Janice is the managing partner of Symbus. She worked at traditional law firms before founding Symbus in 2000. She has secured hundreds of trademarks and has successfully prosecuted many adversary proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She continues this work for a small number of clients and spends time implementing a new and evolving platform to streamline the virtual practice at Symbus.
Evan is a partner at Symbus. He focuses his practice on strategic trademark prosecution and counseling designed to put clients in the best position to protect and enforce their IP rights to meet their business goals and prevail in litigation. Evan has broad experience in all aspects of trademark prosecution, including domestic and foreign trademark clearance, portfolio management, licensing, and audits.
Steve has practiced entertainment law for 15 years, working across film, television, radio, music, and podcast, while teaching copyright law as an adjunct professor. He’s also a successful media executive, serving in senior leadership positions in the content and advertising spaces for over 30 years. He consults large and small businesses across most major verticals regarding intellectual property issues, brand initiation and development.
Lisa is a Canadian trademark and corporate attorney. She lends her expertise to clients expanding their brands and marketing presence into Canada, including the formation of Canadian subsidiary corporations. She has secured hundreds of trademark registrations in Canada and has effectuated conflict resolution through administrative proceedings and negotiation.
Kelley Keller is a 27-year veteran of the intellectual property field, during which she has helped global and small businesses build and protect their brands and creative output. Her experience working on the academic side of the profession gives her incredible insights into the holistic relationship between intellectual property and securing competitive advantage, which she leverages to support clients and in Adjunct Teaching.
Mike spent 31 years as in-house counsel protecting the intellectual property of Deere & Company, a Fortune 200 corporation. He led the department responsible for securing patent and trademark rights and asserted those rights against infringers across the globe. Mike currently provides legal advice to start-ups to protect their brands. He also is an experienced mediator, helping entities resolve legal conflicts without burdensome litigation.
Tim has been practicing franchise law for over 30 years. He spent many years in-house for national brands such as CENTURY 21 and JACK IN THE BOX. He now represents start-up franchisors in the restaurant, retail and fitness industries, as well as established distributors and national brokerage chains.
Stephen is a trademark attorney who has significant experience in all aspects of trademark law, including clearance, prosecution, and enforcement. He has worked with hundreds of businesses with a trademark portfolio consisting of both U.S. and international marks. He advises on the selection, use, registration, enforcement, and licensing of trademarks with the ultimate goal of providing clients fierce protection of their intellectual property.
Craig’s practice focuses on patents and trademarks. He has a physics degree, engineering degree, and an MBA with decades of business experience. Craig uses this wide range of knowledge and experience to determine the most important aspects of a client’s brand that translates into IP rights and commercial value. Craig implements these strategies by securing high quality patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and protecting them from infringers.
Tami has 15 years of experience with trademarks, including well-known consumer brands. She has vast experience in assisting attorneys with trademark clearance, prosecution, domestic and international filings, and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
With over a decade of experience in the workforce management arena, Ben is known as the "Excel Genie" to his colleagues and friends. Ben prides himself on tackling even the hardest data sets and focuses on giving his clients an effortless way to deal with data.
Lindsay Harris has 20 years of legal experience, graduating with her Paralegal Associates Degree in 2002. Lindsay brings her considerable skills and expertise to our team by providing comprehensive support to the attorneys.