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You’ll find out that we do things a little bit unorthodox around here. With my background as an entrepreneur and a lawyer, you get the best of both worlds. Practical legal advice as well as business insight. We are not offering any traditional or theoretical legal ‘mumbo jumbo’ here.

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Trademarks

Contracts

Copyrights

Business information

why you should work with us

Unconventional approach

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We are innovative and unconventional in our approach to the law. Disrupting the norm and doing law the Unorthodox way. As a result, our clients are game-changers and disruptors playing in bigger stages than they began.

Vast industry experience

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We have successfully represented thousands of creatives and entrepreneurs in vast industries. From bloggers to artists, online educators, photographers, fashion designers, amongst others. You can be sure that we understand the underbelly of every industry.

Care and compassion

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We are a powerful team of attorneys who treat every client like an invaluable gem. We put our utmost care and compassion into each client. Our promise is to continue being good at listening, asking the right questions, and taking care of you.

Successful trademark registration

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As your business grows, your side hustle becomes the main hustle, and the stage gets bigger, this means that you need trademarks secured. We have successfully registered hundreds of client trademarks. You can trust us to protect your business reputation with a trademark.

Flat fee services

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Being an entrepreneur myself, I get the importance of being certain about your expenses - including legal fees. That’s why we made a point to make most of our services flat fee. It’s time to say goodbye to high billable hourly rates. And if some services are to be billed hourly, we’ll let you know beforehand.

trusted partnership

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We are not just your lawyers. We are your trusted strategic business partner. There is no box when it comes to outmaneuvering any growth challenge you bring to our door.

business contracts

At Unorthodox Legal, we understand that running and managing your business can be overwhelming even on a good day. There is so much to worry about – client meetings, customer relationship management, hiring, social media – it’s an endless list. You don’t want to add scrambling to understand or pull together contracts in the mix.

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solid, custom-tailored contracts

contract drafting

No more handshake deals! It’s also high time you stopped worrying if your contract has too much or too little. Whether there is anything illegal in it, does it protect your business, or if the terms make sense. Let us handle this part of the stress for you and help you get the signature on the dotted line at ease.  

contract negotiations

Have you received a contract that makes your stomach turn to water? Or one with unfavorable terms? At Unorthodox Legal, we’ll step in and protect your business interests. Trust us to aggressively renegotiate the terms of the contract and obtain favorable outcomes for your brand.

contract reviews

Do you already have contracts that you’ve been using? Or a potential business partner has sent a contract for you to sign? Sometimes you just need someone who can interpret all the legalese in plain English, suggest revisions, and address any questions to be raised.

contract negotiations

Have you received a contract that makes your stomach turn to water? Or one with unfavorable terms? At Unorthodox Legal, we’ll step in and protect your business interests. Trust us to aggressively renegotiate the terms of the contract and obtain favorable outcomes for your brand.

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contract drafting

No more handshake deals! It’s also high time you stopped worrying if your contract has too much or too little. Whether there is anything illegal in it, does it protect your business, or if the terms make sense. Let us handle this part of the stress for you and help you get the signature on the dotted line at ease.  

contract reviews

Do you already have contracts that you’ve been using? Or a potential business partner has sent a contract for you to sign? Sometimes you just need someone who can interpret all the legalese in plain English, suggest revisions, and address any questions to be raised.

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business formation

First things first, thumbs up for choosing the entrepreneurial route. You’re eager to get started but all the to-dos and requirements have got you feeling stressed out and confused? Should you go the LLC way, Sole Proprietorship, or Corporation way? Well, we’re here to break it down for you and ensure your business is legally sound from the onset.

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 no more pain

Consultation Call with Unorthodox Legal (UL)

We’ll take you through the different business entities and help you choose the best one for your brand.

UL will file your Business in Your State

We’ll go through a business start-up checklist with you to help us get what we need to file your business.

UL will obtain the necessary paperwork from your state

Nothing is as painful for a small business owner as having the IRS on your back. We’ll help you cover all your bases.

Your entity is formed! 

UL will send the mail certificates to you and you can hit the ground running.

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trademark registrations

The one most valuable asset for your business is your brand. You’ve worked day and night to ensure you give it a unique name, bomb slogan and logo, and reputation. Why ignore giving it the legal protection it deserves? As a trademark attorney, I’ll prep and file all the required documents to register your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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protect your brand and assets

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A REGISTERED TRADEMARK?

Trademark ownership allows your brand to be the only brand with that business name, logo or slogan in your industry, In case you want to sue for trademark infringement, it’s presumed that you were the first to use the trademark, and the other party has deliberately copied it. You ultimately get the power to stop others from using your brand name, logo, or slogan!

SO, WHAT CAN BE TRADEMARKED?

Any slogan, business name, logo, short phrase, or other identifying items, may be trademarked. If a customer sees these marks and immediately thinks about your brand, then you have a protectable mark! All potential marks shall be used in commerce prior to obtaining registration with the USPTO.

GREAT, BUT HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?

Getting a Trademark with USPTO takes about 12 – 18 months. However, it might take longer if issues arise with your application. The good news is you can put a ™ symbol next to your mark once you have filed the application. This ™ symbol notifies others that you are in the process of obtaining a registration for this mark. Once the mark is registered, you may then use the ® symbol next to your mark, which indicates that the mark is registered with the USPTO.


business copyrights

Are you a graphic, musical, visual, literary, or you produce other artistic forms of original expressions? Why not register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office? If you want counsel on copyright issues like fair use and infringement, Unorthodox Legal will sort you out. 

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shoo the copycats

protect your artistic work

Registering a Copyright is the only way to ensure that content thieves are not swiping your smarts online. Protecting your art is key! You have the right to object to any derogatory treatment of your hard work. 

power
to sue

In this digital era, things in the creative space are bound to get murky. The only way you can have exclusive rights to your original work is by getting a Copyright. Without it, you will NOT able to sue others for copying your work.

get dmca backing

A DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) strike is a penalty system used by online platforms against those who infringe on copyrights. When a strike is received, the online platform MUST take down the infringing work.

POWER
TO SUE

In this digital era, things in the creative space are bound to get murky. The only way you can have exclusive rights to your original work is by getting a Copyright. Without it, you will NOT able to sue others for copying your work.

time to step up

PROTECT YOUR ARTISTIC WORK

Registering a Copyright is the only way to ensure that content thieves are not swiping your smarts online. Protecting your art is key! You have the right to object to any derogatory treatment of your hard work. 

GET DMCA BACKING

A DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) strike is a penalty system used by online platforms against those who infringe on copyrights. When a strike is received, the online platform MUST take down the infringing work.

frequently asked questions

what can i copyright?

Copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, jewelry, artistic clothing, social media posts, tweets, songs, computer software, and architecture.

How long does the Copyright process take and what are the fees?

On average, it takes about 3-6 months for a copyright to be registered, and the fees range from $55 - $95 per registration.

How long does a copyright last?

Copyright protection lasts all through the author’s lifetime plus an additional 70 years.

If I am creating frequent content, how often should I copyright my work?

Obtain frequent copyright protection for your work. Depending on the volume of work you produce, you should consider doing quarterly or even monthly copyright registrations.

Do I need to submit an individual copyright application for each artwork?

Not at all! You can do group registrations which allow you to register multiple works of art in one application, for a single fee.

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