Derek’s Uses Alt Legal to Send Clients Professional Intake Forms, and Now He’s Efficient and Organized

Derek Hawkins - trademark docketing customer
Derek HawkinsManaging AttorneyHawkins Law Offices

When he first opened his law firm, Derek Hawkins was a general practitioner. He had a passion for intellectual property, namely trademark protection, and he often assisted his colleagues with their trademark filings, routinely informing them of the necessary steps to register a trademark efficiently. He loved the work, and Derek wanted to make trademark prosecution the primary focus of his firm.

As Derek started getting new trademark clients, he started using our intake software to gather relevant client information and instantly fill out trademark applications on the USPTO’s website. Now, the intake form is critical to his firm’s process.

“The intake service makes the registration process efficient. I like that I can transfer information directly to government forms with minimal opportunity for human error. The intake form is important to my firm and has become so integral to my business that I don’t even think about it. All I have to do is send clients the form, and I have all that I need to proceed with the application. I also like that clients participate in the process; they seem to be so much more invested in their trademarks, making my job much easier.”

Once he files all his clients’ trademarks, we keep all of Derek’s documents organized and send him status and deadline reminders.

Alt Legal makes it easy to keep track of all of my documents and stay on top of deadlines

“Alt Legal makes it easy to keep track of all of my documents and stay on top of deadlines. I like seeing deadlines and updates for all my applications in one place; this helps me keep my clients in the loop. I can notify clients about actions on their trademark applications before I get notifications from the USPTO. I like that I stay updated, and my clients love the personalized experience.”

Our software and services help Derek save hours with every filing. We help keep his firm modern and efficient.

I don’t want my staff doing busy work; I want them helping me bring in clients

“I don’t want to feel like I’m doing tedious work. I also don’t want my staff doing busy work; I want them helping me bring in clients and adding value to my firm. It’s amazing that Alt Legal makes this possible.”

Alt Legal has become the cornerstone of Derek’s firm. Our docketing and intake services helped Derek gain the efficiency he needed to pivot his firm into a more niche trademark practice. Alt Legal helped Derek build the practice he wanted.

Making the switch has never been easier