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Firm Capability Statement

COMPANY OVERVIEW

tmalaw™ is a brand protection law firm designed to help our clients build a strong, valuable brand through IP ownership + market research.  tma has grown from simply providing trademark registrations to providing 360º support to help clients identify, protect, and monetize their IP portfolios.  We are a modern IP law office comprising of five attorneys and supporting staff. Our clients include founders and CEOs and small and medium enterprises.  

 

tma relies on client-centric technologies to render its services. Our practice model ensures we are proactive in our legal advising so you can confidently focus on the day-to-day operations and growth of your business. 

And, we do it all without the billable hour; we are a 100% subscription and flat fee firm.

CORE COMPETENCIES

IP strategy + counseling

IP identification, drafting IP policies and guidelines, conducting IP audits and diagnostics, identifying proprietary methods, processes, and formulas

developing protection cycles and workflows for proactive building of IP portfolio


partner with internal teams to review products names, designs, and marketing materials to ensure compliance with trademark and copyright laws

assist with establishing and implementing trademark and copyright filings and enforcement strategies

ongoing proactive and strategic legal advising and counseling 

IP protection and monetization

conduct trademark and copyright clearances and offer recommendations to internal business partners on risk mitigation and potential conflicts

support team members with management of trademark and copyright portfolios including oversight of domestic and international conflict matters

monitor and protect a company's valuable intellectual property by managing enforcement: drafting cease and desist letters, investigating infringement, and partnering with internal teams on social media and domain name issues, TTAB + CCB disputes, and online takedowns

network of strong patent attorneys who align with tma values and practice model

review, draft, and negotiate sponsorships, marketing agreements, licenses, settlement or coexistence agreements, agency agreements, content development agreements, secure ideas and proprietary information, etc

conduct IP due diligence to support contract negotiations and deals

brand identity dev'lp + communications

direct technical assistance in the development of new brand identifiers for products, services, companies, and programs

provides direct public relations assistance with media communications and internal and external communications when disputes or controversies threaten brand reputation and brand equity

internal and external communications strategy and design

education + support

support internal teams in educating organizational partners on matters involving intellectual property

proactively identify emerging issues, mitigate risk, and continuously improve intellectual property processes

Working With the Best Clients and Partners

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How We Work

Key Differentiators

Our Practice Model
 - virtual law practice
 - subscription, fractional legal services
 - proactive strategic counseling

Client Centric Legal Technologies
- providing 24/7 attorney accessibility
- centralized communication and document sharing hub

MBE + WBE certified firm -
patent, trademark, copyright law 

 
Designed to seamlessly work with in-house counsel, outside counsel, and organizational team members 

Founding attorney brings nearly two decades of intellectual property, branding, and public communications experience from Big Law, in-house and private practice.

Ready to have a conversation? 
Let's schedule a call to discuss the needs of your business.

317.550.0115  |   greatbrands@choosetma.com. | choosetma.com

Honorable Mentions

97.1% success rate with USPTO registrations
 

successfully leveraged a trademark cancellation lawsuit to negotiate a licensing agreement with an 8-figure conglomerate brand to effectively end crippling cease and desist efforts against mom and pop candle companies

partners with entrepreneurship accelerators and investment hubs to provide underserved business owners IP counseling and protection services 

manages a docket of nearly 200 trademarks; has served 100+ brands

preempted a client being named in federal trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit by negotiating a lengthy co-existence agreement for approval by USPTO

Certifications + Awards

  • 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year – nominee, Nat'l Assoc. of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

  • Member, various Bar Associations

  • Collective firm licensure with federal & state bars: IL, IN and USPTO, DC pending 

Company Data

Primary NAICS Code: 541110

(Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services)

(Office of Lawyers)

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