Fairfax County Intellectual Property Lawyers
McClanahan Powers, PLLC1604 Spring Hill Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182
(703) 546-8594 or(888) 413-2586
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONMcClanahan Powers, PLLC, based in Fairfax County, Virginia and Washington, DC, is a full-service legal firm for business and commercial law, intellectual property, and estate planning. We handle legal issues across the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia and nationwide. Our attorneys offer a high level of service to each of their clients, providing cutting-edge legal strategies and aggressive representation. They place a high value on timely and open lines of communication, and will go the extra mile to provide thorough and cost-effective representation that suits your needs and goals.
With a strong foundation in business law, intellectual property and commercial law, McClanahan Powers counsels individuals, for-profit businesses of all sizes and nonprofit corporations on a wide range of legal issues. From a centralized location in the Washington, D.C., metro area, McClanahan Powers is near the hubs for intellectual property protection and current government legislation. Additionally, the law firm provides comprehensive estate planning services to those who wish to plan for their family's future through wills, trusts and other financial tools.
By utilizing the latest strategies and techniques, the attorneys of McClanahan Powers provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to help you achieve your goals. Open and timely communication is the cornerstone of how they do business. McClanahan Powers will go the extra mile to set expectations and meet your needs at every step.
Areas of Law
- Agency & Distributorship
- Business & Industry
- Business Formation
- Business Law
- Business Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Computer & Software
- Construction Law
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Law
- Corporate Litigation
- Domain Names
Areas of Law Description
McClanahan Powers offers skilled representation for the following legal practice areas and services:
- Intellectual Property
Intellectual property (IP) predominantly refers to certain intangible assets, such as copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents that are protected by both state and federal laws. It is important to consult an attorney on any intellectual property consideration in the early stages of development as issues often arise with respect to original authorship, infringement, protection of the intellectual property generally, and possible misappropriation or disclosure of confidential information.
- Intangible Asset Evaluation
Whether you have already transformed your idea or work into an asset protectable under federal or state intellectual property laws or you merely intend too, it is equally important to try and determine how to value such an asset. Our business and intellectual property attorneys help their clients valuate and ultimately commercialize their intellectual property.
A Copyright is published or unpublished original work of authorship that is composed in a manner so that it may later be seen, heard, copied, reproduced, communicated, or transmitted. It is important to note that ideas themselves are not copyrightable.
A Trademark is a logo, design, slogan, phrase, smell, sound, name, word or other unique mark, or combination thereof, which is used to identify the business or individual source of goods or services in a commercial market.
A U.S. Patent is the product of the exclusive rights granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to the owner of a new invention or discovery for a period of up to 20 years from the date of application in exchange for public disclosure of the invention or discovery as recorded in the USPTO.
- Trade Secret
Trade Secret is non-public classified or undisclosed information specifically defined and protected under both federal and state law. Trade Secret protection is also one of the very few avenues which allow ideas to be protectable in their capacity as a tangible expression. A popular example of a Trade Secret is the formula for Coca-Cola.
- Cease and Desist Letters
The issuance of a Cease and Desist letter is one mechanism that intellectual property attorneys implement to combat against possible infringement of an owner's protected intellectual property (IP). Once it has been determined that someone is infringing on your IP, you need to take action to stop the infringer from continuing to infringe on your IP.
- Entertainment Law
Entertainment law is a broad and complex area of law. It is important to work with an experienced attorney who can help you protect your rights and resolve legal issues as they arises. The attorneys at McClanahan Powers, PLLC, handle a wide range of entertainment law issues in the Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas.
- Business Law
Starting, maintaining and growing a business, corporation, limited liability company (LLC), nonprofit organization or other business entity can be a complex endeavor. A skilled business lawyer can identify potential issues and deal with matters if they arise, such as a breach of contract or disputes requiring business litigation.
- Sole Proprietor
A Sole Proprietorship is a type of business entity with a single individual owner whereby there is no legal distinction between the owner of the Sole Proprietorship and the entity, meaning that the owner is personally liable for all debts and liabilities of the company.
- Limited Liability Company (LLC)
A Limited Liability Company ("LLC") is an extremely popular business entity due to its fluidity, favorable tax structure, and flexibility. The LLC is a separate entity unto itself. An LLC is controlled by its members and operated by its managers, similar to a Corporation's shareholders and officers respectively.
A Corporation is a separate entity unto itself. It has the power to do things that an individual can do, such as purchase land and enter into contracts, and even has its own federal identification number, similar to an individual having a social security number.
- Business Agreements and Disputes
Our attorneys apply their legal skills and expertise to assist business clients in determining strategies for handling agreements and disputes. Business savvy, legal training, and a strong understanding of intellectual property as it relates to businesses, have made the attorneys at McClanahan Powers detailed and thorough in their evaluation and analysis of business decisions and tactics.
- Contract and Legal Document
Not all legal documents are created equal. A skilled and experienced contract draftsman is invaluable. The contract attorneys at McClanahan Powers use their knowledge and expertise to craft tailored contracts to their client's specific needs.
- Employment Discrimination and Labor Grievances
The best way to reduce corporate costs for employee and labor disputes is to plan ahead and take action early. The labor law and employment law attorneys at McClanahan Powers will work with your corporate and business management to prepare for risk assessment and reduction.
- Estate Planning
Estate planning is one of the most important things an individual can do to protect his or her family's financial security as well as their overall well-being and future. Every estate plan is different and should be customized to the needs and interests of the individual and their family.
Probate is the legal process whereby a Will is presented to the court to determine its validity and to verify it was intended as the decedent's Last Will and Testament. Typically, depending on the state, one of the two witnesses who were present at the signing of a Will is required to appear before the court and state under oath that the requirements for a valid Will were conducted at the signing.
A Last Will and Testament ("Will") is a written declaration by which an individual, the 'Testator,' allocates how they would like their real and personal property to be distributed and to what beneficiaries upon their death. The Will may also designate an administrator, guardian, or conservator to manage different portions of the estate.
A trust is a modern day legal agreement that is used to transfer and distribute property and income to different beneficiaries. A Trust agreement requires three parties: the settlor, the Trust creator and person who transfers property into the Trust; the trustee, who manages and distributes the principal and/or income of the Trust; and the beneficiary, who receives the principal and/or income of the Trust.
Mr. Dirk McClanahan
Business Law, Estate Planning, Intellectual Property
Mr. Robert Powers
Business Law, Estate Planning, Intellectual Property
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