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Specializing in intellectual property law including patent, trademark, and copyright preparation and prosecution — in sync with core values.

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Meet the Team

Zareefa is the managing partner at Flener IP & Business Law, a Women-Owned business, and has extensive experience managing international and domestic patent and trademark portfolios in a wide range of areas.

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A patent is a form of intellectual property that gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using, selling, and importing an invention for a limited period of years, in exchange for publishing an enabling public disclosure of the invention.

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A trademark is a word, phrase, or logo that identifies the source of goods or services. Trademark law protects a business' commercial identity or brand by discouraging other businesses from adopting a name or logo that is "confusingly similar" to an existing trademark.

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Business Law

Corporate law (also known as business law or enterprise law or sometimes company law) is the body of law governing the rights, relations, and conduct of persons, companies, organizations and businesses. It refers to the legal practice relating to, or the theory of corporations.

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Testimonials from our satisfied clients:

“It has been a great experience working with Zareefa and her team. They are responsive, extremely knowledgeable of IP laws, and a great partner for tech-startups like our company NETenergy.”

Said Al-Hallaj

NETenergy Founder & CEO

“For more than five years, Zareefa and the Flener IP Law team have helped us gain and maintain our competitive edge with speed of execution and thoughtful legal strategies, both in the US and globally. In our ever-changing and fast-moving business environment, Zareefa and her team have provided us the invaluable resources of sound advice and accelerated, yet thoughtful, execution.”

Jeremy Green

Executive Director and Co-Founder, 14thRound, Inc.

“Zareefa and her associates have been a pleasure to work with. She and her team are knowledgable, efficient, and sincere. All communication from the beginning have been outstanding! Zareefa takes the time to listen and really cares about your concerns and finding optimal solutions. Highly recommended!”

Andrea Fox

Founder and CEO of Clue Dental Marketing

The Industry Lawyer - Meet Innovation’s Best Friend: Chicago Patent Lawyer, Zareefa Flener

By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted July 27, 2020

With a uniquely impressive background in biology, Flener combines 10 years of hands-on scientific laboratory experience with keen business acumen and deep legal understanding. She continues to push the limits of emerging industry and law. When you learn about her professional background it becomes clear that Flener loves a challenge and that’s just what she found in the cannabis industry.

FLIP is officially recognized as a WBENC - Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted December 19, 2019

Flener IP & Business Law is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.

Zareefa B. Flener of Flener IP & Business Law Celebrates Milestone with Forbes Business Council

By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted November 27, 2019

Zareefa Flener, Managing Partner at Flener IP & Business Law, is celebrating her one-year anniversary as a member of the Forbes Business Council, an invitation-only organization for senior leaders to publish original content, connect and excel. View Zareefa's profile.

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