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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

268 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

195 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 B.

Ross Brandborg

136 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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Adam U.

Adam Urbanczyk

12 reviews
Adam Urbanczyk is Principal Attorney at the law group Au, LLC in Chicago, Illinois. A successful litigator, he specializes in intellectual property, business law, and patent law, and has particular expertise in software, internet, and social media issues. Adam received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School. He is admitted to the DC, Illinois, and Patent Bars, and is also Of Counsel at Progressive Law Group.
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Cara D.

Cara Dearman

Based in Mount Prospect, Illinois, Cara Dearman is an attorney with expertise in privacy and data law. She is Senior Counsel at the Sears Holding Corporation and focuses on privacy issues. An experienced litigator, she previously worked at Wheeler, Trigg, O'Donnell in Denver, and at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. Cara holds a J.D., with High Honors, from The University of Texas School of Law.
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Eric O.

Eric Onyango

2 reviews
Eric Onyango is an attorney at law with more than four years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and has been admitted to the U.S. Tax Court. Eric obtained his degree in law from The John Marshall Law School. He mainly focuses on labor and employment-related legal matters, but is also experienced in dealing with startup businesses. Eric is also skilled in dealing with tax law matters. He is currently serving as the managing attorney at Prime Legal LLC.
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Jeremy S.

Jeremy Spoon

2 reviews
Jeremy concentrates his practice in corporate and general business matters, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, private equity transactions, general corporate, partner... read more
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Thomas S.

Thomas Scherschel

Thomas Scherschel has over 33 years of experience and has single-handedly tried over 50 cases throughout the entire case until the verdict. Mr. Scherschel specializes in business law and business litigation to include corporate formation, professional liability claims, contract torts, and catastrophic losses. Mr. Scherschel has received multiple awards for his excellent legal skills including an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and being named Leading Lawyer for his commercial litigation skills.
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Tawfiq A.

Tawfiq Ali

Tawfiq Ali is a dedicated and experienced lawyer that specialized in complex negotiations and litigations. His mission is to protect what is most important to a business. Attorney Ali has helped a Fortune 500 company completely dismiss a class action that would have leaked unknown liability. He has also helped other companies protect their trade secrets and release liability that could have caused irreparable damages to the company.
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Maria M.

Maria Mazza

Maria Mazza is a business lawyer who has almost two decades worth of experience. She has been licensed to practice law in Illinois. Maria has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which she obtained after she graduated from the University of Illinois. She primarily focuses on legal matters that involves real estate law. Maria is also experienced in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. She currently serves as an attorney at Kozacky Weitzel McGrath.
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Our Chicago 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 Chicago 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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