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DMCA safe harbor

Do you have a website? Do you allow third parties to post or store anything on it? Then, you need to have a copyright take down policy, and you need to register an agent with the Copyright Office.  The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) provides safe harbors from copyright infringement liability for online service providers. To qualify for safe harbor protection, service providers must designate an agent to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement. 

IP master class

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Want to grow the value of your creative or innovative business? Then, join the IPmasterclass. Simple, effective training walks you through the steps to own your IP. You'll create your owncustom agreements not found anywhere else. Online video training takes you step by step through customization and use of each agreement at an affordable price that you can afford. How does $9.00* per month sound? Impossible? No, I'm giving you no excuse to delay. Take action now... master your IP and control your future without having to become an IP master!

*monthly pricing for a limited time only

As part of my passion for helping small businesses succeed, I facilitate co.Starters cohorts.

What is co.Starters?

Co.Starters is a 9-week facilitator-led course, offered one day a week for three hours.  This cohort-based program equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor!

Disclaimer: co.Starters provides a facilitated program for entrepreneurs and does not provide legal services or legal advice for your particular circumstances.

about Paradies® law

I'm Chris Paradies, and I founded Paradies® law to combine a boutique law firm experience with fair, flat fee pricing for innovative and creative entrepreneurs and small businesses that value intellectual property ("IP").

I like to work with entrepreneurs, inventors and creators, like you. I've seen how small businesses can change lives, of the owners, employees and customers. Small businesses are nimble and responsive to customer demands. This is where innovation happens. That's why I take time to facilitate co.Starters cohorts, which helps entrepreneurs to startup new businesses and product lines successfully. That's why I volunteer my time at the Tampa Bay Innovation Center, helping startups to get started right and to grow in value. That's why I've created IPmasterclass, an online video tutorial program that is providing a less expensive way to "own protect grow" IP. 

I'm located in the Tampa/St. Petersburg region of Florida, and our team of legal professionals helps our clients protect IP worldwide. We work with a network of IP professionals around the globe with a dedicated IP paralegal managing communications and all of the formalities required in an international IP practice.

Other lawyers focus on other areas of law: real estate, government, trusts & estates, tax, family law, criminal law, construction litigation, business law or securities. I'm a Florida Bar Certified Intellectual Property Attorney and U.S. Reg. Patent Attorney.  Only registered patent agents and attorneys may prepare, file and prosecute applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  I challenge clients to look beyond patents to protect your business, using trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, domain names and trade dress. Only by knowing your business and vision can I help you best prioritize protection of your IP.

Too many business owners find out too late that they don't even own the IP created for their business.  Sometimes small business owners get no legal advice. Sometimes they get bad legal advice from the "grape vine" or confusing information from the Internet. I am making it my mission to see that you have the information and resources that you need. That's why Paradies® law is constantly innovating and seeking to improve and to reduce costs of legal services provided. Becoming educated helps reduce your legal costs. 

If you don't own your IP, then somebody else does!  -- Chris Paradies, creator of  IPmasterclass.com

As a small business, you have to make sure to protect your trademarks, copyrights, domain names, trade secrets and patents. If done right, owning and registering your IP rights will add value, building equity in your business and reducing your the risk of losing your rights. IPmasterclass gives founders peace of mind that comes from having done what is necessary to own your IP, freeing you to recruit others to help you grow your business. Every startup should complete this online program, which takes only about one hour per week.

  • Trademarksservice marks and trade dress identify your company as the source of goods and services.
  • Copyright registration can give you important extra rights including statutory damages and attorneys' fees. 
  • Domain names are not traditional IP but can be protected as IP rights.
  • Trade secrets are defined by state and federal law and require reasonable care in protecting your commercially valuable information from public disclosure.
  • Patent rights give the owner the right to exclude others from practicing the ideas captured in the claims of an issued patent for 20 years from the date of filing of a valid, unexpired patent. Ultimately, a patent must be filed in each country or region where patent protection is desired.

Our Services

Paradies® law's legal services span from helping you to determine if a trademark or service mark is available for use to global protection of your patent and trademark rights. My team of legal professionals will help you with ownership and registration of copyrighted works, agreements for protection and licensing of trade secrets, searching, counseling and registration of trademarks, preparation and filing of patents, and other legal issues that arise. I focus on intellectual property, your most valuable asset! 

Our services provide you and your innovators with a competitive advantage in your industry. Whether computer software, biotechnology or professional services, regardless of your field, legally protecting your brand and innovations add value to your business. Our value-based flat fees provide businesses with a predictable budget for building your portfolio of brands, works of authorship, designs, know-how and inventions.

Registered trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, domain names, and patents provide intangible rights that grow the value of your business, if you know how to capture and protect these assets.

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