Attorney: Copyright, Trademark, Arts, Digital Business
NY, CT, WI
Elizabeth works with clients in other countries seeking to protect their brands with US trademark registrations. She manages trademark portfolios for clients of all sizes. Elizabeth serves as co-counsel for litigated matters involving copyright and trademark.
Elizabeth is a frequent author and speaker. She is remarkably fluent in Plain English.
Elizabeth is a writer, a street photography hobbyist, and a student… read more of jazz saxophone.
- Copyright Infringement
- Copyright Registration
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Trademark)
- Trademark Infringement
- Trademark Infringement Consults
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark Search
- Other Trademark & Copyright Matter
- Outside General Counsel
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Loan Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Publishing Agreement
- Release of Liability
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Vendor Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
"Beth has been our corporate counsel for the past two years. I find her creative, collaborative and personable approach refreshing. Her diverse experience and interest in a variety of areas brings valuable depth to her legal practice capabilities. Beth has a manner of relaying complicated information that makes sense so we can best make critical business decisions under tight timelines. -L.D."
"I found Beth when I was desperately needing a trademark attorney. She literally saved our business with her handling of some sensitive trademark issues. Since that time, I have used her for all of our legal needs…website contracts, leases, hosting agreements, and other trademark applications. She also was able to assess our needs and make some recommendations that, upon implementation, were much needed. She is always available to assist us and works in a timely and educated manner. And her fees are very reasonable. Small businesses need legal advice, but only on as as-needed basis. It’s great to have a trustworthy lawyer that we can call when the need arises. I would recommend Beth Russell to anyone…we are fortunate to have her on our side. -P.L."
Law Office of Elizabeth T Russell
Oct 2000 - Present
I have maintained a successful solo practice for eighteen years. My practice focuses on copyright, trademark, arts/entertainment, and digital business. I have copyright and trademark clients in many states and in other countries.
Opera for the Young
Jun 1997 - Oct 2000
During my tenure as managing director of this organization I recognized that professionals in the creative industries, outside of large metropolitan hubs, lack access to lawyers who deeply understand legal issues in the arts. I founded my solo practice, initially, to fill this need.
Madison Repertory Theatre
Director of Individual Giving
Dec 1996 - Jun 1997
I continued working in arts administration after moving to Wisconsin in 1996.
Albany Symphony Orchestra
Apr 1994 - Nov 1996
I took a break from practicing law to work in arts administration. Accordingly, for my arts clients, I have relevant experience not only as a lawyer but as an arts administrator.
New York State Education Department
Dec 1987 - Apr 1994
General counsel duties for a state agency, including litigation. Successfully argued before New York’s highest court and opposed subsequent petition for certiorari before the United States Supreme Court. Received NY State special achievement award for work involving the repatriation of sacred wampum from the New York State Museum to the Onondaga Nation.
New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Department
Jul 1986 - Dec 1987
Research and opinion drafting for appellate justices