OUR APPROACH TO CHARGING
IP-Active.com European and UK Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
Professional ~ Experienced ~ Approachable ~ Cost effective
FLEXIBILITY - PUTTING YOU IN CONTROL OF YOUR COSTS
We take a fresh approach to building client relationships. We are prepared to put in the time getting to know you and your business, why you need IP, and what you want to achieve.
We don't have charging targets – and we don't employ any 'hidden charges' trickery to catch you out. We take care to explain things fully – so that you know what your options are, so that you stay in control. We believe this approach serves any size of client well, large or small, SME, individual or multi national.
The IP-Active service is unbeatable - we are fully convinced of it!
By using experienced but very approachable and professionally qualified attorneys, who are intent on providing you with cost effective service, we aim to help you towards an enjoyable and rewarding experience in the world of IP.
- Professional – fully qualified European and UK patent and trade mark attorneys who are up to date and experienced
- Approachable – speaking a language you can understand
- Cost effective – charges you understand and agree – for work you value
IP-ACTIVE PRICE PROMISES
- no pernickety service charges that mount up to catch you out
- all charges fixed up front - you know what you're going to pay
- flexibility – any variations discussed and agreed in advance
- bills that you can understand
WE ARE INVESTING TO DRIVE COSTS DOWN
Part of our fresh approach is our determination to drive costs down. Not for us plush city centre offices with legions of secretarial and admin staff and multifarious HR and management layers!
Our investment in the latest IT technology, combined with our science park locations, enables us to be very flexible and cost effective. Are we are the cheapest? Not necessarily – but we are effective, and we strive to be as cost effective as it is possible to be without compromising one of your most valuable assets - your intellectual property.
How to avoid being taken for a ride by unqualified IP practitioners
It's probably true to say that IP is weathering the economic climate better than other branches of law practice. Unfortunately, this has resulted in an increase in the number of IP practitioners who are not qualified as either patent or trade mark attorneys.
To protect your own interests, make sure that you only take patent advice from a lawyer if that lawyer is also qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney CPA, and is a chartered member of CIPA (The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys) or an EPA, a European Patent Attorney. For trade mark advice check that the lawyer is also a qualified trade mark attorney and member of the Institiute of Trade Mark Attorneys MITMA.
Further, simply having the qualifications is not the whole story — you will get much better value if your advisor is bang up-to-date and has plenty of experience in the ever-changing world of intellectual property.
WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT
We focus on our costs.
We operate with low overheads to keep our costs as low as possible, so that we can offer our clients excellent service at an unbeatable price.
Check out our typical costs. We believe that they are some of the lowest you'll find offered by qualified patent and trade mark attorneys. Do the price comparison - ring around! - and then tell us if you agree!
But it's not just about low cost.
You can be confident that your intellectual property is being handled by knowledgeable, experienced, fully qualified and professional patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys, who've had experience of the nitty gritty business world, and how intellectual property can benefit you.
We're approachable, and will make sure
you understand your options so that you stay in control.