Richard helps businesses protect their brands. He has a broad-based IP practice that includes consultation, implementation and strategic planning for domestic and international trademark and domain name registration and enforcement. Richard regularly assists clients with trademark clearance, investigation and enforcement of branding rights, gaining rights before both the US Patent and Trademark Office, defending rights before the Trademark Trials and Appeal Board and general problem solving for advertising, copyright, branding and trademark issues. Additionally, he has advised clients in the preparation and implementation of trademark manuals, licenses, purchase and sale of intellectual properties, internal processes for the capture and creation of IP rights and intracompany agreements.
Richard has also negotiated and drafted a variety of agreements concerning intellectual property rights, including consulting agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, franchise agreements and corporate intellectual property policies.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Richard was a Certified Public Accountant with a Big 4 accounting firm. In his spare time, Richard enjoys spending time with his daughters and coaching soccer.