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Lawrence G. Townsend, Intellectual Property Lawyer

455 Market St.Suite 1910San Francisco, CA 94105
Phones: 415-906-2792
Fax: 415-882-3299
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Welcome to the Lawrence G. Townsend, Intellectual Property Lawyer website. But please, clients and friends call me Larry. You should too.

Here's a snapshot of who I am and what I'm pleased to offer you:

Intellectual Property Lawyer: based in San Francisco with 29 years of experience.

Expertise: Domestic and international trademark prosecution; clearances of names and marks; counseling, licensing and litigation in the areas of trademark...

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Welcome to the Lawrence G. Townsend, Intellectual Property Lawyer website. But please, clients and friends call me Larry. You should too.

Here's a snapshot of who I am and what I'm pleased to offer you:

Intellectual Property Lawyer: based in San Francisco with 29 years of experience.

Expertise: Domestic and international trademark prosecution; clearances of names and marks; counseling, licensing and litigation in the areas of trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, software, new media technology, domain names, publishing, advertising, rights of publicity, and art law: photography, graphic design, and fine art; obtaining insurance coverage for policyholders in intellectual property disputes; trial consultant and expert witness in IP law, customs, practices, and procedures.

Experienced Advocate: Representing plaintiffs and defendants in IP and business disputes, arbitrations, and trials in both state and federal courts throughout California.

Personal Service: Friendly, responsive, and keenly sensitive to the fact that clients are real people with real budgets. Contingent fees available for select copyright and trade secret claims.

Author: Various legal articles, and Secrets of the Wholly Grill (Carroll & Graf, New York 2002), a satiric novel, optioned for film, about the software industry. Kirkus Reviews: "The perfect gift for everyone who has ever cursed Windows." Oakland Tribune: "Impressive debut novel...easily mixes styles and genres to create a courtroom thriller that comically tackles modern issues such as intellectual property rights and business ethics."

Presenter: Speaker on various aspects of IP law, writing, publishing, and humor.

Of Counsel Relationship: Long-established working relationship with the venerable IP firm, Owen, Wickersham & Erickson, P.C., making additional staffing and resources available for your matter, but only if you request it. (NOTE: Representation by the Owen firm requires separate retainer agreement)

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Practice Areas
Intellectual Property Law 100%Trademarks
Published Works
Secrets of the Wholly Grill, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2002Shrink-Wrap Solution, Authors Guild Bulletin, Spring, 2002Shrink Wrap-Up: One License Doesn't Fit All, Los Angeles Daily Journal, February 22, 1996Limited Licenses: The Unfortunate Fragility of Shrinkwrap, Intellectual Property, The Magazine of Law and Policy for High Technology, Spring, 1996Ticket to E-Ride: Name for Airline's Electronic Service is Generic, San Francisco Daily Journal, March 30, 2000
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Townsend, Lawrence G. (Sole Practitioner)
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Address
455 Market St.Suite 1910San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone
415-906-2792
Fax
415-882-3299
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