A famous line from a movie had a grizzled old cowboy raising his finger and giving advice to a young tenderfoot. The advice was “Just one thing.” Although the grizzled cowboy never told the tenderfoot exactly what the “just one thing” was, we believe that it is doing what you enjoy doing and what you know. The firm’s practice engages creative people and helps them protect what they have created. We enjoy the client interaction and we know how to help protect what you have.
Since 1993, attorney Robert J. (Jeff) Veal has been listed among the preeminent lawyers in America by Martindale Hubbell, a national peer review based listing of attorneys. This ranking is in addition to the coveted AV rating bestowed on attorney Veal by Martindale Hubbell.
In addition, Mr. Veal has been listed in the Woodward White publication The Best Lawyers in America in numerous years.
Our clients are creative. They are artists, musicians, inventors, web designers or business people in any type endeavor. They have new ideas in the arts and sciences or just a new way to sell a widget. Our goal is to counsel them creatively as well, blending their ideas and passion into a legal framework that gives them the best chance not only to be creative but to thrive and prosper as creative contributors to society.Learn More
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After May 13, 2015, US applicants will be able to file a single application to seek international protection for any new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture. In general terms, a “utility patent” protects the way an article is used and...Learn More
The false connection prong of the United States Trademark Law can prevent registration of a mark even if that mark is not actually being used by the entity to whom it seems to refer. A New York business filed an intent to use application to register the trademark...Learn More
Ownership of copyrights in creative works are transferred by written documents. However, a court recently ruled that a “browsewrap” agreement was sufficient to transfer a copyright in a work posted on a webpage by an angry consumer. There are two types...Learn More