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.
Trademark Prosecution, Licensing, Monitoring, and Enforcement
Trademark Clearance, Infringement Analysis, and Opinions
Intellectual Property Counseling and Licensing
Corporate Law and Business Formation
Legal Opinions relating to Corporate Existence and Contract
Patents and Copyrights
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.