
“Elizabeth went above and beyond with her service and communication. She explained everything clearly and gave different options for the two scenarios. I would highly recommend EPW for your legal matters!” ~ Andrea Vahl, Facebook Marketing expert and speaker