Intellectual Property

Protecting Imagination and InnovationĀ®

IPIntellectual property refers to property rights that arise from the work of one's mind- imagination and innovation. The legal basis for protecting intellectual property rights can be found in the United States Constitution, which provides that:

"Congress shall have the power...To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."
U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Paragraph 8.

Ashley Law Firm P.C. provides services in all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm serves a diverse client base from individual inventors and entrepreneurs to small businesses and large corporations, in a variety of technological fields.

Charlotte, North Carolina Intellectual Property Attorney

The firm's founder, Stephen Ashley, is a registered patent attorney who has practiced exclusively in the field of intellectual property for more than thirteen years. Mr. Ashley was recently selected for the seventh consecutive year to Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite" in the field of intellectual property. As a small firm with lower overhead than many larger firms, Ashley Law Firm P.C. can provide high quality legal services within a reasonable budget. Patent, trademark and copyright applications can be prepared and filed for a flat fee that is agreed upon before work is commenced.

The practice of intellectual property law calls for an attorney with knowledge of the relevant legal issues as well as a firm understanding of science and technology. As a registered patent attorney with a degree in chemistry and years of experience drafting patent applications in many technologies, Stephen Ashley has the skills, knowledge, and necessary experience to protect your intellectual property.

If you are interested in protecting your invention, brand name, artistic work or other intellectual property, Ashley Law Firm P.C. can assist you from the initial stages of preparing and filing applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office through enforcement of your intellectual property rights against infringers in court. Contact Stephen Ashley at Ashley Law Firm P.C. today for an initial consultation.

Ashley Law Firm P.C. can help you protect your intellectual property and secure your rights in your invention. Contact Ashley Law Firm P.C. for an initial consultation or case evaluation.

An experienced and aggressive intellectual property lawyer can effectively protect your patent, trademark, service mark, copyrights, or trade secrets.

Services provided by Ashley Law Firm P.C. include the following:

Patents
Ashley Law Firm P.C. provides legal services relating to all phases of protecting an invention, from the initial stage of preparing and filing a patent application for the invention in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to obtaining an issued patent and enforcing the patent against infringers through litigation. Services also include patentability searches, infringement and patent validity opinions, drafting of patent license agreements, and assisting clients in licensing negotiations.

Trademarks
Ashley Law Firm P.C. helps businesses promote and protect their brand names and identities by preparing and filing applications for trademark and service mark registrations in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and enforcing clients' trademark rights against infringers in litigation. In addition, the firm can perform trademark availability searches and assist clients in selecting a trademark or service mark.

Referrals
If you are a general practice attorney or business law attorney, Ashley Law Firm P.C. can assist you in handling the intellectual property matters of your business clients. The firm's president, Stephen Ashley, is a registered patent attorney and sole practitioner focused exclusively on the practice of intellectual property law and related matters. As such, you can be assured that your clients' intellectual property matters will be handled effectively and efficiently, and unlike some large general practice firms with intellectual property departments, Ashley Law Firm P.C. does not seek to provide other kinds of legal services that would potentially duplicate or replace the services you provide to your client.

Contact Ashley Law Firm P.C. to speak with an experienced intellectual property lawyer regarding patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, licensing agreements, infringement litigation and other related intellectual property matters.

The Ashley Law Firm P.C. keeps abreast of cutting edge developments in intellectual property law. The firm's founder and president, Stephen Ashley, is an experienced registered patent attorney, who can guide you and your business from the initial stages of preparing and filing a patent or trademark application for your invention or brand name all the way through to the enforcement of your intellectual property rights against infringers.

Ashley Law Firm P.C. has the experience, dedication, and resources to provide the advice and advocacy you need in this rapidly changing and complex area of law. Contact Patent Attorney Stephen Ashley for an initial consultation and evaluation.

Cost-effective and result driven legal service

With years of experience and lower overhead than many larger firms, Stephen Ashley provides each client with quality services at reasonable rates. Mr. Ashley serves clients ranging from individual inventors to new business start-ups to established companies - all with an eye to the bottom line. As a small businessman himself, Mr. Ashley particularly understands the needs of individual entrepreneurs and small businesses to stay within a reasonable budget.

Clients of Ashley Law Firm P.C.

The firm serves all types of clients, from individual inventors and entrepreneurs to small businesses and large corporations. Clients of Ashley Law Firm P.C. receive aggressive, knowledgeable, and skilled legal services in the area of intellectual property rights law. As a sole practitioner, clients are assured that their matter will be handled personally by Attorney Stephen Ashley.

Cutting edge legal protection

Technology is always evolving and advancing, and so is the law that protects technological innovation. Ashley Law Firm P.C. is committed to keeping abreast of all developments in intellectual property law to help ensure that your intellectual property is protected. Whether you are seeking a patent, want to protect a trademark, or need aggressive representation and advocacy in intellectual property related litigation, contact Ashley Law Firm P.C. for an initial consultation or case evaluation.

Contact Ashley Law Firm P.C. to speak with an experienced intellectual property lawyer regarding patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, licensing agreements, infringement litigation and other related intellectual property matters.