An affordable boutique firm that charges roughly half of the typical fees as compared with many medium to large size firms is based in Hollywood, California, the Law Office of AndrewY. Schroeder provides legal services related with respect to IP. We are licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). We can render legal services anywhere within the United States with regards to most transactional work such as registrations, licensing, contracts, etc. Moreover, since we are based in Hollywood, California, we can meet in person as well to go over your particular Intellectual Property issues. The following pages of this website contain outstanding information to acquaint yourself with IP Law. You should acquaint yourself with some of the videos on this site. By watching some of these infovideos, you can save yourself a lot of time and hassle. You will quickly figure out which type of project you will need, how much it will cost, and the like. There are also some money-saving tips in various pages throughout this website. In particular, it is strongly advised to perform what we call a "knock-out" patent or trademark search to ensure whether or not it is advisable to move forward. Oftentimes, clients can save hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars by just doing a basick knock-out search. Just go to the videos page, and watch, and follow the instructions. But please be advised that a knockout search is just a preliminary search. It is still advisable to seek the advise and guidance of an experienced lawyer who can determine if there is any potential exposure if your product or mark is used going forward. Also, although some prior art may appear to be a bar, you may still want to get informed legal guidance.