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JoAnn Holmes

Intellectual property Attorney at Lawrenceville, GA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Jo Holmes

  • Licensed for 24 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1999
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Attorney JoAnn Holmes ("Jo") helps 7 and 8 figure companies grow recurring revenue through licensing brands, software and business content. She founded her legal and strategic services firm – – in 2015, and later launched its companion podcast – Your Business Ally™.

With over 20 years serving global organizations, Jo now oversees IP portfolios spanning 150 countries that have generated over $2 billion in annual revenue. And, she successfully negotiates contracts with respected enterprises like Disney, Microsoft, and Target.

Beyond her legal practice, Jo has dedicated more than 300 hours to community service over the past 5 years. Otherwise, she can be found rooting on her alma mater - Stanford University, or happily tinkering with the plants in her garden.

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279 W Crogan St
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046

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Posted by Frankie | April 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
I highly recommend JoAnn Holmes. Her expertise in contract law coupled with her knowledge of intellectual property has proven quite valuable to my social media consultancy. Not only does she address your immediate concerns, but also takes additional time to advise on how your situation might change in the future. I have been very satisfied with her services and continue to reach out to her as additional needs arise.
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Posted by Prem | February 27, 2017
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Best Startup Attorney
I have started my own company and Jo is the best overall advisor to a start-up company like mine. I am a scientist and in business for 48 years. Jo's expertise in trademarks, contracts and IP protection etc. is the best. She has been an incredible support to me so far and because of her experience she is already preparing and thinking for me for future.
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Posted by Danyelle | February 20, 2017
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The BEST Business Acquisition Attorney!!
I would highly recommend Jo Holmes!! After recently relocating to Georgia from California, I was in the process of acquiring a business and was searching for a local attorney that I would feel comfortable working with. I randomly found Jo's website while searching thru never-ending lists of attorneys on the internet. And I'm so glad that I found and contacted her!! I am beyond grateful to Jo. Honestly, without her consult, Im not sure what would have happened with my deal. I'm so pleased with my experience working with her. She listened to my needs, she worked within the budgets we set, she was efficient and mindful of my quick timelines, and she was very clear with her communication regarding the law and talking thru what is in my best interest. I really enjoyed strategizing and working with Jo. In addition to her professionalism, knowledge and integrity she was a voice of reason for me. She is without a doubt the only attorney I plan on working with as I move forward with this venture!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2017
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JoAnn Feedback
JoAnn has been a terrific support to us as a start-up, far more a business partner than just our attorney from afar. She’s been dedicated & focused, and hasn’t let up on the detail despite our having little time for the legal stuff. A true professional, dedicated & competent, but also very affable and a pleasure to deal with. -A long and successful relationship in the making!
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Posted by Olivia | October 17, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable and true business advocate
I must say, working with Jo Holmes is a pleasure. There is such a negative impression of lawyers, but she is honest, reasonable and truly gives the law a more approachable spin. Her rates are reasonable and work is impeccable. I must say, she makes the law so much more easy to understand. I recommend her as a true business ally.
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Posted by Christy | October 13, 2016
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Highly Recommended Attorney
I procrastinated for over a year in contacting an attorney due to my distrust. Jo was referred to me and came highly recommended. I am so glad I made the decision to partner with her. Not only is she highly competent but also professional, patient and trustworthy. She made complex legal processes easy to understand. She truly is "Your Business Ally". It was and is an honor to work with Jo. I highly recommend and hope to continue to partner with her as my brand expands. Respectfully, Ms. Christy
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Posted by Tera | April 11, 2016
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Jo Holmes-- Your existence gives me hope.
My heart spills over with GRATITUDE… From the moment I decided to step out on faith and contact Jo, I had no idea the “gift” that would ultimately be given. Jo Holmes is honestly one of those rare attorneys that once you discover her, you know you’ve found a gem! Her passion to serve others and celebrate the growth and business success of her clients will leave you breathless! She is fearless, focused, and incredibly intelligent. She works in a way that is very honest, progressive, and pragmatic. It was clear in every aspect of our communication -- from our consultation to the final filing process that she is a person genuinely invested in delivering her clients results both personally and professionally. She walks you through every element of the process -- the comprehensive search and clearance process, federal trademark classifications, office actions, and the application filing, so you feel confident and comfortable taking strategic and decisive action even after the filing is complete. Her professionalism and knowledge of matters regarding business law, intellectual property and technology is invaluable. Her commitment and willingness to go above and beyond to make sure you are represented well, does not go unnoticed. Undoubtedly, one of Jo's most powerful attributes is that she delivers! I am so excited for future clients to partner with her. Sometimes in life, we take chances and hope for the best. For me, it is clear and simple… Holmes@Law is the best! I’d recommend Jo in a heartbeat, to those wanting to protect their business and intellectual property assets. Her focus and determination to see your business succeed are characteristics that merely scratch the surface of what you’ll discover when you partner with her. I look forward to working with Jo for years to come… She is outstanding in every regard! As always, Jo. Thank you for believing in our success.
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Work Experience

  • Founder & Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Vice President, Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary
  • Bio-Lab, Inc.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Assoc General Counsel & Sr. Dir Global IP
  • Cott Corporation (and RC Cola International)
  • 2004 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Clayton State University
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Senior Associate
  • Troutman Sanders
  • 1999 - 2004
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  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Stanford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
  • Member and Speaker
  • 2016 - Present
  • Leadership Gwinnett - GLANCE
  • Graduate and Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Gwinnett Women's Business Owners Collective
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • SCORE - Small Business Administration Partner (serving Entrepreneurs and Small Companies)
  • Ongoing Speaker
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of Gwinnett
  • Gwinnett Magazine
  • 2017
  • IMPACT Regional Business Award
  • Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
  • 2017
  • 15 Year Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • McKesson Corporation Law Department Conference
  • Global Intellectual Property Expansion
  • 2015
  • Gwinnett Women's Small Business Collective Seminar
  • Small Business Law
  • 2015
  • State Bar of Georgia Legal Education
  • Intellectual Property Boot Camp
  • 2013
  • State Bar of Georgia Legal Education
  • International Intellectual Property Licensing
  • 2013
  • Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Conference
  • Likes, Tweets & Channels - The Legal Digs of Social Media
  • 2010
  • Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Conference
  • Protecting Your Client's Intellectual Property
  • 2009
  • Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Conference
  • Nuts & Bolts of Trademark Practice In-House
  • 2008
  • Charting Your Own Course Conference Seminar
  • Intellectual Property Practice Strategies
  • 2007
  • Cornell Law School Lecture
  • Intellectual Property Management Strategies
  • 2005
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Lawrenceville Intellectual property Lawyer JoAnn Holmes
JoAnn Holmes
Intellectual property Attorney
Lawrenceville, GA
Licensed for 24 years
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