Business Formation and Management  

We help you choose and form the right business structure to meet your needs. If you are buying or selling all or part of a business, IdeaLegal can negotiate and draft agreements that preserve your business and legal interests. We also assist companies with corporate management by:

  • Participating in shareholder meetings
  • Drafting meeting minutes 
  • Serving as registered agents

Disputes and Litigation

Handling business and intellectual property disputes effectively takes more than aggressive advocacy. It requires an advocate who understands the complete picture, including how your business goals and priorities are impacted by the disagreement. Together, we can determine a strategy that balances the particular costs, benefits, and risks of litigation. When disputes arise, IdeaLegal litigates with a thorough, strategic approach. We handle:

  • Federal and state court litigation
  • Trademark Trial & Appeal Board proceedings
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Local counsel services for out-of-state clients

Contracts

We help you lease, license, buy, and, sell products, services, and intellectual property by drafting documents in plain English. If it’s in writing and it involves your company, we can help. 

Trademarks

IdeaLegal has broad experience advising on strategic and cost-effective ways to secure your rights throughout the world, including registrations. We manage trademark portfolios across all industries to ensure that you maintain enforceable rights and registrations worldwide. We handle:

  • Trademark searching and clearance 
  • International trademark strategy
  • Trademark registration
  • Domain name advice and disputes
  • Licensing and assignment
  • Brand enforcement

Trade Secrets

Now more than ever, companies are turning to trade secret protection to guard sensitive information such as product development and marketing plans, financial information, customer data, computer algorithms, and manufacturing processes and formulae. IdeaLegal helps you ensure you are taking the necessary steps to shore up proprietary information and avoid costly trade secret disputes before they begin. But if you do find yourself defending or needing to bring a claim for trade secret misappropriation, we’ve got you covered. We handle: 

  • Trade secret protection audits and strategy
  • Nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Licensing and enforcement

Copyrights

We help companies, artists, musicians, and other creatives protect their works and marketing materials. We handle:

  • Copyright registrations
  • Work-for-hire agreements
  • Assignments and license agreements
  • Enforcement and cease-and-desist letters
  • DMCA counseling and compliance

Data Privacy

If you have customers or employees, you have personally identifiable information. We help you commercialize and gain valuable insights from your data, while building consumer trust and complying with a patchwork of laws and regulations. We handle:

  • Customized privacy policies tailored to your business practices and needs
  • Cloud-based vendor contracts (representing vendors and customers) 
  • Data use and licensing agreements
  • Assessment of marketing and eCommerce strategies for data privacy compliance

Training and Education

We cultivate your legal independence with easy-to-use templates and training sessions for your teams, helping you spot issues before they become disputes. We offer:

  • Best practice training 
  • Contract management
  • Data retention policies
  • Template and clause libraries
  • Lunch-and-learn sessions