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Brian J Elliott

Brian J Elliott

ELLIOTT.LAW - Austin Business Lawyer
  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Communications & Internet Law ...
  • Georgia, Nevada, Texas
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Brian Elliott - Austin Business Lawyer - is an experienced business and technology attorney based in Austin, Texas. Brian focuses his law practice on business transactions, intellectual property, business formation, corporate governance, real estate, blockchain and cryptocurrency for startups, investors, emerging growth companies and established global enterprises. In addition to private practice of law, Brian has spent many years as an in-house general counsel in private equity, software, cloud technology, eCommerce and manufacturing sectors. His business experience allows him to approach the practice of law from a business solutions perspective. In addition, Brian has represented his in-house and private practice clients in offensive and defensive commercial and complex civil litigation matters, including patent infringement, patent misuse, misappropriation of trade secrets, anti-trust, deceptive trade practices, breach of contract, fraud, false advertising, shareholder disputes and other business and intellectual property matters. Brian is a Certified Blockchain Expert and is admitted to practice in the States of Texas, Nevada and Georgia.

Harvard University
Disruptive Strategy
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University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (1996)
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Professional Experience
- Current
Corporate Counsel
Private Investment Firm
General Counsel
Fast Growth eCommerce Company
VP Business and Legal Affairs
Cloud Technology, SaaS, and Hardware
AVP Risk Management
National Bank Organization
Speaking Engagements
How to Buy a Business, Las Vegas, NV
Small Business Development Center
Certified Blockchain Expert
Blockchain Council
Certified Blockchain Expert
Blockchain Council
Professional Associations
Texas Board of Realtors
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State Bar of Texas  # 24101036
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State Bar of Nevada  # 11115
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State Bar of Gerogia  # 244109
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Intellectual Property
    Communications & Internet Law
    Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation
Additional Practice Area
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Is the name of my podcast infringing a trademark, and should I change it?
A: Answers: Could you get in hot water later? Yes, probably. Is rebranding after 10 episodes less costly than a trademark fight later? Yes, certainly. Does a slight rebranding reusing the same mark with minor changes provide unbreakable protection? Not likely. What should you do? Call an attorney.
Q. Does a Washington state based LLC need to register as a foreign entity with Texas SOS?
A: Yes - a foreign entity doing business in Texas needs to be registered with the Texas Secretary of State. However, an entity that is created for the sole purpose of owning real estate may not need to be registered in TX even though the property is located in TX. While the entity that conducts the rental business is required to be registered, there may be good reasons that these two functions may not be in the same business entity,
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