Serving individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses, law firms and other professional services providers
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP)
Develop sound innovation strategies. Secure rights to inventions in a cost-effective manner.
Protection of brand names and other marks is paramount to the success of most businesses.
Protection for artistic expressions.
Advise on strategies to keep confidential information secure to maintain valuable trade secrets.
Avoiding other’s IP rights is a critical step in the process of bringing goods and services to market.
Providing advice on enforcement and defending against accusations of infringement.
Work directly with clients and through their business attorneys to provide intellectual property counseling to routine entrepreneur focused items such as employment agreements, vendor contracts, licensing, etc.
Review of existing or proposed business venture to assess potential forms of intellectual property protection that may be available.
Development and implementation of intellectual property strategies tailored specifically to existing business ventures.
ABOUT THE FIRM and ATTORNEY BRANNEN
The Brannen Law Office practices in the fields of intellectual property (IP) law. The firm provides personal attention at very competitive rates from its strategic location in Fond du Lac, WI. Many of the most common services are billed on flat fees. The firm works with both individuals and companies. It also works with existing business counsel and other service providers for the benefit of their clients.
Attorney Nicholas Brannen is a Registered Patent Attorney and has been practicing intellectual property law since 2001 . He received his JD from Marquette University and his BS Civil Engineering from Purdue University. Brannen earned honors on the Dean's list at both Marquette University and Purdue University.
Attorney Brannen is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
HOW BRANNEN HELPS
ACQUIRING MEANINGFUL PROTECTION
The Brannen Law Office protects intellectual property rights for its clients. Some of the services we offer include:
provisional and non-provisional utility patent application preparation and prosecution
international and US patent prosecution
design patent application preparation and prosecution
trademark application preparation and prosecution (both Federal and Wisconsin)
copyright application preparation and prosecution
counselling on development of procedures to maintain trade secrets
THE BUSINESS SIDE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
The Brannen Law Office does more than just secure patents and trademarks. Brannen Law Office assists clients in:
developing intellectual property and business strategies
performing competitive intellectual property analysis of other's assets looking for opportunities to further client's objectives
licensing and assignments
avoidance of other's intellectual property rights.
enforcement of intellectual property rights and to defend against allegations of infringement either through dispute resolution tactics or with working with trial or litigation counsel when necessary.
LEDGE® - COLLABORATIVE LEGAL SERVICES
Entrepreneurs and their general business counsel sometimes fail to consider the importance of intellectual property. These failures often result in the loss of intellectual property rights.
LEDGE solves this problem by:
working WITH existing counsel to provide intellectual property support to their clients. Examples of support include counselling in:
employment and independent contractor agreements
Helping clients find suitable business counsel for items such as:
entity selection and formation