About Alt Legal

Alt Legal is an IP docketing platform for law firms, in-house legal departments, and IP boutiques, which helps lawyers manage and prepare intellectual property including trademarks, copyrights, and patents. The solution automatically updates case statuses and deadlines, instantly generates IP filings, and seamlessly collects key client details.

Alt Legal’s IP docketing tools enable automated US trademark docketing with automatic detection and updates to any changes to filings and statutory deadlines. The solution also automatically calculates deadlines for US patents, TTAB proceedings, and international trademarks. Users are sent daily emails with important updates, reminders, and deadlines, helping them to stay informed and up-to-date. Alt Legal also includes tools to generate customizable reports, as well as automated client correspondence.

Online intake tools allow for seamless IP collaboration between clients or colleagues to share information and prepare trademark, patent, as well as copyright filings. Alt Legal offers custom-branded intake forms for law firms to collect relevant files and details for guidance on their filings.

Native USPTO integrations with the Alt Legal platform allow users to quickly and accurately fill out TEAS-RF, TEAS Regular, and TEAS-Plus trademark filings with a few clicks. USPTO trademark applications are automatically filled in with information by Alt Legal, helping users to avoid mistakes or retyping basic information from Word documents and emails.

Key benefits of Alt Legal

  • Alt Legal works on any device, anywhere, and automatically updates filings through the platform's direct integration with IP offices.

  • Docketing tools automatically calculate deadlines for US patents, international trademarks, and TTAB proceedings.

  • Daily emails help lawyers stay informed with key updates, reminders, and deadlines.

  • Alt Legal's online intake tools enable clients and colleagues to collaborate on information needed to prepare trademark and patent filings.

  • Automatically fill out TEAS Regular, TEAS-Plus, and TEAS-RF trademark filings with a few clicks using Alt Legal's USPTO integrations to avoid errors and retyping information.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    Alt Legal's automated US trademark docketing software detects and updates changes to filings and all statutory deadlines
    Online intake tools allow users and clients or colleagues to seamlessly collaborate on information needed to prepare trademark and patent filings
    Alt Legal's unique USPTO integrations allow users to instantly fill out TEAS-Plus, TEAS-RF, and TEAS Regular trademark filings
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    Alt Legal screenshot: Alt Legal's automated US trademark docketing software detects and updates changes to filings and all statutory deadlines Alt Legal screenshot: Online intake tools allow users and clients or colleagues to seamlessly collaborate on information needed to prepare trademark and patent filings Alt Legal screenshot: Alt Legal's unique USPTO integrations allow users to instantly fill out TEAS-Plus, TEAS-RF, and TEAS Regular trademark filings

    Features

    Total features of Alt Legal: 13

    • Applications Management
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Contact History
    • Customer History
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Reporting
    • Deadline Management
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • File Management
    • History Tracking
    • Portfolio Management
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,9 /5
    (33)
    Value for Money
    4,8/5
    Features
    4,8/5
    Ease of Use
    4,8/5
    Customer Support
    5/5

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    Tara M.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    A Necessity for All Small/Solo IP Professionals

    Reviewed on 2019/02/20

    Far and away my favorite thing about Alt Legal is the customer service. As a true solo, when I...

    Far and away my favorite thing about Alt Legal is the customer service. As a true solo, when I can't figure something out on my own, I can lose a huge amount of my day poking around the internet for how to's and fixes. Other software programs I've used had customer service that was slow to respond. This loss of time leads to a loss in productivity which translates into a loss of billable hours. Alt Legal has always responded to my questions incredibly quick and has always provided fixes or training that goes above and beyond any other software provider I've worked with. Whenever a small/solo saves time, they make money and working with Alt Legal has been very beneficial to my bottom line.

    Pros

    As a true solo, Alt Legal saves me time which makes me money. Instead of having to enter all my client's trademark information into a spreadsheet or some other document, Alt Legal auto-populates any client mark information from the USPTO into my docket. Every day I get an email update that alerts me to any changes or upcoming deadlines related to my client's marks. Normally, I would either have to spend the time looking this information up on my own or hire an admin to assist with tracking my docket and deadlines. Alt Legal eliminates the need for me to do the work which saves me time and as a solo when I save time, I make money. It also does away with the need to hire someone to do the docketing for me. I really love the integration with Clio as well. Alt Legal auto-populates important USPTO deadlines onto my Clio calendar. This eliminates any issues with data entry due to human error and it allows me to stay on top of things with a minimum amount of effort on my part. It's truly a time saver which translates into a money maker.

    Cons

    I would like to be able to track competing marks. i.e. When a client may have an opposition to another mark, the ability to track that other mark as it moves through the application process would be helpful.

    Response from Alt Legal

    Thanks so much for the kind words and feedback, Tara! I'll reach out separately on how you can track competing marks to know when to oppose them or otherwise!

    Rob K.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    AltLegal is a game-changer for IP attorneys (especially for trademarks)-Automates docketing...

    Reviewed on 2018/08/29

    Alt Legal solves 98% of my docketing needs flawlessly. Their customer service is second-to-none!

    Alt Legal solves 98% of my docketing needs flawlessly. Their customer service is second-to-none!

    Pros

    I like that the software essentially replaces a full-scale docketing department for trademark management. It automates everything, pulls live from the USPTO (for status changes and up-to-date data) without additional fees, and sends reminders when you need them most. Rep and team have built a tremendously-valuable product here that is perfect for solo/small practices and large firms alike. Alt Legal's user interface is incredibly smooth and allows for easy operation. In addition to docketing, Alt Legal automates template and form letters, USPTO filings, and other elements of a robust trademark practice. I truly wouldn't be able to practice without it (or a full-scale docketing department). Bravo! A+++

    Cons

    It's close to perfect for my 98% of my purposes. Litigation and foreign deadlines need to be manually entered to some degree but will change when updated (smart updating). Automating these would be difficult but nice.

    Response from Alt Legal

    Thanks so much for Rob!

    Gianna G.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Overall Helpful but Hard to Manage

    Reviewed on 2018/11/20

    Pros

    I like that this software is helpful for working

    Cons

    This software is hard to manage for me sometimes

    Pankaj R.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Fantastic product support by great people.

    Reviewed on 2018/06/13

    Streamlined my trademark practice and provided great insights on how to build a great product for...

    Streamlined my trademark practice and provided great insights on how to build a great product for my clients.

    Pros

    AltLegal has been an integral part of my trademark practice for over four years now. From their first iteration of the platform to the expanded offerings they provide today, AltLegal's combined ease of use and excellent customer service make it one of the best legal tech firms I've used.

    Cons

    There isn't really much bad to say about the product. I like what they've done and they are smart about features. Any time there is an issue, they are super fast to get on it and address it.

    Response from Alt Legal

    Thanks for the kind review, Pankaj! We're looking forward to continuing to work together!

    Abraham L.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    User Friendly and Customer Service Second to None!

    Reviewed on 2019/02/20

    Aside from the platform itself, which is part of my core software suite to run my firm, the...

    Aside from the platform itself, which is part of my core software suite to run my firm, the customer services is excellent. Everyone there is super friendly and knowledgeable and genuinely care about getting answers to questions or info back both quickly and accurately. To me, having humans I can call or email when I have questions and actually have a conversation with them is priceless.

    Pros

    Ease of use. It's not overly complicated and when you're dealing with over a thousand active trademark files at any given time, having an easy to navigate system that gives you deadline reminds daily can be a time and life saver.

    Cons

    There are occasional bugs with the search function but I only mention this bc you're asking for a con. it's really not a significant issue for me at all.

    Response from Alt Legal

    Thanks for the kind note, Abe!

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    Alt Legal FAQs

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    Alt Legal offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Contact Alt Legal for detailed pricing information.

    Alt Legal offers the following features:

    • Automatically update case statuses and deadlines
    • Calendar / reminder system
    • Case & client history
    • Client correspondence
    • Custom-branded intake forms
    • Customizable reports
    • Daily emails with key updates, reminders, and deadlines
    • Deadline management
    • Docket management
    • IP collaboration
    • IP docketing
    • IP portfolio management
    • Intake forms
    • Patent / trademark management
    • Renewal management
    • TEAS filings
    • Trademark auto-tracking
    • Trademark tracking
    • USPTO integrations

    Alt Legal has the following typical customers:

    Small Business

    Alt Legal supports the following languages:

    English

    We do not have any information about what devices Alt Legal supports

    Alt Legal integrates with the following applications:

    Clio

    Alt Legal offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support

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