intellectual property law
We help innovative and creative business owners protect their valuable intangible property using intellectual property law.
why work with Paradies law?
Innovative and creative business owners need trusted iP counsel with the experience to quickly understand their business and the knowledge to protect their valuable iP.
Patent & Trade Secret
Patents and trade secrets are sometimes thought of as opposite sides of a coin.
A patent gives the owner a period of exclusivity for some types of inventions, but only after a proper, formal disclosure of the invention and review of the owners claims for patentability
Trade secrets protect against misappropriation of certain types of information, but only if reasonable measures are taken to keep it secret.
Trademarks protect valuable brands and can last forever.
A company's brands accrue 'good will' over time, which can become very valuable as the number of people that recognize the brand and its ability to drive sales and profits grows.
However, every brand starts out with no value, and it can take time to grow the value. Fortunately, trademarks can help by protecting the value of your company's brands.
Copyrights are inexpensive to own, and timely registration gives owners valuable rights. Copyright is the easiest to enforce, not necessarily requiring the hiring of lawyers to take effective action to stop copyright infringement.
Copyright only protects creative expression, but it's not only for artists, photographers, authors and designers. Every company benefits by owning & registering its copyrights in the creative works that bring value to the business.
Our team of intellectual property professionals help busy business owners own & protect intangible property using intellectual property law.
Our IP law practice is located in Tampa, Florida, but our reach is global. Chris Paradies is a U.S. registered patent attorney and Florida Bar certified intellectual property attorney and founded Paradies law to help innovative and creative business owners. Owning your iP & having the right intellectual property protection keeps your company safe and free of unwanted IP lawsuits.
Together with Eileen Cassis, our international patent paralegal, Paradies law has developed and maintains a network of foreign counsel around the globe. We focus on helping you own & protect valuable ideas, information, know-how, brands, inventions and creative works in the U.S., but our worldwide relationships make it easy to extend your rights to other countries and regions too.
Discover our difference
We aren't like big law, because we think differently. We provide reasonable flat fees for nearly every matter. Chris Paradies has more than two decades experience helping business owners with intellectual property matters, and he'll work directly with you. He doesn't pass the work off to some junior associate with much less experience. We don't cycle through associates and staff.
Chris has handled both litigation and transactional IP matters for hundreds of businesses, and his experience adds value. Now, we focus only on growing the value of businesses from startup to exit, helping our clients to protect their iP while avoiding unwanted IP lawsuits.
Eileen Cassie is an experienced IP paralegal and worked with Chris at two firms before following him to Paradies law soon after it was founded in 2013. You benefit from a team of intellectual property professionals that know how to work together, a team with shared experience unmatched anywhere in Florida.
Schedule an Intellectual Property Working Session
Existing clients may use the button below to schedule a Zoom meeting with Chris Paradies to complete review of the IP terms in an important agreement, to discuss patentability of an invention, to conduct a trademark search and analysis, or any other IP law task that may be completed during a 30 minute call.