At Brown, Hall, Shore & McKinley, LLP in Stockton, California, we help both individuals and businesses protect their intellectual property trademarks and copyrights. Whether your matter involves the proper steps to secure a trademark or copyright or licensing your intellectual property, we can help you protect what is yours and help you to profit from your creation.
Local and National Intellectual Property Experience
At Brown, Hall, Shore & McKinley, LLP, we have handled a number of high-profile trademark and copyright registrations. We are one of the few firms in the Stockton area that maintain an intellectual property practice. We have a loyal following of both local and national clients.
Registering Your Copyright or Trademark and Intellectual Property Litigation
We assist our clients with the registration of their trademarks and copyrights. Once that is established, we are also available to prepare licensing agreements. Our firm also advocates for our clients in cases involving violation of their trademark or copyright. If you suspect that another business or individual is wrongfully using your intellectual property, it is of vital importance that we move quickly to stop that activity through the Patent Trademark Office or litigation at the state or federal court level.
The lives of professional and amateur athletes and celebrities are busy enough without having to deal with the fine details involved in the business end of their profession. At the sports and entertainment law firm of Brown, Hall, Shore & McKinley, LLP in Stockton, California, we represent the unique interests of amateur and professional athletes, agents, as well as sports and entertainment organizations across the United States and around the world.
Negotiating Experience with Sports Team and High-Profile Sponsors
Our representation encompasses a multitude of matters specific to athletes and entertainers such as endorsement and sponsorship contracts, intellectual property matters and international law issues. Dennis Shore represents musicians as they navigate the difficult legal aspects of entertainment and recording contracts. John Conger represents national and international sports agency BDA Sports Management and professional angler Ish Monroe. Reed Scott, provides general business planning advice, representation in real estate transactions and estate planning. The firm also provides aggressive litigation representation when necessary.
People in Stockton and throughout California come to Brown, Hall, Shore & McKinley, LLP when they need assistance related to a family law matter. We combine our aggressive tactics in advocating for our clients with a personalized and compassionate approach to their situation.
Our practice of family law involves the following:
Marital Settlement Agreements
Property and Asset Valuation
Property and Asset Division
Focus on Mediation to Resolve Family Law Disputes
Divorce is only a part of our family law practice at Brown, Hall, Shore & McKinley, LLP. If there are children involved, we focus on looking out for their best interests. With that in mind, we encourage our clients to enter mediation to resolve a family law matter, rather than engage in litigation. However, mediation is only as effective as the other party’s willingness to participate. We will not shy away from the courtroom if litigation is likely to provide the best possible outcome.
Protecting Your Assets and Property
Prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements are hardly the most romantic part of a new marriage. However, prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements allow people to maintain ownership of assets in the event of divorce. These agreements are particularly useful in cases where one or both spouses own businesses or have substantial assets. Further, prenuptial agreements can serve as a pragmatic step in ensuring that children from a prior marriage are protected.