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Christopher McElwain

Christopher McElwain

Knowmad Law
  • Trademarks, Intellectual Property, Business Law
  • California, Illinois
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Chris is experienced in a range of practice areas affecting business owners and creative professionals, including trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, plant variety protection, domain names, licensing and other contracts, sweepstakes and contest regulation, online speech and civil litigation. ? Prior to founding Knowmad Law, Chris was head of the trademark and transactional practice at LaRiviere, Grubman P.C. and head of the litigation practice at Saper Law Offices in Chicago. He attended law school at USC, where he was a member of the Southern California Law Review. Before entering the legal profession, he also taught English at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, China and toured with the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

University of Southern California Gould School of Law
J.D. (2011)
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Whitman College
B.A. (2004)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
principal attorney
Knowmad Law
- Current
associate attorney
LaRiviere, Grubman P.C.
associate attorney
Saper Law Offices
Ladas Memorial Award
International Trademark Association
Nathan Burkan Award
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 289132
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Knowmad Law
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Contact & Map
Knowmad Law
484 Washington St., B-313
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 275-1401