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Our Austin lawyers help businesses and individuals with their legal needs. A few of the major industries that represent Texas's economy include agriculture, oil and gas, and tourism.

Our platform has lawyers that specialize in intellectual property law. Intellectual property lawyers typically provide advice and other legal services that affect various aspects of protecting the IP of a business, which include patents, copyright, trademark law, licensing, franchising, distribution, technology transfers, and trade secret, and other types of legal issues that come up. ContractCounsel’s approach makes legal services affordable by removing unnecessary law firm overhead.

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Kendall C. on ContractsCounsel
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March 10, 2023

Kendall C.

Chief Counsel
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Suwanee, Georgia
23 Yrs Experience
Licensed in GA, TX
Tulane University

Kendall is a data privacy attorney by trade, and is an active member of the Bar in Texas and Georgia. In litigation, he handled thousands of cases to final disposition in litigation throughout the United States, Latin America, & Europe. As corporate counsel, he guides companies through the marketing and advertising industry and, by extension, many other industries. Further, Kendall is an adherent to the Ben Hogan school of swing thought and, by natural extension, is a proponent of accurate wedge play through residential neighborhoods. He occasionally aspires to a career in turf management.

Curt B. on ContractsCounsel
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March 25, 2023

Curt B.

Managing Partner
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Los Angeles, California
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, DC, FL, IL, MI
UCLA School of Law

Curt Brown has experience advising clients on a variety of franchising, business litigation, transactional, and securities law matters. Mr. Brown's accolades include: - Super Lawyers Rising Star - California Lawyer of the Year by The Daily Journal - Pro Bono Attorney of the Year the USC Public Interest Law Fund Curt started his legal career in the Los Angeles office of the prestigious firm of Irell & Manella LLP, where his practice focused on a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters, including securities litigation, antitrust, trademark, bankruptcy, and class action defense. Mr. Brown also has experience advising mergers and acquisitions and international companies concerning cyber liability and class action defense. He is admitted in California, Florida, D.C., Washington, Illinois, Colorado, and Michigan.

David L. on ContractsCounsel
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July 11, 2023

David L.

Managing Member
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El Paso Texas
26 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NM, TX
Texas Tech University School of Law

Experienced real estate, business, and tax practitioner, representing start up and established businesses with formation, contracts, and operational issues.

Jason H. on ContractsCounsel
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March 5, 2023

Jason H.

Managing Attorney
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Dallas, Texas
23 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX, VA
Regent University, School of Law

Jason has been providing legal insight and business expertise since 2001. He is admitted to both the Virginia Bar and the Texas State Bar, and also proud of his membership to the Fellowship of Ministers and Churches. Having served many people, companies and organizations with legal and business needs, his peers and clients know him to be a high-performing and skilled attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. In addition to being a trusted legal advisor, he is a keen business advisor for executive leadership and senior leadership teams on corporate legal and regulatory matters. His personal mission is to take a genuine interest in his clients, and serve as a primary resource to them.

Candace M. on ContractsCounsel
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February 24, 2023

Candace M.

Attorney
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Prosper, Texas
25 Yrs Experience
Licensed in LA, TX
Loyola University

For over 20 years, as an attorney and real estate broker, Candace has used her passion for business and real estate to help her clients succeed as business owners, entrepreneurs Realtors, and real estate investors. She and her team go above and beyond to simplify and solve those issues which trouble her clients. From the simple to the complex, she is ready to help. Her experience includes, Real Estate law, Contracts, Business Formation, Business Operating AGreements and Entrepreneurial counseling.

Alan A. on ContractsCounsel
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February 25, 2023

Alan A.

Attorney
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Austin, Texas
19 Yrs Experience
Licensed in OK, TX
University Of Oklahoma School of Law

I have dedicated my professional career and practice to Federal Government Procurement Law. My practice includes experience as an Army JAG who specialized in Government Procurement Law who represented contracting commands and requiring activities both deployed and in the United States and now as a civilian attorney who represents clients in all aspects of Federal Government Procurement Law. My clients are people and firms that are developing technology through the SBIR/STTR programs, OT's, and businesses using Small Business Administration (SBA) contracting programs.

Alex F. on ContractsCounsel
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March 17, 2023

Alex F.

Managing Attorney
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Golden, Colorado
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CO, TX
The University of Texas School of Law

I am a small business attorney licensed to practice in Colorado and Texas. I focus on commercial lending and outside general counsel services.

Marshal H. on ContractsCounsel
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May 2, 2023

Marshal H.

Attorney & Founder
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Houston, Texas
7 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
University of California, Berkeley

Sorry to toot my own horn, but I'm not your average lawyer. I graduated in the TOP 1% of my class from one of the nation's top law schools (Berkeley Law). I received eight awards for the HIGHEST GRADE in individual courses, including Constitutional Law, Advanced Legal Research, and Advanced Legal Writing. I worked for three years at a top-flight litigation boutique, where my clients included billion-dollar, household-name companies. I started my own law firm two years ago. Why? Because I wanted to help REAL PEOPLE, not just big companies. I win big cases on behalf of people who were done wrong by businesses, employers, and others. I am more than qualified to advise on any dispute, and am particularly experienced in matters related to digital commerce and consumer protection. Let's go get justice, together.

Holly H. on ContractsCounsel
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May 19, 2023

Holly H.

General Counsel
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Los Angeles, California
23 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
Thurgood Marshall School of Law

I have been licensed for 23 years in Texas and federal courts. I am available to work as registered In House Counsel in other states. For the past 14 years I have practiced Corporate Law, Oil and Gas, Agricultural Law, Commercial Real Estate (transactional), HR Law, and Environmental and Land Use. Prior to that, I practiced Criminal Law for both the prosecution and defense for ten years.

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May 21, 2023

Nancy S.

Attorney
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Houston, Texas
42 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
University of Houston

Seasoned corporate, business and real estate attorney with 30 years experience managing private practice groups and in-house legal functions for publicly traded, privately held, and family companies.

Matt T. on ContractsCounsel
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July 31, 2023

Matt T.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Dallas, TX
2 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
Samford University's Cumberland School of Law

Matt is a licensed attorney based out of Dallas, Texas. Despite having recently graduated, Matt has been immersed in the world of Corporate law throughout law school and beyond. As a result, he has benefitted from the unique and advantageous position of experiencing and working on a wide array of matters, such as reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts, overseeing regulatory compliance, business formation, risk management, and much more. Contact Matt today for a free consultation!

Penny R. on ContractsCounsel
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July 14, 2023

Penny R.

Founder/Owner
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Dallas, Texas
37 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
Southern Methodist University

I have practiced law for more than 35 years in the State of Texas. I am proud of the relationships I have formed with my clients and the high level of legal advice I have provided over these many years. I am responsive and will promptly address your particular situation. For 35 years I have counseled individuals, partnerships and corporations with regard to business formation, real estate transactions and issues, employer/employee relationships, contracts, estate planning and asset protection. I am licensed to practice law in all state courts in Texas and all federal courts. I have represented plaintiffs and defendants throughout the state in cases ranging from contract disputes to injury claims. I have worked with every type of business you can imagine from individuals to "mom and pop" businesses and businesses with assets of more than $10,000,000. My clients' businesses range from large construction contractors, investment companies, oil and gas companies, and commercial landlords, to name a few.

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Intellectual Property Legal Questions and Answers

Intellectual Property

Asset Purchase Agreement

North Carolina

Asked on Oct 11, 2023

How are intellectual properties handled in an asset purchase agreement?

I am looking to purchase a business that includes intellectual property and I want to ensure that it is properly handled in the asset purchase agreement. I am concerned that the intellectual property may not be properly transferred to me in the agreement and I want to make sure that the agreement is legally binding and that I will be the rightful owner of the intellectual property after the purchase.

N'kia N.

Answered Oct 17, 2023

Although not necessarily required, the parties to an asset purchase agreement oftentimes find that it is in their best interests to work with a knowledgeable intellectual property attorney. The attorney can negotiate and draft the parts of the agreement that pertain specifically to intellectual property. The attorney can also assist with the parts of the agreement that do not appear to affect intellectual property but have the potential to. If you are considering an asset purchase agreement that involves intellectual property, you should also consider hiring an intellectual property attorney.

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Intellectual Property

Patent Application

Virginia

Asked on Mar 11, 2023

I have a dresser I made, I understand one can not copyright a dresser.my dresser I want to get a design copyright.

I have a dresser I made, I like the design of the dresser. I would like to get a design copyright if I can.

Jane C.

Answered Mar 14, 2023

You will need a design patent

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Intellectual Property

Employment Handbook

Florida

Asked on Jun 15, 2023

Employment handbook intellectual property policy?

I recently started a new job and was provided with an employee handbook that outlines company policies and procedures. I am concerned about the intellectual property policy outlined in the handbook, as it is not clear to me whether I have any ownership rights over the work I am creating for the company. I would like to understand my rights with respect to the intellectual property I am creating for the company, and what I can do to ensure that I am protected.

Daniel D.

Answered Jul 21, 2023

Without seeing the handbook it would be difficult to answer your question. Generally, what an employee creates for the Company is Company property, unless you have an agreement with them that states otherwise. It would also be helpful to know if you are an employee or independent contractor. Sometimes Company's give employee handbooks to independent contractors but the classification of whether you are an employee or independent contractor is important to this analysis.

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Intellectual Property

Trademark

Massachusetts

Asked on Oct 22, 2021

Can I trademark the name of my software?

Can I trademark the name of my software if the same name is already trademarked in a different country/state? I am starting up a FinTech company right now and I am trying to trademark the name of my mobile app; however, after some searching, I realized that a company in the UK has already trademarked the same name. It is also a company that makes a mobile app in the FinTech industry - just in a different area of interest. Are there any suggestions for how I would go about trademarking the name of my software, or do I have to come up with a different name?

Roman V.

Answered Nov 2, 2021

Yes, it's generally possible to trademark the name of your software, as long as it is not a generic name or descriptive of the product. You should also do a clearance search to make sure no other company is using the same or similar name for similar services. I would be glad to discuss more details and help with the trademark process. Thanks.

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Intellectual Property

Joint Agreement

California

Asked on Mar 21, 2023

Can a JV hold patents?

I am currently exploring the possibility of forming a joint venture (JV) with another company in my industry. As part of our business plan, we are considering the development of new products and technologies that may be patentable. However, I am unsure if a JV has the legal capacity to hold patents and protect our intellectual property rights. Therefore, I would like to seek advice from a lawyer on this matter.

Jane D.

Answered Apr 14, 2023

As a legal entity, a joint venture (JV) can own a patent. Given the temporary nature of JVs and the fact that there will be multiple owners of any patents, there is a complex mix of intellectual property (IP) ownership rights, dispute resolution, and enforcement issues that need to be agreed upon in order to properly protect everyone's intellectual property rights. Consideration will need to be given to what IP ownership and rights will look like during and after the JV and it may be easier to have both companies listed as the patent authors for inventions from the outset (versus naming the JV as the author). A joint IP agreement is the best solution to outline the rights of each party, the process for developing patentable technologies sufficient to be a patent author, filing and prosecuting patents, and future licensing and exploitation of the patent.

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