The IP Shop is dedicated to providing intellectual property law and commercial litigation services to you at reasonable prices, by reducing overhead and unnecessary expenditures. We provide a no obligation consultation to discuss your potential legal needs, and to provide a cost estimate for whatever legal services you might require. If we choose to proceed we will prepare a retainer agreement which will outline a mutually agreed approach to assessing legal fees; generally fees are based on our hourly rates or fixed fees payable on the conclusion of a given project or milestone.
Our hourly rate is 300 dollars per hour. This rate is inclusive of basic overhead (photocopying, long distance charges, file opening fees etc.) but does not include government taxes (PST and GST) which will generally be applicable. There may also be disbursements required for your file (government filing fees etc.) which we will try to identify as early as possible
We wish to provide you with a quality service at a reasonable and fair price. Our hourly rates reflect this and we believe they are highly competitive relative to our skill and experience. As proof of our commitment to providing you value, if you are ever dissatisfied with the quality of service provided or the amount charged on any invoice you can reduce the legal fees portion of the invoice by up to 50% at your sole discretion. This is conditional upon you advising us of your concern and the reason for it within 14 days of the date of first receipt of the invoice, and to your payment of the remainder of the amount owing on time.
Fixed Fee, Fee Averaging and Retainer Agreements
Demand for legal services, particularly litigation, can vary greatly from month to month. If you need budgeting certainty let us know and we can work with you to determine the best approach to billing our services. Depending on the situation this might be addressed through fixed fee agreements, cost averaging, or a monthly retainer agreement.