About WJC Legal
WJC LEGAL specializes in providing Patent, Trademark and Other Intellectual Property Law (IP Law) services to small business, from individual inventors to organizations with up to 500 employees. It is the aim of WJC LEGAL to work for the client to protect client IP interests, effectively make the most of client IP assets, and minimize client exposure related to use of IP. In servicing its clients, WJC LEGAL capitalizes on more than 30 years of entrepreneurial business experience with technology-based corporations.
IP Law is the body of law protecting inventions, expression, identifiers of goods and services, and certain proprietary, intangible assets which provide a business entity with a competitive advantage. Common areas of interest for IP Law are patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, and trade secrets. Issues related to IP Law influence and impact all businesses, large and small, and must be an area of interest for all business managers.
At WJC LEGAL, we focus on legal and commercial issues related to the creation, utilization and protection of IP. We recognize that innovation and hard work provide a competitive edge, and those efforts need protection. We also recognize that with today’s technology, it’s easy to inadvertently violate another party’s IP rights, and it’s just as important to protect against this possibility. WJC LEGAL is dedicated to assisting individuals and small businesses to establish, utilize and protect their IP rights to inventions, new products, ideas, technology, branding, and other company confidential technology and marketing materials, while avoiding the violation of others’ IP rights.
Our Practice Areas
Patents: US patent prosecution; international patent prosecution; infringement analysis; and other patent-related matters.
Trademarks: trademark prosecution; trademark searches; selection; and other trademark-related matters.
Copyrights: copyright registration; title searches; and other copyright-related matters.
Trade Secrets: identifying trade secrets; establishing protection programs; preparing confidentiality agreements; and other trade secret-related matters.
IP Licensing and Contracts, Drafting and Negotiations: technology and product development agreements; technology transactions; service and consulting agreements; distribution agreements; patent, trademark and copyright licensing agreements; manufacturing agreements; non-disclosure agreements; letters of intent; and other IP-related contract matters.
Mediation: mediation of IP-based disputes; and early neutral evaluation.
Corporate Counselling and Training Services: counsel, advise and provide education concerning the law and patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, etc. to individuals and company employees, and the import that IP has on an individual business entity.
Corporate Intellectual Property Audit: assist in the performance of a systematic review of the IP assets owned, used or acquired by a business; assist in the identification of under-utilized IP assets; assist in the identification of any threats to a company’s bottom line; provide advice and assistance enabling business planners to devise informed strategies that will maintain and improve a company’s market position.