Tania Maria Williams

Tania Maria Williams

Helping You Protect Your Most Valuable Asset - Your Brand
  • Trademarks, Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports Law
  • California, District of Columbia, Florida
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Summary

The Williams Firm, P.A. is a small firm practice with a big firm mindset. My primary goal is to help my clients achieve their business goals in the most efficient manner. I help individuals and companies protect their most valuable asset, their brand. I create and implement strategies that protect your most valuable business assets, your trademarks and copyrights. I work for you and with you to provide experienced guidance throughout the entire registration process and am a skilled trial lawyer who can help you protect your brand through litigation.

While the entire trademark registration process can take a while (approximately 10-12 months), my goal is to conduct your trademark search within 2 business days of you retaining my office and file your application within 7 business days of receiving all the documents and information needed from you.

I charge reasonable flat fees that allow you to be in control of your budget and know your costs up front. I give each matter the attention and focus it deserves, while keeping my client’s goals at the forefront of every brand strategy. My goal is not to be good at everything; it is to be good at everything I do.

Let me know how I can help you achieve your goals today.

Practice Areas
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
    Entertainment & Sports Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Copyright
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Reasonable flat fees for trademark and copyright registrations
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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District of Columbia
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Florida
The Florida Bar
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner and Founding Attorney
The Williams Firm, P.A.
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Of Counsel
Wilson Elser
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Critical Skills Instructor and Adjunct Faculty
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
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Litigation Associate and Of Counsel
Liebler, Gonzalez and Portuondo
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Civil Litigation Associate
Bacalski, Ottoson & Dubé LLP
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Assistant State Attorney
Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit
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Education
University of Miami
MBA (2012) | Certification in International Business
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Southwestern Law School
LL.M. (2006) | Media and Entertainment Law
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Nova Southeastern University
J.D. (2002)
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Honors: Cum Laude Nova Law Review Articles Editor Moot Court Honors Society
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University of Miami
B.A. (1999)
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Professional Associations
Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar
Chair Elect
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Palm Beach County Bar Association
Member
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District of Columbia Bar
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California State Bar
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The Florida Bar
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Ethics in the Digital Age: Don’t Let Technology Be Your Crypto-nite
The Florida Bar Annual Convention
Film Finance
Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar
If You Make It “Porn,” Does That Make It A Parody? (Moderator)
Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar
Read Carefully! – Commonly Overlooked Provisions in SAG-AFTRA Agreements (Moderator)
Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar
Legal Issues in Live Entertainment III: So It’s My Fault? Current Issues in Sport and Entertainment Liability
ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
114 Questions Answered

Q. can I buy a trademark that was cancelled over 10 years ago?
A: You want to know why the mark was cancelled because cancellation doesn't always mean the mark is no longer in use. The mark could have been cancelled because someone else had rights to the mark. I suggest contacting an IP lawyer to help you build a brand you can protect and monetize.
Q. I have a disclaimer. Can I stop some else from using the words on their website, logo/trademark outside the USA?
A: It depends on how the words are being used. Usually the disclaimer means that you do not have rights to that word outside of its use as part of your mark. Therefore, their use of the words depends on the similarity in the marks as a whole. With regard to stopping them, you may be able to send a cease and desist letter if their mark is infringing yours but more information is needed. You should consult a trademark attorney for assistance in preserving your rights in your mark.
Q. I just found out the name that I've been using for years is trademarked already, but is spelled different. Can I still
A: Different spelling is not always sufficient to differentiate a trademark. If the marks sound the same that could constitute confusion. If you've been using the mark for years, you may have a priority claim in your geographical location, but you should contact a trademark attorney asap because you could also be at risk for an infringement claim. Feel free to call me at 561-370-7396 or email me at tania.williams@williamsfirmpa.com if I can assist further.
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Contact & Map
The Williams Firm, P.A.
224 Datura St
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone: (561) 370-7396