Korean Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement/Monitoring Program by IPG Legal is now Flat-Fee Billed

Because of an increase in interest from clients in flat-services, we have created a Flat-Fee Billed IP Theft Enforcement & Monitoring Program for our Korea & China offices.  As you know, most lawyers charge based on time even if they are not telling you they are.  We all calculate services based on time.  Thus, we developed this fee scale based, primarily, on the following factors:

1.  Geographical Scope of the IP Monitoring;
2.  Number of Cease & Desist Letters Mailed;
3.  If the IP Theft will be Reported to the Prosecution; and
4.  If a Civil Suit is Required to be Filed.

We are utilizing the same group of retired Korean judges, prosecutors and attorneys for this work, in Korea, thus, the same aggressive and proactive approach is offered.  The, only, difference is you will no longer receive an invoice based on hours docked.  Nothing changes, but the format of the bill. 

You will, still, receive the Monthly Monitoring Report, you will Still Receive the Monthly Cease & Desist Result Report and you will still receive the, normal, updates for the criminal and civil filings. 

New clients can contact Sean Hayes.  The active clients will receive the specifics of the Program via email within the next few weeks.  Obviously, all clients can opt to be billed hourly.   We are very curious to see how many clients will choose, still, to be billed hourly. 

Additionally, we have developed for the New Year a few more flat-fee programs, including, a Flat-Fee Billed Corporate Secretarial Service that will be announced soon.  We find that too many law firms are charging way too high fees for these basic clerical services, thus, we are offering these services based on a nominal quarterly fee plus translation expenses as a service to our present clients.  Now, no need to forgo the use of a law firm in favor of corporate secretarial services companies, bubmusas (legal scriveners) and accountants out of cost concerns. 
Sean Hayes may be contacted at: SeanHayes@ipglegal.com.

Sean Hayes is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team.  He is the first non-Korean attorney to have worked for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a regular member of a Korean law faculty. He assists clients in their contentious, non-contentious and business developments needs in Korea and China.

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