After seeing a need for legal brand protection for their clients, Hile Design has formed a strategic partnership with brand clearance and protection expert IPPES LLC and the company’s President and Chief Legal Officer, Tim Kroninger.
IPPES, an acronym for Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Specialists, offers a federally registered proprietary service program, IPPES ProtectEnforce, which allows companies to protect and enforce their most valuable assets: their identities or “brands.” This includes brand clearance, with comprehensive legal availability and conflict searches, as well as enhanced protection for brands, trademarks, Internet domain names, and copyrights. IPPES uniquely blends the industries of law and business to effectively offer its services to companies of all types and sizes.
Businesses, including startups and those introducing new brands or re-branding themselves, are currently facing cease-and-desist demand letters and lawsuits for unknowingly creating brand names and logos that are already in use or their competitors believe are too close to their brands. Moreover, as the Internet gets more and more populated, the amount of available domain names decrease. The problem becomes worse due to the existence of cyber-squatters—people and companies that register domain names and then charge exorbitant prices to sell them to companies that should have rightfully owned them in the first place. Along with brand development, design, and web development services, Hile Design is now offering a unique way to overcome these challenges.
By partnering with IPPES, Hile Design will offer clients what other advertising agencies do not—a way to not only create a brand but to legally own and protect it. Hile Design is always looking to add more value to their services and this new partnership with IPPES will provide additional industry-leading services and “peace of mind” for present and future clients.