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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

274 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
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Richard G.

Richard Gora

200 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
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Ross Brandborg

188 reviews
Ross Brandborg is an attorney at law with more than 13 years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in Minnesota and North Dakota. Ross is also a member of the North Dakota Patent Bar. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after his graduation from the University of North Dakota. He specializes in trademark and copyright law, as well as in patents. Ross founded his own law firm, Brandborg Law, in 2017.
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Terri B.

Terri Benton

25 reviews
Terri Benton is a business attorney who has been practicing law for the last five years. She is licensed to practice law in Georgia and has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which she obtained from the Mercer University – Walter F. George School of Law. She specializes in commercial contracts and often assists startup companies with their legal matters. Terri is also experienced at legal research and writing. She has been a general counselor at the Reunion Group since March 2014.
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Jared H.

Jared Hall

2 reviews
Jared Hall is a business lawyer with half a decade of experience. He is exceptionally skilled in dealing with legal matters that involve trademark and copyright law. Jared is also experienced in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia and obtained his legal degree from the University of Louisville. Jared has been an attorney at The Hall Firm since June 2017.
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Douglas K.

Douglas Kidd

2 reviews
Doug Kidd is the Managing Partner for the Law Office of Douglas T. Kidd, P.C. He has drafted leases, contracts, shareholder agreements and other transactional documents for... read more
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Matthew G.

Matthew Goings, Esq.

2 reviews
Matthew Goings, an Intellectual Property Attorney, works as a Founder and Attorney of Goings Legal, LLC. His focus is on Copywrites and Trademarks. He completed his internship with Georgia-Pacific LLC. He obtained his J.D. from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2015. This is where he received the highest Pro Bono Distinction Award. He is also currently a fellow at Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.
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Jessica M. M.

Jessica M. Merlet

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Jessica M. Merlet is committed to helping small businesses grow through contract privacy, litigation, product and premises liability, insurance, legal research, and analysis services. In addition to representing startups, she managed regional litigation for a Fortune 500 mass retailer across the southeastern U.S. Ms. Merlet speaks French and some German, Dutch, and Turkish.
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Flemming W.

Flemming Wakefield

Flemming is a partner at Capps & Wakefield, a firm that specializes in representing creative entrepreneurs. He has always been surrounded by creative people, whether it be friends or family. It was only natural that he would pursue a career helping creative people do what they do best. He now represents entertainment professionals, emerging artists, and entrepreneurs.
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Latonya W.

Latonya Washington

LaTonya Washington has more than 11 years’ experience. In 2005, LaTonya obtained a license to practice law in Georgia. Since then, she has assisted numerous clients with entertainment and intellectual property legal cases. Her degree in law was obtained from the University of Illinois. LaTonya has worked with Up Entertainment as a senior counsel and is currently an associate counsel at IMG Sports.
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Our Atlanta copyright attorneys & lawyers can help you register a copyright for your original work of authorship. This will ensure that you have documented proof of your copyright ownership. Because, if you don't file it, you can't sue if someone uses your work.

Once registered, the copyright lawyer you chose can also assist you with the development of licensing and/or distribution agreements so you can collect royalties on your original work of authorship. The copyright attorneys & lawyers on UpCounsel represent entrepreneurs, musicians, actors, artists, TV producers, and authors. Our Atlanta copyright attorneys can also assist you with fighting copyright infringement in the case a party infringes on any of your copyrights, as they'll seek to prevent it and seek damages from any and all infringers. Many attorneys also have expertise in defending clients against claims of infringement.

There are three types of copyright: usage, full, and unique. Usage means the buyer gets to use the article one time, but the writer can use it again or resell it. Full rights will give the buyer all rights; they can even place their name on the article, saying they wrote it. Your copyright attorney can explain further details about the different kinds of copyright.

Copyright ©, the least expensive form of protection, means literally 'the right to copy' an original creation. Original works of authorship include: Movies, drawings, books, works of art, music, textile and jewelry designs, photographs, lyrics, computer programs, paintings, architectural works, including blue prints and maps.

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