IP master class

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Want to grow the value of your business? Then join the IP master class at IPmasterclass.com. Our slogan: "own protect grow" says it all. You'll get access to online video training and a library of IP agreements that you won't find anywhere else and at a price you can afford. How does $9.00 sound (monthly pricing for a limited time only*)? Impossible? No, I'm giving you no excuse to delay. Take action now... master your IP and control your future!

(*Find out more details about our seedling, growth and harvest tiered pricingat IPmasterclass.com.) 

Disclaimer: the IP master class provides training and access to a library of agreements and does not provide legal services or legal advice about your particular circumstances.

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!   

What is covered?

Week 1: Knowing Yourself:   Assumptions, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles

Week 2: Knowing Your Customer: Problem. Solution, Benefit, Competition, Advantage, Customer

Week 3: Getting the Relationship Right:  Marketing & Message, Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers

Week 4: Building the Model to Scale:  Starting Small, Distribution, Revenue, Typical Sale, Price

Week 5: Strengthening Your Structure:  Business Structures, Licenses, IP, Hiring

Week 6: Discovering the Bottom Line:  Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed/Variable Costs, Break-Even Point

Week 7: Accounting for Growth:  Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Accounting

Week 8: Planning for the Future:  Raising Capital, Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Pitch Prep

Week 9: CELEBRATION NIGHT!  Sharing your story.

If you're near St. Pete and want to participate, keep an eye on tbinnovates.com for more information. Otherwise, search for a program near you.

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

About Us

I'm Chris Paradies, and I founded Paradies® law to combine a boutique law firm experience with fair, flat fee pricing for entrepreneurs and small businesses. 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. I'm located in the Tampa/St. Petersburg region of Florida, and our team of legal professionals helps Florida businesses and our national and international clients to own, protect and grow the value of your intellectual property or "IP"!

Unfortunately, too many Florida 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." I'm a Florida bar certified intellectual property (IP) attorney and U.S. registered patent attorney, and 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 responsiveness and to reduce costs of legal services provided. An educated client is my best way to reduce your legal costs. Try chatting with us (limited hours) or contact us by email or telephone! Tell us what you like or don't like about our website and service offerings. We're committed to providing you with the best IP legal services at fair, flat fees. 

Can't afford Paradies® law's fair, flat legal fees right now? There's still no excuse for not taking action to at least own your IP. See the sponsored ad in the upper left of this page. It's a program that I've created to reach as many cash-strapped startups as possible. If you aren't doing something to own the IP created for your business, then you don't own it.

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

If you are a startup, I have made it my mission to make sure that you own your IP. If you are a growing entrepreneurial business, I've made it my mission to make sure that you protect your IP. If your a seasoned business, I've made it my mission to make sure that you grow the value of your IP. I am not going to rest until you have the information and resources that you need to take action.

As a small business, your first step is to have the proper agreements. Paradies® law will help you. If Paradies® law doesn't offer a legal service, I'll refer you to a lawyer that does. I focus on your IP. That's my business. That's my passion. Other lawyers focus on other areas of law, such as real estate, government regulations, trusts & estates, tax, family law, criminal law, construction litigation, business law or securities law. All of these are necessary areas of law, but no single lawyer or law firm can focus on all of them. IP certification is important. Being a registered patent attorney is important. Having experience in your industry or field can be important. Selecting the right attorney to work with you is a decision that should not be based solely on any website or advertisement. 

What does an early stage business usually need to get up and running?  

  • Bylaws, Shareholder Subscription Agreements and Operating Agreements are used to keep track of ownership and other rights of shareholders in your company. 
  • Assignments, Confidentiality/IP and Work Made for Hire agreements are used to own intellectual property (IP) and trade secret rights developed by your employees, contractors and outside vendors.
  • Licenses allow you (in-licensing) or others (out-licensing) to use IP as permitted by the terms and conditions of the license.
  • Releases protect against future lawsuits when using anything in which someone else might have rights, such as IP rights or right of privacy or publicity.
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Statements are agreements for your websites, subscription services and events, protecting you from liability and preventing lost value in your IP rights.

We can help you with these foundational agreements. You don't want to do anything without laying a firm foundation for your company. You need these agreements to own your IP.

The next step is to protect your trademarks, copyrights, domain names, trade secrets and patents. If done right, registering your IP rights, using these tools, will add value, build equity in your business and reduce your risk of losing your rights. This will give you peace of mind and allow you to recruit others to help you grow your business.

  • 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 federallaw 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 U.S. patent.

Our Services

Paradies® law's legal services span from helping you with corporate formation to global protection of 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.

Our innovative approach teaches you how to use agreements and procedures to identify, capture and protect your intellectual property rights.

See our terms of use, below, and remember that selecting a law firm is an important decision. You should not rely solely on this website or any advertisement to determine the law firm or legal representation that is right for you. 

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