Intellectual Property is at the Heart of Every Business.

Patents | Trademarks | Copyrights | IP Licensing | Intellectual Property Law

Before you have other people help you create, modify, or expand your products, you need foundation agreements to make sure what product (music, photo, graphic design, invention) you think is yours - is actually legally yours. If you have already worked with other people for your product, you should contact an attorney as soon as practicable to review your existing contracts to make sure those contracts will do you want you intend.


Many of our patent, trademark, copyright, and intellectual property legal services are provided for a flat fee, while others are available at a traditional hourly rate. We work with individuals, entrepreneurs, start-up companies, established businesses, other law firms and referring attorneys, and colleges and universities. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express cards accepted.  Don't see a legal service that you are looking for? Call our office at 501-319-7875 or email Rashauna@NormentLawFirm.com today. 

Examples of Intellectual Property Legal Services by Activity

For the Fashion Designer / Starting a Clothing Line

Copyright - Work for Hire Agreements / Copyright Assignments (graphic design for your logo, website, and any other product created by a third party for you)


Copyright Registration Application (where applicable)


Model Release / Right of Publicity Release


Trademark Registration Application


Manufacturing Agreements


Distribution Agreements


License Agreements / Obtaining Permission to use 3rd party property


Business entity formation (LLCs, INCs) (for Arkansas-based companies)


Business License (where applicable)


Sales and Tax Permits (where applicable)


 DMCA Takedown Notices (Amazon.com, Etsy.com, etc) 


Contract evaluation


Regular meetings with your attorney either weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually to assess existing and upcoming intellectual property legal issues, questions, and projects

For the Musician

Copyright - Work for Hire Agreement / Copyright Assignment Agreements - (for anyone creatively participating in producing the lyrics, music, or sound recording (track))


Copyright Registration Application


Trademark Registration Application


Model Release / Right of Publicity Release


ASCAP / BMI


License Agreements - give others permission to use your music and you might get paid


Obtaining permissions/licenses to use someone else's music for your project


Synchronization Agreements


Cease and Desist letters / Demand letters


 DMCA Takedown Notices (Amazon.com, Etsy.com, etc) 


Contract evaluation


 Regular meetings with your attorney either weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually to assess existing and upcoming intellectual property legal issues, questions, and projects 

For the Writer / Author

Copyright - Work for Hire Agreements / Copyright Assignments (for use when hiring book illustrators or working with others to create your books/works)


Copyright Registration Application


Trademark Registration Application (where applicable)


Publisher Agreements


License Agreements


Releases/Permissions


 Obtaining permissions/licenses to use part of someone else's work for your project 


Cease and Desist letters / Demand letters


 DMCA Takedown Notices (Amazon.com, Etsy.com, etc) 


Contract evaluation


 Regular meetings with your attorney either weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually to assess existing and upcoming intellectual property legal issues, questions, and projects 


For the Inventor

NDA - Nondisclosure Agreement


R&D - Research and Development Agreement


Copyright - Work for Hire Agreement / Copyright Assignment Agreement


Patent Applications (utility, or design)


Manufacturing Agreement


Distribution Agreement


Licensing Agreement


Trademark Registration Application


Copyright Registration Application (where applicable)


Contract evaluation


 Regular meetings with your attorney either weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually to assess existing and upcoming intellectual property legal issues, questions, and projects

For the Photographer

Copyright Registration Application


Model Release / Right of Publicity Release


 

License Agreements - give others permission to use your photos and you might get paid


Obtaining permissions/licenses to use someone else's music for your project


Trademark Registration Application (where applicable)


 DMCA Takedown Notices (Amazon.com, Etsy.com, etc)  


 Contract evaluation


 Regular meetings with your attorney either weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually to assess existing and upcoming intellectual property legal issues, questions, and projects 

For Merchandise/Products

Copyright = Work for Hire Agreements / Copyright Assignments


Copyright Registration Application


Trademark Registration Application


License/Permission to use 3rd party works with your merchandise/products


Merchandise Agreements


Synchronization Agreements


Cease and Desist letters / Demand letters


DMCA Takedown Notices (Amazon.com, Etsy.com, etc)


Contract evaluation


 Regular meetings with your attorney either weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually to assess existing and upcoming intellectual property legal issues, questions, and projects 

PATENT LEGAL SERVICES

Rashauna Norment, a registered patent attorney, has over 10 years of patent prosecution experience.

Our patent legal services include:

  • Preliminary patent searches and provide patentability evaluation and analysis
  • Utility patent applications for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (including filing for fast track examination)
  • Design patent applications for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (including filing for fast track examination)
  • Evaluate and respond to Office Actions and other Notices from the Patent Office 
  • Patent maintenance fees / renewal fees
  • Access to patent illustrators for formal patent drawings
  • Contracts including nondisclosure agreements, noncompete agreements, assignments, license agreements, and manufacturing agreements
  • Cease and desist letters (on behalf of either patent owner or defense)
  • Trade Secrets
  • ​​Patent law


If you filed your patent application on your own, and now need assistance moving forward with a registered patent attorney, patent attorney Rashauna Norment can evaluate your application to see how she can help. Contact our office to schedule a Strategy Session.


Timing is important when protecting your invention and launching your product. For the patent owner, you need to enforce your patent rights against suspected infringers.


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page about Patent Law. 

TRADEMARK LEGAL SERVICES

Attorney Rashauna Norment has over 11 years of legal experience in trademark law.

Our trademark legal services include:

  • Trademark registrability searches, evaluation, and analysis
  • Preparing and prosecuting trademark registration applications before United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Arkansas Secretary of State
  • Trademark registration maintenance and renewals
  • Initiating or defending trademark applications in Opposition Proceedings before USPTO Trial and Trademark Appeal Board (TTAB), representing Petitioner or Respondent
  • Initiating or defending trademark registrations in Cancellation Proceedings before USPTO Trial and Trademark Appeal Board (TTAB), representing Petitioner or Respondent
  • Contracts including trademark license agreements and trademark assignments
  • Cease and Desist letters (on behalf of trademark owner or defense)
  • Managing trademark portfolio
  • Trademark Law
  • Trade Dress Law


There is power in the name. You created a brand for your product or service. To maintain strength in your trademark, you need to protect and enforce your trademark rights.


If you filed your trademark application on your own, and now need assistance moving forward, trademark attorney Rashauna Norment can evaluate your application to see how she can help. Contact our office to schedule a Strategy Session. 


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions about Trademark Law. 

COPYRIGHT LEGAL SERVICES

Attorney Rashauna Norment has over 11 years of legal experience in copyright law.

  • Copyright registration applications  filed with the United States Copyright Office , including registering books, artwork, photographs, videos, sculptural and other design product elements
  • Cease and desist letters (on behalf of copyright owner or defense)
  • Contracts including work for hire agreements, copyright assignments, copyright licenses, merchandise agreements, copyright permissions


Did you hire someone else to help you creatively? Is someone using your work without permission? Do you want to use someone else's music but are not sure about how to obtain a license? Copyright attorney Rashauna Norment can evaluate your situation to see how she can help. Contact our office to schedule a Strategy Session. 


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page about Copyright Law. 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LEGAL SERVICES

Intellectual Property is at the Heart of Every Business.

Intellectual property law covers patents and trade secrets for inventions, trademarks and trade dress for branding, copyrights for works of authorship, and in some cases right of publicity. Intellectual property is a personal property asset that can be a valuable part of your business' portfolio. Various contracts, licenses, or agreements are needed when working with third parties. We provide intellectual property legal services along the way as you grow from your initial business concept to establishing a business to expanding your business. 

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For the Referring Attorney

We work with you, not against you.

As an attorney, you are already handling your clients’ business-related, non-IP, legal matters. As your clients develop, acquire, and/or sell their businesses, questions about their intellectual property rights can become a frequent concern. Your law firm may not have intellectual property legal counsel on staff.


Rashauna Norment can help.


Intellectual property attorney Rashauna Norment works with other law firms and attorneys around the United States by providing assistance to those clients in need of specific intellectual property legal services. Some of these legal services include IP specific legal research and writing for litigation (pleadings, motions, discovery), consultations with you and/or your client, an IP sounding board for you, prosecuting patent, trademark, and copyright applications for your client. 


For Canadian attorneys and other attorneys without a U.S. state attorney license, trademark attorney Rashauna Norment is available as a U.S. liaison for you and your client before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in prosecuting your client's trademark application, opposition proceeding, or cancellation proceeding.


Please contact Rashauna Norment to discuss an arrangement that is mutually beneficial for you and your client. 

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For the Individual

You are not alone on your journey.

Patent attorney Rashauna Norment understands that the patenting, trademark, and copyright process may be something completely new and unknown for an independent inventor or entrepreneur. This may even be the first time that you have interacted with an attorney for a legal matter such as this. Yes, protecting your intellectual property takes time, planning, sweat equity, and money, but Ms. Norment strives to make the process as understandable as possible. Some of the information in FAQS section may help with the initial questions. 


 Some of the legal services include:

  • Educating and providing legal counseling concerning what to do once the inventor has an idea, the patenting process, and trademark registration process
  • Determining the inventor's short-term and long-term goals for the idea (or invention) concerning development, manufacturing, marketing, and patenting (where applicable)​
  • Conducting a patentability / prior art search, analyzing the potential prior art obtained from the search, and explaining the prospects of obtaining a utility patent based on the current version of the invention
  • Preparing and filing a utility and/or design patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and representing the inventor throughout the patent application process; preparing and filing a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • If you filed your own trademark application, patent application, or copyright application and have received an Office Action, a Notice of Opposition, a cancellation proceeding, a cease and desist letter (demand letter), an experienced attorney may be needed to guide you in protecting, enforcing, and defending your intellectual property rights

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For the Established Business

Protecting your intellectual property portfolio

Regardless of how long you have been in business, you may need an experienced attorney familiar with patent, trademark, and copyright matters to assist you with protecting your intellectual property rights. Whether you are expanding your unique product or service line, engineering new and improved products in your research and development department, adopting one or more  trademarks, or licensing your intellectual property, patent attorney Rashauna Norment is able to offer legal counsel as your business grows and expands.


Some of our legal services include:

  • Patentability / prior art search and analysis concerning upcoming products
  • Prosecuting utility and design patent applications, including drafting the initial nonprovisional patent application (or continuing application) and responding to Office Actions
  • Registering trademark with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Trademark registrability clearance before adoption of trademark or service mark
  • Renewing trademark registrations with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Representation for Opposition Proceedings and Cancellation Proceedings before the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Drafting (or modifying) intellectual property – related contracts and agreements, including Assignments, and license agreements

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