We understand the unique needs of inventors, start ups and small business.  We work to ensure your goals are met with smart business decisions - whether it is legal patent or trademark protection or safeguarding your business interests with contracts and agreements.  Located in Portland, Oregon, we help clients nationwide and work with foreign associates in Australia, Canada, China, Korea and the UK to protect your Intellectual Property assets.


Have a patentable invention?

Inventors protect your creative rights with a patent.  An issued patent protects your invention and gives you exclusive rights for 20 years from the filing date.  If you are still working on your invention or if you need more time with potential investors,  you can protect your invention establishing your priority date with a Provisional patent application, giving you an extra 12 month before filing a regular Non-Provisional patent application. A utility patent protects the functional aspects of your invention, and if your invention is also unique in appearance (i.e. ornamental design) then you can consider filing both a utility patent application and a design patent application.


Both design and utility patent applications will provide you with a "patent pending" while they are pending at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Need to discuss your invention with potential investors? We can draft a confidentially and Non-disclosure Agreement.



The value of trademark

A business brand and logo are valuable business assets. They distinctly identify your business from others in the industry and communicate a message about your company, and the company's products and services. Trademarks protect your brand identity by providing exclusive rights to the use of the brands in connection with your product and services. Effectively,  your trademark is your brand name.


To set your business apart, it is important to have a distinctive mark that is not likely to be confused with any pre-existing marks. With a trademark search and clearance we can advise you in selecting a strong mark, before  registering the mark to prevent another party using it.


Having legal protection of your trademark protects a key asset of your business, thus protecting your marketplace position.




Have questions?  Let's talk.

We would love the opportunity to talk with you and discuss how we can help your business grow - whether it is determining the type of Intellectual Property protection you need, or advising you on how to launch a new product and brand name.


Every business is unique that is why we take the time to understand your business needs to help you succeed.




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Phone: 503.481.5251

Fax: 503.387-3923

E-mail: info@hpr-law.net 

PO Box 2107,  Lake Oswego, OR 97305