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Steven Stark Trademark Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
202 reviews

Richard Gora Trademark Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

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.
145 reviews

Joshua Garber Trademark Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

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.
154 reviews

Richard Shum Trademark Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

Richard Shum is a litigation attorney with almost a decade of experience. He has exceptional experience in real estate law and often works with entrepreneurs, as well as startup businesses. He can also assist clients with legal research and writing. Richard is licensed to practice law in New York and received his degree in law from the Suffolk University Law School. Richard is currently the owner and principal attorney at his own law firm.
2 reviews

Gitanjali Deb Trademark Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

Mishty Deb is a partner at LaSusa & Deb, PLLC. in Dallas, Texas. She has extensive legal experience in several areas of law including business and energy and has provided counsel to the U.S. Small Business Association, non-profits, and corporate clients. Mishty holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law as well as a B.S. from SMU where she was a President’s Scholar.
2 reviews

Matthew Hamilton Trademark Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

Matthew Hamilton is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for GlyEco, Inc. His responsibilities vary - he is required to draft, negotiate and review major contracts as well as administer corporate government functions and counseling management on a wide range of issues. Matthew was awarded the CALI Award regarding Writing for Law Practice. He attended Arizona State University College of Law and received his Juris Doctorate in 2012.

Kerry Dunne Trademark Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

Kerry Dunne is a business attorney that has been licensed to practice law in Washington for the past 11 years. She is the director of legal affairs at Sojern. Kerry has worked at FLEX by Fenwick, CadenceCounsel and Prohaska Consulting in the past. She received a J.D. in law at the Boston University School of Law in 2002 and also holds a B.A. in criminal justice. Kerry also has experience in mobile and digital media, business development and intellectual property law.
2 reviews

Matthew Morris Trademark Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

Matthew served as a Public Defender for over 2 years handling many criminal cases. Later, he became an Attorney with the Law Office of Eric Leckie. He is now the Owner of Top Tier Law Group, PLLC. His practice areas include estate planning, business or commercial law, and employment disputes, with his major focus on criminal, DWI, and traffic matters. Mr. Morris graduated in the top 10% of his class from the Regent University School of Law with his J.D. in 2012.

Joshua Cossey Trademark Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

Joshua Cossey is a business attorney with experience in numerous practice areas, including business formation, business operations, trademarks, real estate, tax, commercial contracts and mergers. He has represented both public and Fortune 500 companies, including HCigroup, ocenture and Clements Publishing. Joshua is licensed to practice law in Florida. He has won several awards and was listed among the International Top 100 Business’s Top 100 Lawyers in America.
1 review

Jordan Denning Trademark Lawyer for Vancouver, WA

Jordan Denning is an intellectual property attorney that also specializes in other areas of corporate law, including debt and bankruptcy, commercial contracts and business formation-related legal matters. He has represented the Bank of America and Wright Express and many other corporate clients. Jordan is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and South Carolina. He has been a general counselor at B4 Alliance since April 2017.
2 reviews

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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 Vancouver 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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