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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

276 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 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

198 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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Joe B.

Joe Brennan

4 reviews
I am a senior corporate/regulatory/technology attorney, with 15+ years of experience that includes both in-house (General Counsel) and law firm roles. And I have deep exper... read more
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Martin D. P.

Martin D. Parsons

2 reviews
Martin retired from the military after spending four years on active duty in the Marine Corps and twenty-two years, part-time and full-time, in the Illinois Army National G... read more
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Mark G.

Mark Grzymala

2 reviews
Attorney Mark Grzymala is the founder of Grzymala Law Office, P.C. His law office focuses on mechanics liens, commercial litigation, corporate law, and construction law. He is dedicated to representing clients who are small business owners, subcontractors, owners, developers, and the like. Attorney Grzymala was raised in small business, so he is able to connect with his clients and he knows exactly what they need and the guidance required. He is also trained in real estate disputes, collection actions, and evictions.
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Jonathan P.

Jonathan Phillips

2 reviews
focus my practice in three main - Intellectual property and internet law. I obtain intellectual property protection for firm clients and enforce those rights. I also defe... read more
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Margaret (Margie) O.

Margaret (Margie) O'connor

Margaret O’Connor graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s of science degree in math before studying law at Loyola University Chicago. Although Margie O’Connor is a general attorney who has worked in a big firm and government environments, she prefers advocating for clients in corporate law, assisting executives with improving their processes while being conscious of budgets and bottom lines.
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Jordan F.

Jordan Finfer

Jordan Finfer is best known for his tactful and delicate approach to all business legal matters. Mr. Finfer will tailor and customize all legal strategies with your business in mind. He has a high success rate and has helped yield settlements into the six-figure range for many different cases. Whether you need help trademarking a name or you have questions about employment laws, Attorney Finfer is ready to help you.
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Dennis E.

Dennis Esford

Dennis Esford is a professional commercial litigation attorney that has experience in both federal and state courts. Although he is a successful litigator, he also focuses on trade secret suits, tort claims, copyright infringements, and business contract claims. Attorney Esford allows his 12 years of experience to guide him and be fearless in the courtroom.
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Our experienced Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines 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.

Our attorneys can also help protect your trademark around the globe by assisting clients with filing trademark applications under the Madrid Protocol, which allows trademark holders to obtain protection in multiple countries by filing a single application.

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