Every business that stays in business has some nice things
other businesses have written about it. These are some of
Effective taking down copyright infringement
make my living creating and marketing patterns for stitching, so I was
horrified when I saw my one of patterns posted in a group on Facebook
for the taking. Members of the group even joked when I asked them to
take it down, and got very hostile towards me. They told Facebook that
with no copyright notice on it (since they had removed the notice)
there was no copyright and they could keep it up. This caused me a
great amount of emotional distress. I had no experience in handling
this situation. I didn’t know what to do.
I found a great copyright attorney, Phil Marcus of the Copyright and
Trademark Law Center. He wrote them a humdinger of a letter, and the
pattern came down while each wrote him their promise not to do this
again. The posting has not returned. What a great feeling I had.
"Phil definitely came through for me in my time
of need. Words can’t convey my Gratitude!"
Wide experience in business, government, and the technology
"I feel very lucky to be working with Phil. He has been
amazing. My first contact with Phil was at a chapter meeting of the
Independent Computer Consultants Association, where he did a
negotiation workshop. I was so impressed that I thought of him a year
later, when I was presented with a commercial real estate opportunity.
Within a day, Phil had researched the industry and come up with a list
three pages long of things I would need to consider before proceeding.
"After that, he helped me succesfully negotiate a
with a new client, while at the same time coaching me on principles of
negotiation. I had listened to tapes and read books, but never really
'got it' until Phil started giving me direct personal advice. Later,
Phil helped me in contract negotiations with an Internet Startup. He is
multi-talented, with wide experience in business, government, and the
technology world. With Phil, I feel like whatever I throw at him, he
will know what to do with it. And I can literally say that his help has
been worth thousands of dollars to me, many times his moderate fee!"
legal advice leavened with business sense
"I just started a research and
advisory firm to help execs gain economic advantage through
sustainable business practices, and I wanted a lawyer for
advice without a lot of lawyer jargon.
Marcus, met all my
criteria and then some. Drafting
agreements on intellectual property rights, consulting on potential
agreements, or developing consulting agreements, I could count
for a prompt response and clear advice.
Most importantly, he combines
legal knowledge with thorough understanding of surrounding business and
marketing issues. Having Phil
in my corner means
that I can do what I do best, knowing that I'll have the answers I
need, when I
need them, and that my business will be better because of his
W. Daniel Garretson, Ph.D.
Pinyon Partners, LLC
Writing and government relations skills
communication skills - especially
letter-writing - and his tenacity in lobbying and follow-up with a
state government, has opened doors
that we would probably not have gotten without his efforts."
Paying attention to client need
"Thank you so much! I've been looking like crazy
for help, and
the first and only to actually say something useful!"
had started a business just as the economy dived in October 2008.
Our lease extended through the following March, but we just
couldn't afford it. Phil gave the leasing company notice we
clear out before Christmas, and we did. Months later they had
commercial collection agency dunning us for almost $6,000.
worked over their invoices and their agent and got them to settle so it
cost us only $1,500, including his fee!"