Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed.
Registration is recommended for a number of reasons.
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Flat Fee Pricing
All fees and services described on this site are for information purposes only and are subject to change at any time. Until we have both a signed Engagement Agreement and your initial payment, the Firm reserves the right to quote you a new or different fee for services based on the unique legal needs of your business.
Payment Plans are available for an additional premium of 15%. All payment plans require a credit card authorization and are billed monthly. Payment plans are not available for rush delivery projects. Anticipated expenses are due with your first payment.
Copyright Registration: $550
+ Copyright Office Fee:
$45 - Single author, same claimant, one work, not for hire
$65 - all other claims in an original work of authorship
$85 - Group of unpublished works
Copyright Office turnaround times are typically 2-4 months, but can take up to 9 months in some cases.
Customs and Border Protection Registration: $400 per registration number
+$190 CBP Registration Fee (per registration number and per class of goods for trademark registrations)
Copyright Assignment Agreement and Recording: $500
+$40 USPTO Fee / $25 Secretary of State Fee / Copyright Office Fees Vary
Work for Hire Agreement: $400
IP Licensing Agreement: $3,550
Add HIPPA Addendum / Business Associates Agreement: +$900
Traditional Hourly Rates
Where flat fees don't make sense, the Firm works on the traditional retainer basis. Unless otherwise noted, the Firm requires a replenishing retainer of $1,500/$750 for general business matters. The Firm bills at the hourly rate of $275 per hour for all attorney time and $125 per hour for all paralegal/law clerk time. The Firm bills in tenths of an hour increments. The Firm may from time to time require a larger replenishment in anticipation of significant work that the Firm reasonably believes cannot be covered by the standard retainer amount.