PARTIES / EFFECTIVE DATE. This Agreement is entered into by CopyMark Law Group LLC (“Attorney”) and You (“Client”). The effective date will be the date of acceptance of this agreement, which is typically the date when the Client fills out an online form that requires acceptance of this agreement to submit the form.
LEGAL SERVICES RENDERED, RESPONSIBILITIES OF ATTORNEY AND CLIENT. The Attorney agrees to provide Legal Services, which include: (i) Monitoring trademark filings by third parties with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to identify potential infringements on Your trademark rights; (ii) Notifying You of any required trademark renewal filings during the agreement term (referred to as “Legal Services”). Quarterly email updates will be provided, and any additional services will incur an extra fee.
LEGAL FEE. The agreed Flat Fee for Legal Services is $29.00 USD per month (“Flat Fee”). Pursuant to Illinois attorney conduct rules, unearned fees are typically held in an IOLTA trust account until earned. However, due to the nominal fee amount and administrative complexities, the Client waives the trust account requirement. Fees will be directly deposited into the Law Firm’s operating account and become the property of the Law Firm upon receipt. Fees are considered earned when legal work commences, including but not limited to (1) the Firm reviewing the Client’s trademark, (2) communication regarding the trademark application, or (3) initiation of any other legal work. A partial refund may be applicable if the agreement is terminated before the completion of Legal Services.
WORK PRODUCT. Documents, notes, reports, research, and confidential materials prepared by us are our exclusive property, maintained under attorney-client privilege.
TERMINATION. Either party may terminate this engagement with reasonable notice. The right to terminate is retained by both parties.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. Client acknowledges the impossibility of guaranteeing the detection of every potentially infringing mark with absolute certainty. Trademark searches are inherently imperfect due to the diverse and varied sources used by database providers.
TELEPHONE CONSULTATION POLICY. Should Client want to discuss the monitoring results with Attorney, pre-paid 15-minute consultation calls are available upon request. Any fees paid to schedule that consultation call are credited towards any enforcement work needed as a result of the monitoring.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT / SEVERABILITY. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties. No other agreements made before or on the effective date are binding. If any provision is deemed unenforceable, the remainder of the provision and the entire Agreement remain valid.
FORM OF SIGNATURES. This agreement may be executed electronically by the parties.
last updated November 14, 2023