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Robert E. Wasserman

Robert E. Wasserman

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  • California
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Biography

I am dedicated to providing Effective, Efficient, Impassioned Legal Advocacy for each and every client. In addition to years of experience as a licensed attorney, I am proud to say I am a successful entrepreneur and currently serve as a mentor for several aspiring entrepreneurs. I believe my unique blend of legal education & practice; international business endeavors; and practical, efficient problem solving allows me to connect with diverse clients seeking efficient assistance. I look forward to a long-standing Attorney-Client relationship and I will do everything within my power to help you achieve your goals.

Education
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
J.D. | Law
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University of Arizona
B.A. | Journalism
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Professional Experience
Owner
Robert E. Wasserman Law Offices
- Current
Legal Analyst
Mirama Enterprises, Inc. dba Aroma Housewares Company
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Legal Intern
Scales of Justice, LLP
Legal Intern
California Western School of Law, California Innocence Project
Speaking Engagements
Overcoming USPTO Trademark Refusals, Lincoln Heights Entrepreneurs, Los Angeles, CA
Presentation Topics: Merely descriptive refusal; Likelihood of Confusion refusal; Inadequate specimens use in commerce
Certifications
Certificate in Global Legal Studies
Center for Global Legal Studies, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Awards
CALI Award, Jefferson Medal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
for Highest Grades in Legal Foundations
CALI Award, Jefferson Medal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
for Highest Grades in Mandarin Chinese in Legal Environment
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 323387
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial 30 minute consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Trademarks
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Finance, Business Formation, Franchising, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
International Law
Imports & Exports
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Area
  • Pro Bono
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Mandarin: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. Hello there,I have a question. Can a company use the word "MagSafe" for its own product?
A: It would depend on the type of products. You should expect to be sued if you use "MagSafe" to market goods such as computers, mobile phones, battery packs, electrical cords, etc. For any other goods/services, you should definitely hire an experienced attorney to conduct a thorough clearance search and to possibly apply for Federal TM/SM prior to marketing your products.
Q. Can I legally sell an image I took of a friends cow without their written consent or do I need a property release?
A: Yes, you can legally sell the photographs. The practical enforcement of your copyrights, however, is a bit more complex. Recording a collection of a work of photographs with the U.S. Copyright Office should provide you with a useful tool to swiftly remove infringing articles from major online U.S. marketplaces. Good Luck!
Q. Looking for info on how a city trademarks its slogan. Is there a legal process for this? Ie NYC- City that never sleeps
A: Such commonly recognized slogans are challenging to register.

A USPTO examiner would very likely issue an office action refusal based on "failure to function as a trademark" because such common slogans are not distinctive and consumers would not clearly identify that a municipality was the originating source of the goods/services in connection with the mark. Having said that, there are many subjective layers to trademark application and prosecution. A good trademark attorney can craft excellent persuasive arguments. The specific facts of the case are essential to crafting said arguments.
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Robert E. Wasserman Law Offices
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Telephone: (619) 734-9277
Monday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 12:30 PM (Today)