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About Me

The Law Office of Laura McFarland-Taylor provides counsel in the selection, clearance, and maintenance of trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The Law Office of Laura McFarland-Taylor is also well-versed in equine business – such as risk assessment and drafting boarding contracts, barn rules, liability releases, sale agreements, leases, and share boarding agreements.


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Trademarks, equine business practices/risk assessment, notary.


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Practice Areas


  1. Trademark Application: 90%
    16 years
  2. Animal Law: 10%
    10 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

131 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mrs. Mcfariand-Taylor. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I really want all people to contact her for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
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  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact Info

Law Office of Laura McFarland-Taylor

P.O. Box 1771
Bolingbrook, IL, 60440-3827


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Executive Board, John Marshall J. of Computer & Info. LawThe John Marshall Law School1998
Phi Theta KappaPhi Theta Kappa Honor SocietyN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/ALaw Office of Laura McFarland-Taylor2009 - Present
EditorLexisNexis2001 - Present
Adjunct Professor, Paralegal ProgramSouth Suburban College2007 - 2007
AttorneyDavis Mannix McGrath1999 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Equine AttorneysN/AN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
2(d) refusal to register trademark2(d) refusal withdrawn
Opposition filed by major pharmaceutical companyWe reached an amicable agreement whereby my client’s application was unopposed and proceeded to registration.
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Publication NameTitleDate
The John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information LawTracking Stolen Artworks on the Internet: A New Standard for Due Diligence1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The John Marshall Law SchoolIntellectual PropertyLL.M - Master of Laws2000
The John Marshall Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of MiamiPublic Relations and Music MerchandisingBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Department of Legal StudiesLegal Research and Writing2007
Equine Operations programEquine Law2005