Brand Bully Basement Advisory Board
Trademark Attorney, Sustainability Steward, Chief Pontificator, Do-Gooder, Change Agent.
Mr. Butterman has been a trademark attorney since 1995, which includes three years as an Examining Attorney in the trademark examining operations of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; a consultant to the in-house legal department of a major hospitality industry corporation; an associate in several intellectual property boutique law firms and Mr. Butterman’s present IP boutique position with Staas & Halsey LLP in Washington, D.C. Alex serves U.S. and foreign businesses of all sizes in a wide variety of industries in virtually all matters involving domestic and international trademarks and copyrights. Alex also is an active member and 4-term committee participant of the International Trademark Association.
Anne is a globally respected authority on the law of brand protection and a leader in the worldwide trademark bar. Over a 25 year career, she has led brand protection for both Intel Corporation and Sun Microsystems, has served as the President of the International Trademark Association and served on the Board of the Association for nearly a decade. After retiring from Intel, she founded her own practice representing start-ups and small businesses in protecting and defending their brands.
Natalie Sulimani is the founder of Sulimani Law Firm, PC. She is engaged in a wide variety of intellectual property, technology and general corporate matters with a strong focus on start-ups and entrepreneurs. She has represented both domestic and international clients in an array of industries, including internet and new media, entertainment, jewelry, consulting and the arts.
Chris counsels individuals and small businesses on intellectual property issues primarily in the entertainment and consumer products industries. He spends most of his time assisting clients with the selection, acquisition, and protection of trademarks. His practice is based in Hollywood, California.
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Raphael (“Rafa”) Gutiérrez currently operates a solo legal practice and has trained with some of the top law firms in the country, including intellectual property specialty firm Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. His diverse client roster ranges from international corporations to small business in industries such as music, fitness, advertising, medical devices and apparel. In addition to offering a wide range of legal services, Mr. Gutierrez is a trademark and copyright specialist and a member of the California Bar.
Tawnya R. Wojciechowski
Tawnya Wojciechowski is the principal of TRW Law Group. Ms. Wojciechowski has over two decades of experience in a broad array of intellectual property, business and internet legal matters, primarily including domestic and international representation in trademark prosecution and advising clients on product distribution matters, internet issues, licensing agreements, domain name disputes, advertising and import and export issues. Her practice also includes client counseling, licensing and other intellectual property transactions and contract negotiations, and the prosecution and litigation of trademarks, trade dress, copyrights and unfair competition matters.
Leah Chan Grinvald
Leah Chan Grinvald is an Assistant Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law, which she joined in 2009 after several years of practicing law in the private sector. Previously, Professor Grinvald Professor Grinvald was a corporate associate with Latham & Watkins LLP and Clifford Chance US LLP before serving as global corporate counsel at Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc., where she handled issues relating to trademark, copyright, contract and employment law.