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Richard G.

Richard Gora

191 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

257 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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Ross Brandborg

109 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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Pamela V.

Pamela Vavra

Pamela Vavra was previously an engineer, systems analyst and software developer. Now she is an Attorney practicing law in California - she is a Certified Informational Privacy Professional. Her practice areas include Business, Intellectual Property, Privacy, as well as Landlord or Tenant matters. Pamela attended Santa Clara University School of Law. She is admitted to the State Bar of California.
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Brian H.

Brian Hall

2 reviews
Brian A. Hall is a member of Traverse Legal, PLC and the managing partner of its Austin, Texas office. He has represented enterprise Internet and technology companies, star... read more
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Ozelle M.

Ozelle Martin

2 reviews
Ozelle is a trademark attorney and a juris doctor graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, where she focused her studies in intellectual property. She also hol... read more
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Melvin C.

Melvin Cade

Melvin Cade has assisted corporate clients with their legal matters for the past two decades. He has a license to practice law in Louisiana and holds a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he received after graduating from the Southern University Law Center with honors. Melvin’s primary practice area is a business formation, but he is also able to assist with commercial contracts, trademarks and general lawsuits. Melvin has been a sole practitioner since 2005.
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David F.

David Fritz

A founding partner at Boyarski Fritz LLP, David focuses on the legal needs of clients in media and entertainment. His firm has offered counsel to many big name clients in the media and entertainment industry including recording artists, television personalities, consumer goods brands, production companies, and more. Suffice to say, he has a diverse portfolio of work which gives him an edge when it comes to legal matters in media and entertainment.
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Jared S.

Jared Stark

11 reviews
Jared Stark is a business attorney that focuses on trademark matters and general business law. He primarily assists startups and small business overcome legal obstacles, but have also worked with larger corporations. Jared has extensive experience with negotiating and drafting legal documents. He has a license to practice law in Florida and the District of Columbia. Jared is currently the managing attorney at Stark Business Law PLLC.
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Brian M.

Brian Meegan

CEO and founder of Watson Ltd. Brian Meegan offers office solutions for small or independent law firms. This includes services such as bookkeeping, paralegal, billing, and marketing support. Prior to founding Watson Ltd., Brian worked for Evergent Law, a firm that offered budget-minded solutions to both business owners and individuals.
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Our experienced Missoula 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 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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