The Espinar and Associates, PC is a Chicago-based firm which serves clients nationwide.. We concentrate exclusively on providing individuals and corporations with intellectual property protection and business solutions. The law firm’s distinguished clients are from all business sectors and industries. The cornerstone of our practice is to identify, cultivate and protect creative legacies. After all, each generation’s intellectual contributions enrich the world of tomorrow.
The firm’s advantages include just some of the following:
- Flat Application Filing Fees
- Individualized Attention
- Each Filing is Handled by an Experienced Intellectual Property Attorney
Trademarks & Servicemarks
A trademark may be a name, slogan or logo used to identify a particular product or service. Trademarks are imprinted on product labels, displays, newspapers, websites causing consumers to associate your unique business identity with a particular quality and comfort. A savvy business owner will secure its business identity through federal trademark registration. Thus, whether you are in the market to create a memorable name or already have one developed, we can help you protect your unique business identity through the following services:
- Trademark Protection Services: Trademark Search and Clearance, Trademark Application Process, Trademark Watch, Licensing and Review of Advertising or Artwork to Ensure Corporate Compliance, and Brand Development
- Trademark Prosecution Services: Response to Office Actions, Oppositions and Petition to Cancel
- Trademark Litigation Services: Federal Court lawsuit for Trademark Infringement, Trademark Dilution, Unfair Competition, among other claims.
Copyrights apply to anyone who seeks to protect their original creative works offered in tangible form-whether recorded or written. Copyrights exist in items such as books, websites, architectural drawings, fashion drawings, blueprints, scripts, software, photographs, music and advertising. A copyright is established upon completion of the work rather than through registration. However, a copyright registration provides substantial advantages to the copyright holder, particularly in cases of infringement. Copyright services include:
- Copyright Protection Services: Copyright Application and Copyright Clearance
- Copyright Agreements: Work for hire, Assignments, Licensing, Publishing and Releases
- Copyright Prosecution and Litigation Services: Response to Office Actions and Federal Court suits for copyright infringement.
The law offices of Hazel Espinar, PC has established close working relationships with skilled patent attorneys who draft and secure patents that provide a broad scope of coverage to protect the technologies, innovations and businesses of our clients. Patent matters handled by us include:
preparing, filing, prosecuting, obtaining and maintaining U.S. and international patents in over 125 countries
counseling clients on obtaining and expanding patent protection
providing patent opinions and reports pertaining to patentability, validity enforceability, infringement and clearance of patents
licensing and assignment of patents
investigating the status and ownership of patents
preparing cease and desist letters to patent infringers and responding to such letters when clients are accused of patent infringement
advising clients on ways to design around and avoid infringing patents of their competitors.
Whether you are starting up a new business or already in business, we will counsel you on the best available entity to protect your personal assets from activities derived from your corporate conduct. We offer business planning, agreement preparation, and incorporation services as listed below:
- Corporate Formation
- Limited Partnership Formation
- Limited Liability Company Formation
- Non-Profit corporation Formation