Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&AResponsive Law
- Business Law
- Communications & Internet Law
- Intellectual Property
- International Law
Additional Practice Areas
- Constitutional Law
- Social Media & Influencer
- Credit Cards Accepted
Flat fee and alternative fee arrangements welcome.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- State Bar of Michigan
- ID Number: P43506
- English: Spoken, Written
- Founding Attorney
- Traverse Legal, PLC
- - Current
- Changing the Way Law is Practiced. In 2004, Traverse Legal was a start-up. We created brand new business models for law that is now used by some to the biggest law firms in the country. We invented and incorporated technology into our process and client relations, which are still innovative and unique. We have represented clients of all types in connection with technology, Internet law, Intellectual Property and business matters. We can help you.As a niche law firm with controlled overhead and specialized practice areas, we can provide more cost-effective, knowledgeable and strategic representation than the large law firms we go up against every day. Our clients are based in over 25 different countries around the globe. There is a reason why some of the largest and most successful companies in the world select Traverse Legal to handle matters within our areas of experience.
- Michigan State University
- J.D. (1990) | Law
- Honors: Graduated first in class. Won more academic awards than anyone in school history.
- Albion College
- B.A. (1986) | Political Science
- American Jurisprudence- Civil Procedure
- American Jurisprudence
- Also won in a variety of other course from Constitutional Law to Contracts.
- Michigan State Bar  # 43506
Articles & Publications
- SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISING PRESENTS LEGAL ISSUES FOR INFLUENCERS, ADVERTISERS AND MANAGERS
- Traverse Legal
- Building New Business Models of Law , Internet Law Leadership Conference 2016 , Las Vegas, NV
- Internet Law Leadership Summit
- Michigan JD- Mich does not provide certifications for IP lawyers
- Michigna State Bar
Websites & Blogs
- Copyright Law
- Cybersquatting & Domain Name Disputes
- Internet Law Blog
- Trademark Law Blog
12 Questions Answered
- Q. I have a questions about copyright infringement and my stolen content
- A: This is a common problem. The first thing you should do is register your copyrights. You typically have less leverage if you are not registered. Registration will definitely help you with infringement moving forward. I would need to know more about where the works are being copied from and other details to give you my best thoughts. Check out these articles and feel free to reach out... https://www.traverselegal.com/blog/do-i-really-need-to-register-my-copyrights/ https://www.traverselegal.com/blog/what-is-copyright-infringement/
- Q. Licensee Exam Questions - Copyrights
- A: Potentially, yes. these are always fact specific questions. one fact can change the answer. but if you copied questions that are copyright protected, even from memory, there might be an issue. The real question would be what you intended to do with them next.
- Q. Copyrights of public places. Coloring book of public places.
- A: A building itself is not a copyrighted work. A picture or painting of a building is fixed in tangible form, and becomes copyrightable. There are possible trademark issue if a building is part of a mark (think statute of liberty and liberty mutual). The TM issue does not seem to apply to your book idea. I would encourage you to hire a copyright lawyer to review and provide an opinion if you are uncomfortable with the risk.
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