Copyrights and Trademarks

Copyrights and trademarks deals with the legal processes surrounding intellectual property protection.

A trademark protects names, phrases and symbols used to identify the source of goods and/or services in the market.

A copyright protects original creative works such as books, movies, songs, paintings, photographs, web content and choreography.

JEP lawyers working on Copyrights and Trademarks provide services that may include:

  • Trademark and copyright infringement
  • Drafting intellectual property agreements
  • Responding to cease and desist notices
  • Registering trademarks
  • Disputing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violations
  • Braden Tilghman

    Cook and surrounding counties

    www.co-counselor.com/

    Brady provides legal services to equity-minded organizations in the Chicagoland area.  He believes in learning and lawyering alongside clients while providing affordable flat-fee legal services that help community-based organizations navigate the legal system.  Although Brady’s practice is primarily focused on supporting nonprofit organizations and small businesses, he believes in responsive legal services that address his client’s needs as they define them; even if that requires him to blur the bounds of his practice areas.

    Brady can be reached at brady@co-counselor.com  He charges a $50 consultation fee that is credited towards the total cost of service.


  • Michael Reed

    The Law Office of Michael Reed

    Serves in Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry, Lake, and Will Counties

    www.chireedlegal.com

    Michael Reed is an advocate, consultant, and art enthusiast. He is motivated to use his law degree to help others achieve their goals and reach their potential. Michael entered law school because of the potential he saw in the legal profession to promote positive social change and protect creative enterprises. He puts his license to use every day to advise entrepreneurs and small business owners on their legal rights while teaching them how to protect their intellectual property. While Michael is often mistaken for a native Chicagoan due to his love of beer and sub-zero temperatures, he is originally from Wisconsin, where he also went to college for philosophy and moonlit as a band promoter. He doesn’t want to go a day without hearing a great new idea, a unique solution to an old problem, or experiencing something that inspires him. If this also sounds like you, then he would like to be your attorney.

    Michael can be reached at mreed@chireedlegal.com or on the phone at 312-620-3852. This firm charges a $200 consultation fee, includes document review.


  • Amy Cook

    Amy Cook Law LLC

    Serving Cook and surrounding counties

    amycooklaw.com

    As a small business owner, former executive director of a nonprofit, and years of experience in the publishing industry, Amy Cook is uniquely suited to understand and address her clients’ legal needs. Amy concentrates her work on entity formation, drafting and reviewing contracts, protecting intellectual property, and mediation for business owners, nonprofit organizations, writers and other creative professionals. Her goal is to provide clients peace of mind that they are on solid legal ground and allow them to focus on their passions.

    Amy has a particular interest in serving businesses and nonprofits working to create healthy and sustainable food systems for all. She also has written and presented extensively on legal issues for writers. Amy is an active member of the Chicago legal community, serving as the Chicago Bar Association Food Law Committee Chair and has served as editor-in-chief of the CBA Record magazine.

    Amy is proud to be part of the JEP, volunteers for Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Lawyers for the Creative Arts, and serves on the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission. She received her JD and MA in journalism from Drake University and a BA from UCLA.

    Amy can be reached at 630-401-2536 or via email at amy@amycooklaw.com. This firm does not charge for an initial brief consultation.


  • India Rios

    Attorney at Law, Seven Eleven Law Group

    Serves in Cook, Will, and Lake counties

    www.711lawgroup.com

    India Rios is the principal attorney of the Seven Eleven Law Group. India is committed to helping entertainers, entrepreneurs, and creatives secure a strong legal foundation for their business while building generational wealth and a timeless legacy. India’s practice is centered around business formation, reorganization, and brand protection. India offers a wide variety of trademark registration, opposition, and litigation services.

    One thing that separates India from every attorney you know is her relentless work ethic and her commitment to providing exceptional service to her clients at affordable rates. As a veteran, the United States Navy laid the foundation for India’s work ethic and her meticulous attention to detail. Competent legal representation is hard to find and law firms with exceptional service standards are practically obsolete. The 711 Law Group is dedicated to finding solutions to your legal problems. India can be reached at via email at India@711LawGroup.com. This firm charges a $250 one-hour consultation fee or a 20-minute potential client discovery call for $50. Feel free to schedule a discovery call here.


  • Shymane Robinson

    True Lawyer, LLC

    Serves in Cook County

    www.truelawyer.com

    Shymane S. Robinson, a Chicago native, and entrepreneur is very passionate about helping her clients create wealth through real estate and small business law. Shymane is the founder of True Lawyer and serves as General Counsel to Cyprus Investments, LLC., a privately held investment company in Chicago. As a real estate investor and small business owner herself, Shymane understands the importance of purchasing real estate or starting a business as a first step to establishing wealth. Turn to Shymane for smooth and stress-free legal services. Home buyers, sellers, investors and small business owners trust Shymane with their legal matters. Shymane looks forward to working with homeowners, investors, real estate professionals, and business owners. Shymane provides services for cases such as Real Estate Transactions- Buy and Sell, Tax Lien and Deed Foreclosure Services, Tax Lien and Deed Investing Coaching, Real Estate Tax Appeals, and Real Estate small business matters.

    Shymane offers affordable flat rate pricing and can be reached by calling 312-442-0057 or emailing us at info@truelawyer.com. This firm charges a consultation fee ranging from $0 to $150 depending on the type of case. You can book a consultation here.