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Richard G.

Richard Gora

180 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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Joshua Garber

234 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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Seth W.

Seth Wiener

798 reviews
As an experienced trial lawyer and litigator, Seth Wiener has resolved numerous federal and state litigations. His cases have included everything from family law to bankruptcy to fraud and more. Before Seth formed his own firm, the Law Office of Seth W. Wiener, he worked for several prominent law offices where he gained a great deal of experience.
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Jared C.

Jared Cohen

Jared Cohen has worked with some of the top law firms in the United States and has extensive experience in dealing with cases related to business operations, finance, business operations and transactions. He primarily provides his legal services to clients in the technology industry. Jared has a licensed to practice law in New York. He received his law degree from the New York University School of Law. Jared has been a legal advisor to numerous startup companies since 2012.
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Ayesha C.

Ayesha Chidolue

7 reviews
Ayesha Chidolue is a business attorney with 11 years of experience in the legal field. She primarily assists startup businesses and growing companies with their legal issues. Ayesha has extensive experience in all legal matters related to business formation, as well as employment law and trademark law. She is licensed to practice law in New York and Floria. Ayesha attended the George Washington University Law School. She started her own law firm in September 2016.
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Kieran D.

Kieran De Terra

2 reviews
Kieran De Terra is a business lawyer that has been licensed to practice law in California for the past two years. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law. Kieran specializes in providing legal assistance to start up businesses, with a primary focus on trademark and copyright law. He has been an attorney at Wilkinson Mazzeo PC since January 2016.
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Brian R.

Brian Ross

2 reviews
Brian Ross is an experienced business attorney and former litigator, focusing on commercial and corporate law, Internet and technology, intellectual property and emerging i... read more
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Kyle K.

Kyle Kinzy

2 reviews
Kyle Kinzy is a corporate attorney who has been practicing law for more than two decades. He is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Texas. Kyle received his law degree from the South Texas College of Law. He is exceptionally experienced in dealing with commercial contracts, including drafting, negotiating and reviewing. Kyle has represented numerous corporate clients, including Total Home Professionals, Papa John’s Pizza Franchisee and Urban Green Technologies.
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Laura G.

Laura Greene

2 reviews
Laura Greene is an attorney at law with six years of experience. She is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and Tennessee. Laura has a J.D. in law, which she obtained from the University of Toledo. Laura is exceptionally experienced in tax law, but also focuses on legal matters that involves labor and employment law. She is also skilled in dealing with commercial contracts. Laura founded her own law office in December 2017.
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S. Claire G.

S. Claire Gibson

7 reviews
S. Claire Gibson, founder of Gibson Law, focuses her practice on intellectual property and trademark prosecution. Claire has worked for a few big-name companies including JPMorganChase, Dreamworks Classics, and NBCUniversal and also smaller companies like cosmetics companies and food distributors. In addition, she is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to legal matters involving the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Our experienced Cincinnati trademark attorneys & lawyers represent individuals and businesses with everything they need to secure and protect their trademarks. Our attorneys can help individuals with everything from trademark clearance searches to determine whether the desired mark is available for adoption, use, and registration. By reviewing the search reports thoroughly, they can conclusively determine the extent to which a mark is already being used and the potential success of filing a trademark.

Trademark licensing can be complex, but our trademark attorneys have experience drafting agreements on behalf of both licensees and trademark owners - thus allowing you to capitalize on your valuable intellectual property. Our Cincinnati trademark attorneys can also draft and file your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including Intent to Use and Use in Commerce applications.

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