The attorneys at Fahey IP Law protect the time and money spent developing brands, concepts and ideas through trademarks, patents, and copyrights.


Copyright protection exists from the moment a work is created in a fixed, tangible form of expression.


A trademark is used to identify, distinguish the goods and services of one provider from those of others.

Design Patents

A US design patent covers the ornamental design for an object. Generally speaking, a design patent is governed by the same rules as a utility patent.

Utility Patents

In general, a utility patent protects the way an invention is used and works.

Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Patent and Trademark Attorneys


The Plus IP Firm specializes in protecting ideas, inventions, brands and artwork, with intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Many businesses throughout the Fort Lauderdale and Broward County areas have chosen the attorneys at The Plus IP Firm to represent and advise them with regards to their intellectual property needs.  The Plus IP Firm helps businesses and inventors create assets from their innovations.


The Plus IP Firm was established with the mission to provide high quality legal services to clients. We take pride in work and strive to get better every day. Our attitude reflected in our work, our successes and in our clients’ successes.  We are business junkies.



If you need to protect an idea, concept or invention, the attorneys at the Plus IP Firm are patent attorneys registered with the U.S. Patent Office.  The attorneys at The Plus IP Firm draft patent applications in order to acquire patents for businesses and inventors. If you are looking for a Board Certified registered patent attorney, the Plus IP firm has what you are looking for.  Our registered patent attorneys at The Plus IP Firm are prepared to file or prosecute your patent application so that you can acquire a patent on your invention.


If you need to protect a word, logo or design, the attorneys at The Plus IP Firm will analyze your content and determine if a trademark or service mark is the best form of protection for you. The trademark attorneys at The Plus IP Firm offer a free consultation to advise you as to how to best protect your creations.  The Plus IP Firm can quickly and efficiently prepare or prosecute a trademark or service mark registration application, which may provide your business with a competitive advantage over the competition.  Our trademark attorneys at The Plus IP Firm are prepared to file or prosecute your trademark or service mark application on your behalf.

Litigation Services and Local Counsel Representation

If you believe that another person or business is, either knowingly or unknowingly, infringing or using your intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secrets) without your permission, then the attorneys at the The Plus IP Firm are prepared to assert your rights in both federal and state courts.


Derek Fahey, Esq. is also an industrial engineer with electrical engineering experience.  Derek worked in the energy sector in various locations around the world before attending law school. Derek’s technical experience helps him understand the complex issues engineers face.

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Mark Terry, Esq. is a software engineer and a Board Certified Intellectual Property Attorney. Mark Terry graduated from the U.S. Patent Office Academy and is a former U.S. Patent Office examiner.  At the U.S. Patent Office, Mark Terry was an examining attorney and opposed hundreds of patent applications filed by other patent attorneys. Now, Mark Terry utilizes his skills and experience gained at the U.S. Patent Office to advocate for the clients of The Plus IP Firm.

Our firm handles these types of business services:

  • Software Patents
  • Trademark Applications
  • Patentability Opinions (used to determine if an invention may be entitled to a patent)
  • Freedom to Operate Opinions (used to determine if a good or service infringes on another’s rights)
  • Licensing Agreements (documents used to generate revenue from patents, trademarks and other intellectual property)
  • Patent Applications (mechanical, electrical, chemical and software related inventions)
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (documents used to protect confidential information)
  • Music Licensing
  • Local Counsel Representation
  • Domain Name Disputes (disputes regarding the ownership of a domain name or website)
  • Design Patents
  • Copyright Registrations
  • IP Due Diligence

The Plus IP Firm Fort Lauderdale Office: (954) 634-2652

101 N.E. 3rd Ave, Suite 1500
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 634-2652

We serve the following localities: Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, North Lauderdale, Alachua County, Gainesville, Bay County, Panama City, Panama City Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Brevard County, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Naples,Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Merritt Island, Miami, Satellite Beach, Titusville, Broward County, Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Naples, Marco Island, Mercado, Orlando, West Palm Beach, and Bonita Springs.