Ryan assists businesses ranging from established companies to startups in identifying, protecting, and capitalizing on their intellectual property, including trademarks, service marks, domain names, trade secrets, patents, and copyrights. Ryan’s practice focuses on trademark clearance, prosecution, monitoring, enforcement, and licensing where he counsels clients regarding the selection and registrability of trademarks and service marks; the development, acquisition, sale, and management of trademark portfolios; and the drafting and negotiating of trademark license, assignment, and dispute settlement agreements. Ryan also assists clients regarding all aspects of business formation and startup planning, including business entity selection and preparation of related agreements as well as review and preparation of general business agreements including employment agreements, purchase and sale agreements, consulting agreements, non-compete/non-disclosure agreements, commercial leases, and financing agreements.
Prior to joining Weide & Miller, Ryan worked as an attorney for The Stewart Law Firm where he represented national and international companies in the formation and ongoing corporate governance of intellectual property holding companies established in Nevada and Delaware. Prior to that, he served as general counsel to a private Las Vegas-based company involved in patent prosecution and licensing. Ryan also founded and operated for over three years Las Vegas’ first Indonesian restaurant, an experience which allows him to understand the unique challenges faced by business startups.
Practice Areas Trademark Prosecution, Licensing, Monitoring, and Enforcement Trademark Clearance, Infringement Analysis, and Opinions Intellectual Property Counseling and Licensing Corporate Law and Business Formation Business Contracts Legal Opinions relating to Corporate Existence and Contract Enforceability Patents and Copyrights
Education Duke University School of Law Juris Doctorate Washington University in St. Louis Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (summa cum laude, Valedictorian)
Additional Experience and Expertise Beta Gamma Sigma, academic business honor society Bar & Court Admissions Nevada State Bar, 2004 District of Columbia Bar, 1999 California State Bar, 1997 Publications Founder and Publisher of Las Vegas Trademark Attorney Blog (www.vegastrademarkattorney.com) – a blog dedicated to writing about the latest news and developments in trademark law.
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