INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

LegalForce RAPC recognized as VIP recipient and member of INC5000 for making the list for the fastest growing businesses in America for the 4th Straight Year in 2015.  

For a rare fourth year in a row, LegalForce RAPC is recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States at the Annual INC5000 gala in Orlando Florida.   The firm received VIP tickets to this year’s event and has the opportunity to explain its business in person to Marcus Lemonis of the hit T.V. show The Profit, who is impressed with firm’s track record for providing access to trademark law to thousands of first time entrepreneurs across the world.    For more information click here.

The American Bar Association profiles LegalForce RAPC’s innovative Legal Apprentice program and interviews LegalForce HR Director, Lyn Salazar.  

In the October 2015 issue, the American Bar Association Journal recognizes LegalForce’s innovative attorney apprentice program, and forward looking approach to practicing law.  The journal is distributed to all attorneys that are members of the American Bar Association across the United States.  In 2014, the American Bar Association recognized LegalForce partner Raj Abhyanker for the prestigious “Legal Rebel Award” for making the legal profession  more just, accessible, and  possible for first time entrepreneurs and small businesses.   For the latest full article, click here.

President of the American Bar Association invites LegalForce RAPC to Participate in 2015 National Summit on Innovation in the Legal Profession.

LegalForce RAPC was invited to participate in the exclusive National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services in May 2015 by the President of the American Bar Association, William Hubbard.    Partner Raj Abhyanker represented the firm in the summit.   You can information about the invitation only summit here.

 

LegalForce Partner Raj Abhyanker receives the Legal Rebel Award by the American Bar Association.

LegalForce RAPC Partner Raj Abhyanker was selected by the American Bar Association for the prestigious Legal Rebel award for innovation in the legal space by making law more accessible to the public and growing businesses.  You can read more on the American Bar Association website here.

 

LegalForce RAPC invited to speak at the Harvard Law School on Legal Innovation & Disrupting LegalZoom and Big Law.

LegalForce RAPC was invited to speak at, and spoke at the Harvard Law School on innovation in the Legal space, and how LegalForce has disrupted the legal industry and innovated beyond traditional law firms and Do-it-Yourself websites such as LegalZoom.  You can watch the video here here.

 

LegalForce RAPC invited to speak at the Stanford Law School on Legal Ethics in the Age of the Internet.

LegalForce RAPC was invited to speak at, and spoke at the Stanford Law School on the topic of Legal Ethics in the Age of the Internet.  You can watch the video here here.

 

Raj Abhyanker  receives INC5000 recognition three years in a row in 2014.

For the third year in a row,LegalForce RAPC has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States.    For more information click here.

 

LegalForce Ranked A Best Business of the Year.

LegalForce, Inc., national leader in legal innovation, has been named among the top 10 best businesses of 2013 by Business News Daily. Ranked at #4, LegalForce’s flagship bookstore BookFlip offers a one of a kind unique combination of self-help legal books and actual attorney advice. You can find the entire list here.

Business News Daily

LegalForce among Bay Area’s fastest growing private companies.

The San Francisco Business Times released there annual Fast 100, a roundup of the 100 fastest growing companies in the bay. LegalForce RAPC Worldwide comes in at #49 having boosted revenue by 146.4 percent over a span of two years(2010-2012). You can check the entire list of Bay Area’s finest here.

FAST 100

LegalForce Sponsors Youth Basketball Team, Orangemen.

Starting this season, LegalForce is proud to sponsor the Orangemen, a Bay Area boys youth basketball program for ages 10-14. As part of the sponsorship, players will be eligible to intern at either LegalForce or its affiliate production company, SpiralMoon during the summers. The Orangemen are ranked #8 in AAU competition and are well on their way to another stellar season. Check out their new webpage to see them in action here.

 Orangemen

 

$10M Venture Fund to help Startups build an IP portfolio.

On July 24th, 2013 LegalForce announced plans to raise $10M to build up a fund to invest in technology driven startups. These start ups will be given half a million each to build up their patent portfolio to use as a sort of insurance policy for the company. The law firm of LegalForce RAPC would be the firm protecting these innovative startups. You can see more on this topic here. 

Fast Company

LegalForce Creator Shakes Things Up, Again

The Recorder interviews LegalForce RAPC Partner and LegalForce CEO, Raj Abhyanker, to discuss the issues with the legal industry today and how his firm and company are leading the way to reinvent the way people access the law.  You can see the rest of the article here.

The Recorder

TechCrunch: Trademarkia Rebrands As LegalForce To Offer Online Legal Services, Opens Retail Location For In-Person Consultations

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“Search engine Trademarkia, which launched at TechCrunch50 in 2009, is rebranding asLegalForce to offer a comprehensive legal services platform. The new company is also opening of LegalForce BookFlip, a brick-and-mortar retail store in downtown Palo Alto to provide retail access to licensed U.S. attorneys on a walk-in basis without  appointments…”


TechCrunch

Strategic Advisor Blogs about LegalForce

Solo practitioner and founder of myShingle.com, Carolyn Elefant, explains the way LegalForce is changing the perception of law. She states, “LegalForce makes the law user friendly just as Apple has made technology user-friendly for the past decades.”

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eLawyering Blog covers the LegalForce concept

Successful lawyer and head of Direct Law, Richard Granat, elaborates on his view of the LegalForce concept and how it is impacting the industry. Granat suggests that, “The LegalForce idea is designed to be a counter-force to these online insurgents which are capturing market share from the legal profession.” Check out the rest of the article here.

eLawyering Blog

Inc. Magazine has ranked LegalForce RAPC as one of the fastest growing companies in America

View LegalForce RAPC’s listing on INC. Magazine’s fastest growing companies list.

LegalForce CEO Raj Abhyanker speaks at Stanford Law School

LegalForce Trademarkia Chief Executive Officer, Raj Abhyanker, giving a talk at the CODEX (Center for Legal Informatics) at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto. The presentation was given to Stanford law school faculty, law students, computer science students, and venture capitalists.

New York Times Recognizes Trademarkia for Small Business Solutions

In a recent New York Times article, Trademarkia.com was recognized for “graft[ing] user-friendly interface onto a colossal database” to “help small-business owners sift through six million names, slogans, and logos.”  Mr. Raj Abhyanker and Ms. Dongxia Liu are mentioned in the article as the founders of the ever-growing start-up which makes trademark applications accessible for business owners.  LegalForce RAPC Worldwide, Mr. Abhyanker’s law firm, is also experiencing growth and expansion as a result of Trademarkia’s success.

New York Times

LegalForce RAPC Worldwide Correspondent Attends INTA Event in New York

Elizabeth Oliner, attorney at LegalForce RAPC Worldwide, attended the INTA Breakfast Roundtable in New York on January 13, 2012.  As an essential component of staying current with trademark practice, LegalForce RAPC Worldwide regularly attends such events, seminars, and webinars.  Among the attendees at this particular event were other firm correspondents as well as USPTO correspondents.  They discussed recent USPTO developments, electronic processing, and structure and content of office actions.

 

White House asks Raj Abhyanker to speak on U.S. patent reform, America Invents Act

September 7, 2011. Partner Raj Abhyanker of the firm LegalForce RAPC Worldwide, a leading U.S. law firm and creator of the legal website Trademarkia.com, was requested by the Executive Office of the President Barack Obama for Technology, Office of Science & Tech Policy to speak with the government about ideas on implementing the new America Invents Act. The message from the White House was relayed by Aneesh Chopra, the CTO of the United States government, who asked LegalForce RAPC Worldwide to help “ensure we strengthen the American innovation ecosystem” by commenting on the best ways to implement the new patent reforms. Raj discussed new initiatives with Quentin Palfrey, Senior Advisor for Jobs & Competitiveness for the Executive Office of the President.

The White House primarily wanted to know LegalForce RAPC Worldwide’s thoughts on how the program if the bill were to pass.

Among the ideas shared by Raj with the White House include :

1. Approachability. Allow the public to submit video recordings, audio recordings of self disclosure meetings and get a filing receipt as a provisional patent application. This will reduce the time to submit provisional applications once fully disclosed.

2. Create a job search engine using patent data, using backward and forward references to enable inventors to network with each other.

3. Allow those applications that have been filed prior to a transition date to retain their first to invent status.

“I am honored to be invited to speak with the White House on patent reform issues,” commented partner Raj Abhyanker. Our firm will continue to innovate and create new ways for more Americans to have access to quality legal services.

 

New York Times interviews Raj Abhyanker, founder of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide and Trademarkia.com

“Trademarkia…can potentially save small businesses thousands of dollars in rebranding costs and attorney fees. Trademarkia’s money-saving information is apparently something that many people are willing to pay for upfront. Trademarkia is profitable and on track to collect nearly $4 million in net revenue on $13 million in total gross sales for 2011…Those are impressive figures for a less than two-year-old company that has not taken on any venture capital investment…”

New York Times

Bloomberg Businessweek covers growth of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide’s trademark practice

“Trademarkia’s traffic is exploding, with more than 1.2 million monthly unique visitors…Trademark Insider, a publication that ranks trademark data from the USPTO, shows that Abhyanker’s law firm jumped to No. 1 on its top 100 list in 2010, from 91 in 2009. USPTO data shows that in 2010, 280,649 unique trademark applications were filed in the U.S. If Abhyanker’s firm handles 6,000 this year, as he expects, it will be responsible for more than 2 percent of the applications filed in the U.S…”

Bloomberg Businessweek

LegalForce RAPC Worldwide makes its mark at INTA conference

“More than 1,000 attorneys and brand managers stopped by the LegalForce RAPC Worldwide booth at the International Trademark Association conference in San Francisco. LegalForce RAPC Worldwide has grown to become the world’s largest trademark filing firm…”

International Trademark Association – National Conference  San Francisco CA

Trademarkia.com founder and CEO Raj Abhyanker discusses his vision for the site’s future

“Before Trademarkia, private parties offered this service as a paid service to legal correspondents.  Trademarkia offers this service for free to all legal correspondents as a free public service….Our firm believes that the public, whether rich or poor, should be able to protect their intellectual property rights and gain access to quality legal services.   Particularly, we are honored to help clients of limited means rise as entrepreneurs…”

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LegalForce RAPC Worldwide’s Liz Oliner talks with USPTO Director David Kappos at South by Southwest in Austin, TX

After meeting LegalForce RAPC Worldwide associate Liz Oliner at South by Southwest, David Kappos wants to meet with LegalForce RAPC Worldwide to discuss the firm’s innovative approach to IP law, ways to enhance trademark registration processes, and the role of the USPTO in improving trademark registration in the U.S.

 

LegalForce RAPC Worldwide to lead INTA roundtable on U.S. trademark prosecution issues

“In this INTA roundtable, LegalForce RAPC Worldwide will lead a discussion on thorny trademark prosecution issues and the long term impact of prosecution history on later enforcement…”

www.inta.org/roundtables

LegalForce RAPC Worldwide attains IPC membership

Raj Abhyanker is happy to announce that we are now a Category I member of the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC).  This is a great accomplishment for us as the ICA is one of the most exclusive intellectual property associations.  Their membership is restricted to the most influential names and players in the IP world.   We look forwrad to attending and participating in IPC’s next meeting, which will be held on March 15th at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.

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LegalForce RAPC Worldwide represented at the 39th ICANN conference in Cartegena, Colombia

On December 5th, LegalForce RAPC Worldwide associate Liz Oliner traveled to the 39th ICANN conference held in Cartegena, Colombia.  Oliner attended the conference to participate in discussions regarding the federal government’s recent proposal to implement “generic Top Level Domains” (gTLD’s), a legislative move which could have a major impact on trademark owners and brands across the world. Liz met with owners of many domain registries as well as clients interested in applying for gTLD’s such as .health, .free, .music, .site, etc.

“It was an extremely interesting experience to learn more about how ICANN works and how internet policy is made,” Liz said.  “The meeting in Cartegena reminded me that the Internet is a constantly evolving frontier of data. I’m looking forward to the next meeting in San Francisco and getting more involved in ICANN.”

2010

LegalForce RAPC Worldwide named the #1 trademark law firm in the U.S.

LegalForce RAPC Worldwide was recognized as the United States’ #1 intellectual property law firm with respect to trademark filings, according to the CSC trademark survey published by Trademark Insider.


Trademarkia.com receives recognition from Venture Beat

“[Trademarkia] was the brain child of a law firm specializing in intellectual property law called Raj Abhyanker LLP. Recognizing that a robust trademark search and filing tool was not freely available on the United States Patent & Trademark Office website, (www.uspto.gov) the law firm decided to invest in building Trademarkia…”

Venture Beat

World Trademark Review lauds success of Trademarkia.com

“It has been a good year for Raj Abhyanker. In January, the US patent attorney unveiled Trademarkia, an innovative, online portal that allowed brand owners – principally entrepreneurs and small businesses – to search for and register trademarks. If Raj Abhyanker’s aim was to bring trademark registration to the masses, he has succeeded: the latest edition of the CSC Trademark Insider, published yesterday, reveals that he has become the top trademark attorney by filing volume in the United States…”

World Trademark Review

New York Times reports on Trademarkia.com’s groundbreaking innovations

“Legal service engine Trademarkia just launched a service that allows companies to check whether someone is impersonating them on social networks…Through Trademarkia, you can search for company names on more than 500 social networking sites at once…”

New York Times