Experienced attorney with an extensive background in commercial litigation,... more
Experienced attorney with an extensive background in commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, intellectual property protection and licensing, brand management, strategic positioning and counseling, anti-counterfeiting, media matters, entertainment matters, technology matters, business affairs and government affairs. Strategic communications and branding executive with experience... view profile
Good legal help can help creators make, protect, and build a successful creative... more
Good legal help can help creators make, protect, and build a successful creative venture. Your lawyer should understand how creative work gets done. I write, speak, and represent clients in matters dealing with copyright, trademark, business formation, and litigation.
If you are a copyright, trademark, or patent owner and someone wants to use, for example, your artwork, trademarked slogan, or patented invention, you may benefit from the services of a licensing attorney. Licensing attorneys write contracts that protect your intellectual property rights. These agreements specify how someone may use your property and how much you will be paid for such use. For example, can they use it for one year or ten years? Can they use it only in Illinois or can they use it around the world? Can they share your property with others? A licensing lawyer can help you answer all of these questions. They can also specify the recourse available to you if someone violates the licensing agreement. Licensing attorneys know the words to use that will best protect your intellectual property.