At VeriTrademark, we strive for transparency and predictability in our fee structure. We bill at hourly rates only in the absence of a more client-friendly plan. As a default, Danny’s 2018 hourly rate is $300 for transactional work and $350 for litigation. If necessary, we might bill other lawyers and paralegals at lower hourly rates.
Increasingly, most of our services are priced via “a la carte” flat fees or via monthly flat fee retainers subject to mutually agreed upon parameters. We are in the process of adding various flat fees services for purchase in 2018 to this website.
One important thing to note is that, unlike some “competing” – and I use that term loosely – services, our flat fees services are more than just form filling exercises. All legal work involves nuance and we will contact you to interview you based on your responses to the forms and tailor the work based on your needs. Think of the forms as efficient information gathering mechanisms, but I find that what people really need is often different than what they think they need.
Here are some examples of flat fee work.
Trademark Registration: Most commonly, we charge $1,300 for research and filing of a federal trademark in one trademark class. If the filing is intent-based, we will charge $475 for extensions or statements of use.
Trademark Monitoring: We charge $495 per mark per class per year to monitor the U.S. trademark database for potential problems that relate to your existing trademarks, with
Trademark Office Actions: We charge $300 for responses to most procedural office actions and $900 for responses to most substantive office actions. Prices are subject to increase based on complexity.
Copyright Registrations: We charge $400 for a simple copyright application, with prices subject to increase based on complexity.
The fees quoted above are estimates only – caveats apply as every legal matter is unique and not everything is appropriate for a flat fee. To the extent that we can’t charge a flat fee or must charge a higher one, we strive for transparency.