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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

175 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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Anthony H.

Anthony Horgan

2 reviews
Anthony Horgan is an entrepreneurial corporate attorney who has been practicing law for the past 16 years. In addition to his experience as an attorney, Anthony is also a skilled businessman. Anthony has been licensed to practice law in California and obtained his degree in law from the Villanova University School of Law. He primary specializes in legal matters that involve securities and finances. Anthony has been serving as a partner at Reliance Law Group since September 2017.
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Ian C.

Ian Chowdhury

2 reviews
Ian Chowdhury worked as a Litigation and Transaction Attorney for the well-known tech law firm, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati for over 3 years. Currently, he is the Attorney and Owner of his own Law Practice. He helps both individuals and entrepreneurs with licensing, complex litigation, copyright matters, trademark issues and more. He became a Doctor of Law in 1998 with the Santa Clara University School of Law - this was after he obtained his BA in Psychology from the Oakland University.
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James L. M.

James L. Moultrie Iii

2 reviews
James L. Moultrie III is a partner of the law firm Haysbert | Moultrie LLP. He specializes in entertainment, corporate, common interest development, and intellectual proper... read more
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Julia P.

Julia Park

Julia Park has three years of in-house legal experience working at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. She served as in-house counsel to the top pediatric research center and hospital with over 5,000 employees. Her experience lies in IP licensing agreements, joint venture and partnership agreements, and a variety of other business contracts and service agreements. She is detail-oriented and is able to assist in business disputes and the development of business policies and procedures.
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Sean P. P.

Sean P. Patrick, Esq.

Sean P. Patrick, Esq. works as a co-managing partner at Rifkind Patrick LLC. Mr. Patrick is best known for his knowledge of business law and has helped hundreds of clients in regulatory compliance, trade secrets, business law, and product liability cases. Mr. Patrick is an active member of both the Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association. In addition to his business law experience, Mr. Patrick worked as a legal clerk at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
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Brett W. H.

Brett W. Hagadorn

Over 20 years in-house experience in Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare companies. Provide general legal consulting services with focus on Life S... read more
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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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