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A frivolous law suit was filed against our small business and we needed legal advice in a rush. That evening, Joel took the time to drive out of his way to meet with me, my father, and staff. We ended up hiring Joel and we haven’t looked back. He continues to provide us with advice and support in this very stressful time. We highly recommend Joel and his team!
Joel Rothman was recommended by another professional in the industry and I am sure glad I found him. He is certainly an expert in resolving intellectual property claims. In my case it was copyright infringement. His knowledge and promptness has yielded successful results. His team and network go well beyond Florida. I will continue to use his services and highly recommend him, without any reservations whatsoever.
I’ve worked with lawyers where you start with the gatekeeper on the phone which inevitably leads to the lawyer seeing how much money that they can make before they decide if it’s worth it. Then they charge you $250 for 30 minutes on the phone waiting for you to decide while they only pay attention to 20% of what you say. Then you hire them, they never call you back, meanwhile your retainers flying out the window, you’re frustrated, etc., etc. Joel was kind enough to speak with me over the phone, offered guidance after hearing what I was up against and actually called me back to refer a colleague who he thought might be better suited to help me. Top notch – would definitely recommend. Thanks again Joel!
We chose Joel (and his team) in August 2015 to help us resolve an Intellectual Property dispute with another company. Our first impressions were that he was easy to contact, easy to talk to and he gave some good recommendations and advice before we decided to take him on. He did seem to know what he was talking about which impressed us and gave us the confidence to proceed. Things moved on quite swiftly and after about 9 weeks we had an out of court settlement to our satisfaction – Job done! No one could ever say that a good lawyer is cheap, but the words “Good Value” would be appropriate in this case. As we are a UK company not based in the US, it did seem a little daunting at first to try and find the right US lawyer in this field of work. There are plenty of lawyers coming up on searches and you only have reviews and gut feeling to go on sometimes. Reviews are effectively recommendations, and this is how we came to Joel. He certainly lived up to our expectations. We consider Joel to be our US lawyer now, and would not hesitate in contacting him again if anything similar needs to be confronted.
Excellent, Professional, and Skilled in my Company’s Time of Need
Joel managed a very complicated situation for my company. He did so as well or better than I would have thought possible. And for a cost that was very reasonable. I will work with him again if I have any more needs in Florida
Global Telecommunications v. American Express
Mr. Rothman resolved a long term contract conflict between Global Telecommunications and American Express. This conflict required an in depth study of the case to remedy the problem. He was able to succeed where other lawyers had not. We greatly appreciate his handling of the matter.
Mr. Rothman’s advice and recommended course of action was spot on! Would highly recommend him to anyone. I look forward to working with him again.
First impressions are everything…
I’ve worked with lawyers where you start with the gatekeeper on the phone which inevitably leads to the lawyer seeing how much money that they can make before they decide if it’s worth it. Then they charge you $250 for 30 minutes on the phone waiting for you to decide while they only pay attention to 20% of what you say. Then you hire them, they never call you back, meanwhile your retainers flying out the window, you’re frustrated, etc., etc.
Joel was kind enough to speak with me over the phone, offered guidance after hearing what I was up against and actually called me back to refer a colleague who he thought might be better suited to help me.
Top notch – would definitely recommend. Thanks again Joel!
Highly recommendMr. Rothman worked diligently over the past year to file a patent infringement case for me. He ultimately was unable to file suit but he was a pleasure to work with. He was unlike an attorney I have known. He is extremely knowledgable and caring and is not motivated by money. I would recommend anyone looking for an honest attorney to work with him.
What is Intellectual Property?
“Intellectual Property” is the body of law that protects the fruits of human intelligence: our inventions, our creative works, and the logos and brand names that we adopt for the goods and services we sell. There are three major types of intellectual property protection – patents, trademarks and copyrights. Generally speaking, patent protection is available for inventions that are useful, such as a novel product, a new method of doing business, or a new process for making or using something, and may also be available to protect a new and original ornamental design for an article of manufacture; copyright law protects original works of authorship such as books, music, artwork, photographs, web pages and software; and trademark law protects the brand names used for goods or services, logos, as well as distinctive product and packaging designs. Trademark law is part of the law of unfair competition, which also addresses trade secret protection, unfair competition and deceptive and unfair trade practices.
Sometimes an invention or work is eligible for more than one type of protection. Take, for example, a lamp with an elaborately sculpted base that incorporates a novel on-off switch. The creator of this lamp might be able to claim copyright protection in the lamp’s shape as a sculpture, apply for a design patent to protect the ornamental features of the lamp, and apply for a utility patent on the on-off switch invention. Over time, if the public came to associate the lamp’s design with a particular source of lamps, as we have learned to associate the shape of a Coca-Cola® bottle with cola manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company, then the lamp’s shape could be claimed as a trademark. An attorney can help you to determine what types of intellectual property protection are available to you and how best to protect your intellectual property.