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Richard G.

Richard Gora

180 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

242 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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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

114 reviews
Johnny Manriques is a patent attorney with extensive experience in dealing with cases that involves intellectual property law and related legal matters. He has more than 14 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Johnny is registered with the State Bar of California. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law. Johnny recently started his own firm, but worked with Procopio Cory for three years prior to starting his own law office.
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Jack Jmaev

5 reviews
Jack Jmaev is a professional patent attorney that specializes in patent applications, contracts and agreements, as well as patent infringement. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln University and obtained his degree in law in 2001. He also attended the California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo and obtained a B.S. in Engineering Science in 1982. Jack has an extensive technical background and has several years of entrepreneurial experience.
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Michael M.

Michael Moro

Michael Moro works as in-house counsel for the company Deltatre. This company specializes in international sports media. As in-house counsel, Michael advises the company on commercial and corporate transactions and negotiates contracts for vendors and clients. He is also responsible for the legal components of Deltatre geographic expansion.
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Chris F.

Chris Flower

Chris Flower is a business attorney that specializes in contracts, agreements and trademark applications. Chris has been licensed to practice law for the past 23 years. While Chris has served clients in California since 1993, he also recently obtained a license from the New Jersey state. He attended the University of Colorado, Boulder. Chris is now the corporate counsel at Tech Armor. Before his position at Tech Armor, Chris was a worldwide general counsel at Belkin International.
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Jonathan H.

Jonathan Hood

2 reviews
Jonathan Hood is both an entrepreneur and a business attorney. He has over six years of experience in the legal field and is licensed to practice law in New York. Jonathan has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained from the Pace University School of Law. He specializes in reviewing, negotiating and drafting commercial contracts. Jonathan started serving corporate clients from his private law offices in March 2014.
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Wendy A. H.

Wendy A. Harris

Before Wendy founded her practice Wendy Harris Law, PLLC, she has represented Fortune 500 companies and professionals in high profile litigations and investigations. Her firm provides services regarding small business, family law, civil litigation, and white collar defense for individuals with cost-effective solutions. She also has an active pro bono service that won an award.
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Dana B.

Dana Bucy

Dana Bucy has over five years’ experience in the business law field and specializes in areas such as business formation, business operations and trademarks. She is currently an attorney at DM Law LLC and have been approved to practice law in Maryland since 2011. Dana is a member of the Anne Arundel County Bar and the American Bar Associations. She completed her JD in 2011, but also obtained a Master of Laws in 2015 at the University of Baltimore.
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Cory Shackelford

Cory Shackelford is a passionate Music Attorney who is currently working for himself. Before that, he handled the Legal Affairs for Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. and worked as an advocate for Whittier Law School's Children's Advocacy Clinic. He is skilled in Legal Writing, as well as Legal Research. He attended Whittier Law School in 2008 and graduated with his J.D. in 2011. Immediately after graduation, Cory began his work in the legal world.
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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 Wilmington 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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A trademark lawyer costs around $1,000 to $2,000 for the general trademark process, but disputes could cost the client an additional $300 $400 an hour.

Some of the trademark lawyer costs you may see include:

  • Filing fees for the trademark application.
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Types of Costs

Registering a federal trademark in the United States includes several costs. First, a business owner pays fees to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (the "USPTO"). These fees are sometimes called "costs" or "official fees." Second, a client might pay fees to a trademark attorney. This trademark attorney manages the process of registering a trademark. The attorney makes sure you avoid mistakes that could affect the usefulness o

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An unregistered trademark is a logo, graphic, image, or word that has not been approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. However, companies can use the trademark (TM) logo to show their company has use of a particular of a visual idea. Other businesses can use this logo without legal matters in some cases.

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Trademark Checklist: How to Register and Maintain Trademarks

  1. Make a trademark.
  2. Find out whether you are eligible for a trademark.
  3. Do a trademark search in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) database.
  4. Read about your legal options.
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The trademark symbol (TM) is a mark that companies often use on a logo, name, phrase, word, or design that represents the business. The registered symbol (R) represents a mark that is a registered trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Some people think you can use the two interchangeably, but this is not the case. The TM symbol actually has no legal meaning. You can use the symbol on any mark that your company uses without registering it.

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