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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 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

188 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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David Yamaguchi

164 reviews
Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
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Jill J.

Jill Jacobson

5 reviews
With a Ph.D. in biochemistry and a technical background in chemistry and chemical engineering, Jill Jacobson’s expertise lies in biotechnology, life science, and Cleantech industries. She has more than 14 years’ experience working as a patent practitioner, providing clients with patent and trademark procurement, patent portfolio evaluation, and other intellectual property law services.
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David Savidge

2 reviews
David began his career working with the Manhattan Admiralty Field Office of the United States Department of Justice and then Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York. He then ... read more
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Cary C.

Cary Chien

Cary Chien brings an impressive professional resume to the table with a specialized education and former career as a test engineer which adds notable credibility to his rising legal career in Hopkins & Carley’s IP & Patent Litigation Department in San Jose, CA. As a published legal author, he's established a striking presence in the complex, competitive and high-risk field of IP law.
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Luthien N.

Luthien Niland

Luthien Niland specializes in business law and primarily focuses on assisting startup businesses with legal advice that will help them start and grow. She focuses on restaurants, food producers and bars, but also has experience in assisting startup companies in other industries with their legal matters. Luthien is licensed to practice law in California. She has a Juris Doctor degree and more than four years of experience as an attorney. She is currently a senior attorney at Bend Law Group PC.
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Jonathan S.

Jonathan Spangler

Jonathan Spangler is an attorney at law with over 22 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and is also a registered member of the California Patent Bar. Jonathan obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the University of Dayton School of Law. He primarily specializes in patents, with a particular focus on legal matters that involves trademark and copyright law. Between 2001 and 2016, Jonathan serves as the VP at Nuvasive.
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Cara D.

Cara Dearman

Based in Mount Prospect, Illinois, Cara Dearman is an attorney with expertise in privacy and data law. She is Senior Counsel at the Sears Holding Corporation and focuses on privacy issues. An experienced litigator, she previously worked at Wheeler, Trigg, O'Donnell in Denver, and at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. Cara holds a J.D., with High Honors, from The University of Texas School of Law.
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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 Missoula 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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What Can Be Trademarked?

A phrase, word, symbol, device, or even a color are all eligible for a trademark. Anything that distinguishes the goods of your party or company from another qualifies. However, the item must be used in a commercial setting to obtain protection from the law. Trademarks have a 10-year protection span.

Trademark are important to:

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A trademarkable symbol also lets customers know who you are. This is especially important when two companies in the same industry have a similar name, for example.

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Willful infringement is when someone copies a claimed invention and knew the entire time that the invention was patented, thus committing patent infringement. An infringement is considered willful when:

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While you can learn how to patent an idea, logos cannot be patented because the term patent describes ownership that protects inventions.

However, logos can be protected in a similar way by a trademark or service mark. Trademarks protect logos attached to products while service marks protect logos attached to services. Both trademarks and service marks are often referred to as trademarks. Following these established steps is the best way to trademark your logo.

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A trademark protects a symbol, name, word, logo, or design used to represent the manufacturer of goods. A patent gives property rights to an inventor for a new product, preventing others from making an identical product. Many companies use both to protect intellectual property, although the two are not interchangeable.

What sets a trademark apart from other legal protections is that it only covers a single mark. That protection might be part of a logo, a symbol, a phrase, a word, or a design. But a trademark does not extend any protection to the products manufactured by the company that owns it. Another business or person can legally produce the same goods or offer the same services unless tho

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Copyrights, trademarks, patents, and licenses are each a different form of intellectual property (IP) rights protection recognized by U.S. law. The distinctions among them can be subtle and often the same product or service may involve more than one of these IP rights. How can you tell them apart when deciding how to protect your company’s assets? Here’s how.

Copyrights

Copyright protects the rights of “authors” in their original creative works. Copyrightable works include artistic creations, like novels, paintings, films, and songs, but also business-related works like software code, website designs, architectural drawings, marketing reports, and product manuals.

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