Five Value Additions of an Attorney’s Assistance with Trademarks

It is not necessary to have an attorney representing you to register your trademark. However, there are some very good reasons to have an attorney’s assistance.

Summary Regarding Trademarks and Brand

I wrote about the basics of trademark registration and branding previously. In summary, legal Trademark protection is about unfair competition and protecting consumers from misrepresentations. The idea with the protection is that consumers who come to recognize a distinctive mark as indicating the source of goods or services should be protected […]

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Douglas Griess Receives Martindale-Hubbel’s AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating

After a survey of peers, Martindale-Hubbel® awarded Douglas Griess its highest peer review rating of AV® Preeminent in the areas of Business Law, Litigation, and Construction Law. The rating can be found at Douglas Griess’s Profile Listing on

Douglas received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from his peers in the areas of Legal Knowledge, Analytical Abilities, Judgment, Communication Ability, and Legal Experience. The peers included attorneys in various areas of practice and jurisdictions, as well as […]

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Make Sure the Lawyer is Your Lawyer

Lawyers represent clients.  And it is important to realize that lawyers have very strict responsibilities and obligations to their clients.  Among these is the obligation to work for their client’s interests.  They have no obligation to consider a non-client’s interest.  In short, if you are not the attorney’s client, the attorney is not on your side. 

This does not necessarily mean that lawyers are trying to take advantage of all the non-clients out there.  In fact, a client can direct […]

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