Your Creative Ally

At DiAngelo Law, we’re not just your legal advisors; we’re your creative allies, supporting your vision every step of the way. We understand that your business isn’t just a job—it’s your life’s work. That’s why we’re here to protect your legacy, ensuring your intellectual property and business strategies are safeguarded for success.

With us by your side, you can keep your focus on innovation and growth, confident in the knowledge that your legal foundations are as solid and imaginative as your dreams.

Attorneys provide legal guidance and support, helping you make informed decisions, avoid potential legal pitfalls, and safeguard your interests. Whether it’s launching your business, protecting your intellectual property, or resolving disputes, we’re your business ally in turning legal challenges into stepping stones for success.

Prevention is key. It starts with understanding the laws that apply to your business, then implementing best practices: clear contracts, protecting your intellectual property, and ensuring you’re compliant with regulations. Think of us as your strategic advisors, helping you build a strong legal foundation that deters trouble before it knocks on your door.

An Office Action is an official letter from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) raising questions or concerns about your application. Simply put, it is an initial refusal of your trademark. It could be about the another similar mark out there, the weakness of the trademark, or as simple as needing clarification about the services. There are a variety of issues that could trigger an Office Action.

At DiAngelo Law, we’ll work with you to understand the USPTO’s concerns and how (and if) they can be corrected. We may need to craft a detailed legal argument with evidence or we may need to simply communicate with the Examining Attorney to keep your application moving towards approval. Think of us as your co-pilot, navigating the complexities of trademark law to ensure your brand is protected, every step of the way.

Absolutely! Federal law governs federal trademark registration, so we can work with businesses across the United States in preparing and filing their trademark applications. From coast to coast, we’ve got your back. No matter where you’re making your dreams happen, we’re just a click away, ready to help.

There are some exceptions to services we can provide, but we’re happy to steer you in the right direction even if we can’t help you ourselves.

The trademark application process generally takes around 18-24 months if everything goes smoothly. In some cases it can take even longer, even up to several years. We’ll guide you every step of the way, making it as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Yes! While the world of influencers and creators is relatively new, there are a ton of relevant laws. In fact, almost everything related to the business models of influencers and content creation is about intellectual property (IP)! Protecting your IP (aka your money maker) is what we do! Having solid contracts in place to ensure you get paid, don’t get taken advantage of, and have legal recourse is one of the most common ways we can help. We also use trademarks, copyright, marketing rules, and other legal strategies to help you keep your creative freedom protected and profitable.

We equip our clients with the tools and information to make informed decisions that will further their goals. We offer legal strategy, advising, planning, research and make legal recommendations that take into account the intended outcome and goals of our clients. Especially when it comes to the world of law and IP, you don’t know what you don’t know. Online preparation services cannot provide you with any type of legal advice, explanation, opinion, or recommendation about possible legal rights, remedies, or strategy recommendations when it comes to your trademark application. If you mess up anything on their forms, they can’t fix it. We’ve had countless clients come to use after using those services and say “I wish I talked to you before I wasted money on them.”

Per LegalZoom’s own website:

[we] “provide an automated software solution to individuals who choose to prepare their own legal documents.” … “at no time do we review your answers for legal sufficiency, draw legal conclusions, provide legal advice or apply the law to the facts of your particular situation.”

You can have the LLC name, the domain name, and even the social media handle, but none of those things are 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 protecting your brand. Someone in 10 other states could have the same exact LLC name as you. Using your business name may give you some what are called “common law” trademark rights, but these rights are very limited, not guaranteed, and will not stop a competitor from using the same name in another geographic area, for example… or, worse, applying for and securing the federal trademark registration before you.

No, filing fees are not included in our attorneys fees. We are transparent about our pricing up front, which is almost always a flat rate. We have no ability to change government filing fees and we don’t always know how much those are going to be before we’re hired, so those are paid separately when they are due to the government. They are typically $$350 per class (category of goods/services).

We’re a small business too – we get it! It can be challenging to know where to spend and where you can save while getting your business up and running and while trying to scale. Your legal foundation is not one of them. We want people to understand how we can help, what risks there are, and what to prioritize from a legal standpoint. That’s why we offer free 15-minute discovery calls to discuss your unique situation. We also offer clear, upfront pricing and flexible packages designed for every stage of your business. This is an investment in your peace of mind and your business’s future.

It varies by type. Trademarks are essentially PERMANENT as long as they’re properly used, enforced and renewed. Copyrights typically last the lifetime of the author plus 70 years. IP rights created through contracts having varying lengths and depending on the agreement.

Just reach out! We’ll set up a chat to get to know you and your business, totally free of charge. It’s like meeting for coffee, just virtual. From there, we’ll map out a plan tailored just for you.

Self-Guided Legal Resources

Blog Articles

Empowering entrepreneurs with clear, actionablelegal insights for business growth.

Educational Materials

Expertly crafted guides to navigate legal complexities with ease and confidence.

In the News

Local and National spotlight of how we’re shaping legal landscapes, inspiring business communities.

Book a Free 15-Minute Discovery Call

Ready to protect your life’s work and propel your business forward? Let’s make it happen together! Reach out to DiAngelo Law today, and let’s turn your big dreams into your greatest achievements with us by your side.