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L. Ford Banister

Intellectual property Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   6 reviews

also known as L. Ford Banister, II

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2016
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Official Avvo of Ford Banister IP, a full service American law firm dedicated to securing, maintaining, and protecting intellectual property rights. Ford Banister IP enforces intellectual property rights through the filing of lawsuits in American courts. If your trademarks and/or copyright protected materials are being violated, Ford Banister IP can stop the violations from continuing and obtain damages on your behalf, turning these violations into cash that you can use to grow and operate your business.  Ford Banister IP also serves those accused of violating intellectual property rights with a practice focus on defending overseas ecommerce businesses who face lawsuits in American courts. In the past four years alone, Ford Banister IP has resolved more than 4,000 individual claims on behalf of merchants on the eBay, Amazon, Joom, Alibaba, AliExpress, Wish and other ecommerce platforms. For a full description of our legal services, see the firm website at . Our international staff speaks English, Mandarin and Tagalog and can communicate in basic Spanish. Contact Ford Banister IP today to protect and defend your most valuable business asset, your intellectual property, and to resolve any claims made against your business for trademark or copyright violations. 


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Ford Banister IP
305 Broadway - Floor 7
New York, NY, 10007

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Posted by Teng Guangyao | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
responsible lawyer, supper recommended!
Through years of hard work, I have built a respectable online jewelry retail business. My USA registered trademark was infringed by other e-commerce sellers. I hired Attorney Banister to sue them. He got court order to take down the infringing listings immediately and a judgment awarding me significant damages, turning the trademark infringement into a decent amount of cash that I have used to grow my business. He has been tenacious and aggressive in his representation of my company and interests. He and his staff are responsive, keeping me updated and informed on the progress of my suits. I highly recommend him. 
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Posted by wendy | June 21, 2018
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AN awsome Lawyer to have on your side!
In 2017, I shipped some goods from my home in Joliet, Illinois to Shenzhen, China through a website. When my things were delivered to Hong Kong and I had to go there to get them, I posted some truthful reviews about the bad service I had received from ShippingQuest. Never did I imagine what was to come. The people behind the website threatened to ruin my life and reputation and to close the school for special needs children I own. And then they actually purchased my name as a domain and put up a website with a picture of me stolen from one of my social media profiles under the words "Erotic Massage" and surrounded by sexually suggestive photos, as though I were a prostitute rather than a special education teacher. I took this outlandish story to Ford Banister. Where many lawyers might have just turned me away and thought I was crazy, he took the time to investigate. Ford Banister filed suit on my behalf for this identity theft. For nine months he investigated, discovering the identity of the people who did this to me: Winston Dan Vogel, Albert Abramov and Javier "Chaim" Sajonvsky. In January 2018, Ford Banister won the maximum damages award possible under the primary law I sued under: $100,000 plus costs and attorney's fees. You can read about my case, Sulda v. ShippingQuest, et al, Case No. 17-cv-2350 (N.D. Ill) at the website I put up to share my story and warn others about this fraudulent shipping service that uses intimidation and identity theft to try to silence its critics: Ford Banister continues to defend my right to speak freely. He recently answered a frivolous complaint filed by the people behind ShippingQuest to shut down my website. Ford Banister is also helping me collect the judgment that ShippingQuest so far refuses to pay. If you are victim of an identity theft like I was, Ford Banister will doggedly and tenaciously pursue your case. I highly recommend Ford Banister.
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Posted by Catherine | February 13, 2018
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Chinese Police clearance obtained fast and professionally
I am very pleased to recommend Attorney Ford Banister's services with regard to obtaining a Chinese police clearance for me once I no longer lived in China. Through his Chinese assistant, everything went very smoothly. Both the attorney and the assistant answered my email very promptly if I had a question for either of them. I was instructed precisely what documents to provide on my period of employment in China and assisted at every stage. I was in touch regularly with the attorney's assistant who kept me informed of how many days left there would be until I received the document as she knew I had a tight deadline. The document came quickly with a notarized translation in a form that complied with the requirements of the Canadian immigration procedures. Payment was clear and easy through Paypal. The efficient and professional handling of the application for my Chinese police clearance was key to the success of my application for permanent residence in Canada.
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Posted by John | November 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Problem Solved
I contacted Ford Banister with a complicated question about eligibility for education benefits. Ford looked into my situation in depth, gave me regular updates and ultimately provided me with a complete solution so that I was able to receive financial aid. I am pleased to share my appreciation for Attorney Ford Banister.
Posted by Vian | April 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
L. Ford Banister is a very good lawyer
L. Ford Banister helped me to fight with the plaintiff and helped me to save lots of money while successfully restore my online account.
Response from L. Ford Banister April 23, 2017
Thanks for the kind review. I am always pleased to help my clients attain the best possible outcomes.
Posted by Gabriela | December 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service!
I contacted Attorney Banister for guidance in dealing with a difficult immigration question. Attorney Banister patiently reviewed all of the facts and then provided us with detailed instructions on how to proactively avoid any issues. My family is relieved to have received a carefully considered solution to a complicated problem. Will positively recommend him.
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Response from L. Ford Banister January 17, 2017
Thank you Gabriela. I am very happy to be able to assist you and your family.
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Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Ford Banister IP
  • 2016 - Present


  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Georgia, North Georgia College and State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
  • University of Georgia, North Georgia College and State University
  • BS
  • 2004


  • American Bar Association
  • 2020 - Present
  • Federal District Court For the Northern District of Illinois
  • Admitted to General Bar
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Endorse L. Ford
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ford is inspired, zealous and fair. His clients can have the utmost confidence in his performance, character and professionalism."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Banister is very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients. He freely shares his knowledge to educate both the general public and other attorneys."
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