yonaxis i.p. law group is an entirely virtual boutique intellectual property firm specializing in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and registration. please see some of our offered services or contact us for more information.

about us

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brent t. yonehara
founder & patent attorney

as the founder, brent has 23 years of i.p. industry experience, spanning both big law and boutique i.p. firms, tech companies, universities, and government agencies. He has implemented million-dollar revenue-generating i.p. departments, managed huge patent and trademark estates, and developed strategies for in-house I.P. asset development. brent received his j.d. from california western school of law, his ll.m. in intellectual property from benjamin n. cardozo school of law, and his b.a. from u.c. santa barbara. he is admitted to the minnesota bar and before the united states patent and trademark office. he is a member of the aba, ipo, piug, and the national lgbtq+ bar association.

as a typical i.p. nerd, brent in his spare time enjoys i.p. blogging. he also blogs about travel, and enjoys cooking, wine tasting, and running.

our services

all of our services will require a signed retainer agreement before rendering of legal services.

a patent is a government-sanctioned monopoly, in exchange for full public disclosure of the invention, for a novel idea or an improvement, reduced to practice, properly enabled and described, and specifically excludes others from making, using, or selling that invention.
provisional patent
no claims

file provisional patent application for $475 (simple, no claims) not including uspto fees.

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provisional patent
with claims

file provisional patent application for $5500 (full, with claims) not including uspto fees.

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utility patent
non provisional

file non-provisional utility patent application for $5500, not including uspto fees.

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convention application
direct foreign application

file convention (direct foreign) application for $3500, not including foreign associate or translation fees.

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pct (intl.) application
excl. fees

file pct (international) application for $5500, not including uspto or wipo fees.

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plant patent
prepare and file

file plant patent application for $3200, not including uspto fees.

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design patent
prepare and file

file design patent application for $1475, not including uspto fees.

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hague (intl.) agreement
for designs

file hague agreement for designs (international) application for $1850, not including uspto, wipo, or designation fees.

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Contact Us with any other patent issue.

a trademark, or service mark, is a word, symbol, design or slogan that identifies the source of a good or service used in interstate commerce. a mark is an essential component for any company’s branding.
use-based trademark
prepare and file

file use-based trademark application for $1250, not including uspto fees.

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intent-to-use trademark
prepare and file

file intent-to-use trademark application for $1175, not including uspto fees.

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madrid protocol application
prepare and file

file madrid protocol application for $875, not including uspto, wipo, or designation fees.

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use declaration
prepare and file

prepare §8 use declaration for $600, not including uspto fees.

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use and incontestability
prepare and file

prepare §§8 & 15 use and incontestability declaration for $975, not including uspto fees.

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use and renewal
prepare and file

prepare §§8 & 9 use declaration and renewal application for $1100, not including uspto fees.

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clearance search

conduct a federal trademark clearance search for $450.

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u.s. counsel

under new U.S. trademark law, foreign applicants must retain a u.s.-admitted trademark attorney. we will handle all aspects of trademark prosecution and post-registration filings.

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copyrights protect creative works fixed in a tangible medium of expression. these include paintings, writings, blog postings, songs, musical compositions, and software code. a registration is required to file suit in federal court.
copyright application
prepare and file

file copyright application for $385, not including copyright office fee of $35/$55.

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mask work
prepare and file

file copyright application for mask work for $525, not including copyright office fee of $35/$55.

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small claims action

assist in preparing, filing & pursuing of copyright claims board action for $2500.

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Contact Us with any other copyright issue.

trade secrets are confidential information that are held within the company from public disclosure. there are some key features to plan internally for a trade secret program, including preparation of confidentiality agreements, creation of information firewalls, and non-disclosure agreements.
non-disclosure agreement
one external party

prepare non-disclosure agreement (one external party) for $595.

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Contact Us to create a custom trade secret program.

plant variety protection (pvp) regimes protect new plant varieties or cultivars. in the us, new plant varieties can be protected through either plant patents or pvp certificates. for plant patents, see our patents section.
file application

file plant variety protection application for $5100, not including pvpo fees.

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clearance search

conduct a pvp clearance search for $575.

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Contact Us with any other pvp issue.

as companies grow, so do their i.p. portfolios. however, most companies may not have the in-house staff to manage this growth, either the knowledge to manage a patent, trademark, and copyright portfolio, or the expertise to develop a comprehensive i.p. strategy.

an i.p. audit may be useful to assess the state of the i.p. portfolio. estate management involves overseeing the i.p. development, including patent and trademark prosecution, and pursuing licensing opportunities.

Contact Us with an estate management issue.

companies may not require the overhead needs of a full-time in-house i.p. counsel. therefore, a fractional i.p. counsel system is where an external i.p. counsel works at a flat-rate scheme to handle the in-house i.p. needs on a part-time or as-needed basis. while not the best solution for all companies, it may be suit the needs for a particular type of company.
Contact Us for a quote on setting up a fractional i.p. counsel system.

contact us

online contact inquiry

The best way to get in touch with us is via our contact inquiry form.

phone

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+1-415-748-5094