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Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp

Trademark & copyright litigator representing content creators and brands
  • Business Law, Trademarks, Intellectual Property
  • California
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Client Reviews
Miro B. January 22, 2023
Excellent Service ! Look no further, Mr. Clapp is the best ! We have been working with Mr. Clapp for a number of years now. In 30 years of doing business, working with Mr. Clapp has been, without a doubt the best experience we have ever had. One can not place a value on a life of experience, we are fortunate and grateful to call Mr. Clapp our attorney. He just gets things done, fast and to the point. No matter where you are located in the country, Mr. Clapp will take care of your intellectual property needs. Most importantly, he truly cares ! Mr. Clapp is the best !
Sean L. October 4, 2022
First-Rate Copyright Attorney Finding the right attorney can be difficult, and when it the first case against another company, the process can seem overwhelming. I was lucky to find Fritz to handle my legal case. Fritz’ depth and experience in copyright law helped guide me through the legal process. Legal cases take time to work through, Fritz was able to keep me calm and update to date on the requirements for the court. By providing all the requested facts, Fritz was able to win a settlement in my favor. I was so impressed that I went back to him for other copyright registry matters. I will continue to use Fritz’ services in the future.
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Previous career in computer industry, head of advanced software development and systems architecture for joint venture of two major computer manufacturers. Active in community affairs and politics in Sacramento, California. Former lobbyist for motorcyclists' rights in California legislature. Represented scores of trademark owners (including a world-famous brand) and content creators, consistently achieving clients' goals against some formidable adversaries including Marvel, Viacom, Electronic Arts, and Alexander McQueen.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Formation, Business Litigation
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Area
  • Copyright litigation
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Strong cases may be accepted on contingent fee basis
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Bills hourly or charges a flat fee, depending on the type of matter.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
Professional Experience
Trademark counsel
Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation
Brand management, infringement litigation
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
J.D. (1981)
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 99197
- Current
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Legal Answers
184 Questions Answered
Q. How would I trademark my Game?
A: First, before you commit to using a specific text and/or design as the trademark, you should consult an experienced trademark attorney to perform a search and opinion that the proposed mark is not confusingly similar to any other mark in use (whether registered or not) and is sufficiently distinctive to be registered. Then, your attorney would immediately submit an "intent to use" application for registration of the mark even before selling the product, because it takes over 8 months before an application is reviewed by a USPTO trademark examiner. By that time, assuming you had begun use of the mark, the application could be amended to reflect that the mark is in use and the process for registration will continue.
Q. Hello There is some confusion about Dizzy Gillespie.
A: The Gillespie Trust owns six active registrations for the text mark (name) DIZZY GILLESPIE, as used on valve oil, recording, mouthpieces, songbooks, trumpet polishing kits, and entertainment services. If there is a design mark depicting the person Dizzy Gillespie, it would not infringe the registered text mark for the goods and services.
Q. Am I required to do attestations in all 50 states for federal trademark? Company filed with asking $73 x 50 = $3650
A: Your application SN 97643107 for federal registration of the mark HERCULES DOCK BUMPERS was filed 10/21/2022 by attorney Sandy Lipkin and is awaiting assignment to an examining attorney, which currently takes 8.5 months. If the registration is granted, it will be effective throughout the US and all 50 states. There is no reason for you to have "attestations" or state registrations for the mark, and if your attorney says you do she is misleading you.
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Beverly Hills, CA 90213
Telephone: (888) 292-5784
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