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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

269 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 Brandborg

151 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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Elan Raffel

8 reviews
Elan Raffel finished law school from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in 2012. He currently works as a Trademark Associate Attorney since October 2015 at Oliner Law. He was a Discovery Attorney in Cahill Gordon & Reindel from May 2014 – March 2015 and other prominent law firms. His areas of expertise include litigation, mediation, appeals, licensing, trademark infringement and others.
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Sarah Brooks

2 reviews
Sarah Brooks is the Senior Strategy Analyst for Pilot44 Labs, and before that she gained experience as a Research and Policy Analyst, as well as a Director of Content Marketing. Her expertise is extensive regarding startups and, other than that, she is a Certified Neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. Sarah received her J.D. in Business & Corporate Law from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2015. She also has her BA in English Language and Literature.
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Julia C.

Julia Cheng

6 reviews
Many companies are outsourcing their legal needs today because it is more cost effective. Attorneys like Julia Cheng offer experience, talent, and knowledge for businesses who do not need full-time in-house counsel. Ms. Cheng works with internet-based businesses and technology companies to fulfill their legal needs. She specializes in digital entertainment areas and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
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Adam Juratovac

1 review
Adam S. Juratovac is a business lawyer at Juratovac Law in Palo Alto, CA. He works with entrepreneurs and early-stage start-up companies including international start-ups t... read more
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Jared G.

Jared Galanis

Jared Galanis is a business attorney that specializes in business, real estate and intellectual property laws. In 2012 and 2013, the Northern California Super Lawyers Association granted him a Rising Star award. Jared is a member of two bar associations. He is also licensed to practice law in Washington, California and New York. Jared operates his own law firm, Sentinel Law. He has over 10 years of experience as an attorney.
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Jay Yu

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Jay is a Southern California native and a licensed attorney focusing on businesses of all sizes in life sciences and technology fields. With a degree in organic chemistry a... read more
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Our San Diego 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 San Diego 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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