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Experienced Dallas Legal Team On Your Side

At Mullin Rybicki, we provide comprehensive legal service to clients searching for viable solutions to their corporate law, franchise law, and trademark law issues. Our firm proudly serves clients in greater Dallas as well as across Texas, the U.S. and the world. We have brought together a unique and exceptionally talented team of attorneys whose goal is to provide you with unparalleled service, knowledge, and skill. Using a collaborative approach to each client’s case, we combine our individual areas of concentration to give you all of the requisite legal understanding needed to successfully resolve your legal issue.

Experience Is Our Advantage

Our exceptionally talented team of attorneys have the experience to help support the growth and success of your business. Get in touch with us today to learn how we can help.

What Makes Us Different?

Collaborative Environment.

When you work with us, you don't work with just one attorney. Our entire team has unique skills and specialties, which helps the entire staff get to know you and anticipate your needs.

Comprehensive Service.

Franchising often leads to a variety of legal needs and challenges, and our team is willing and ready to assist you from start to finish.

Big Firm Experience. Boutique Firm Rates.

We have the substantive knowledge and skill of larger law firms to provide without charging you the big firm prices.

Personalized Attention.

We provide customized strategies for each and every client, and offer the experience to implement them.

    I’ve had incredible service every time I’ve worked with them.

    “We’ve used the firm for contracts, negotiations, and legal project management. We’ve been extremely happy with the results of all of those projects.”

    - Courtney S.
    Responsive, professional, and always with a high degree of integrity.

    “Cheryl Mullin and the team at Mullin Rybicki are not only a pleasure to work with but exactly mirror the values we promote at Bennigan’s in that we always strive to go “ABCD” or “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty”.”

    - Paul M.
    Cheryl and the Mullin Rybicki firm get it done.

    “You don’t refer unless it works because you put your name on the line, and Cheryl and the Mullin Rybicki firm get it done… I can’t refer them enough.”

    - Jeff S.
    Extremely knowledgeable, detailed, and responsive.

    “The experience and customer service that we get every time we work with Mullin Rybicki is truly priceless! If you need any commercial or franchise help, I highly recommend this team!”

    - Mel L.
    The team at Mullin Rybicki, PC is top notch.

    “We work parallel with franchise attorneys across the country and we are always thrilled when we learn that one of our clients has selected Mullin Rybicki, PC for their legal docs.”

    - Edward V.
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Practice Areas

We provide legal representation for all of your issues pertaining to the following areas:

Franchise Law

We help businesses grow through franchising, licensing, and distribution, and advise clients who are contemplating a franchise purchase. Our services include franchise disclosure documents and compliance, lease review and real estate agreements, and business litigation as well as franchise resources, federal franchise law, state franchise laws, including registration information for California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

We also provide legal information on licenses vs franchises and franchise compliance handbooks.

Corporate Law

In corporate law, we provide legal guidance and representation in business formation, lease review and real estate agreements, acquisitions, mergers, and sales. We also help nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt organizations with entity formation, tax exemption, and governance.

Trademarks and Copyrights

We help clients in all matters pertaining to trademarks, branding, and advertising, trademark search and registration, and copyrights, entertainment, and social media. Our firm can identify, protect, and enforce intellectual property rights. We can assist you in navigating the rules and regulations that apply to advertising and the use of social media. Our services include trademark and copyright registration, prosecution, and representing clients in matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in Federal court.

Trademark registration requires extensive knowledge of trademark law and procedure. Our substantial experience in the trademark industry allows us to prepare and tailor your trademark application for your specific needs. We prepare and file trademark applications and can act as your representative with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the entire process. Unlike many others, who process trademark applications like factories, we will provide you with individual attention to meet your specific trademark needs. In short, we won’t simply fill out a form for you and let you try to go it alone.

After the application is filed, we provide you with copies of important documents and promptly inform you of any changes in the status of your trademark application. Once registered, we maintain your registration by notifying you of renewal dates and any other official activity with your registered mark.

In some instances, it may be beneficial to register your trademark with particular states or foreign countries as well. We can assist you in filing applications on both state and international levels.

Comprehensive trademark search; it is always a good idea to conduct a search for at least federal applications and registrations prior to adopting and using a trademark. This is necessary to avoid the loss of fees should your desired mark have a previous pending application from someone else. Furthermore, each state has its own trademark registration system independent of the federal system. The existence of marks under these systems could pose problems for you. Therefore, we can order, review, and analyze availability searches.

Licenses and assignments pertaining to intellectual property-related agreements. With a vast amount of commercial and franchise experience, we can provide you with high-quality and easy-to-understand agreements. We can draft and review trademark licenses, assignments, and consent agreements.

Copyright assistance. Copyright law can be a source of confusion for many. We can help you make sense of determining whether your work, whether it be in the form of music, text, graphic arts, or software, is subject to copyright protection. We can prepare and file copyright applications on your behalf. We can also provide you an analysis of whether someone is infringing your work and provide options in how to deal with it. If someone is accusing you of copyright infringement, we can provide assistance in determining whether or not you are committing an infringement.

Trademark and copyright infringement or dilution problems. Our litigation team can handle complex cases in enforcing a variety of intellectual property-related matters, including trademark and copyright infringement issues; contract and licensing disputes; franchise litigation; non-compete and non-disclosure disputes; trade secret enforcement; and commercial litigation. For answers to many of your trademark questions, please review our Trademark FAQs.

Contact Mullin Rybicki, to arrange for a consultation with a Dallas lawyer in franchise, corporate, or trademark law today.

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