Jeffrey Fabian, principal of Fabian, LLC, has experience in the following types of matters:

Intellectual Property and Domain Names

Trademark clearance, monitoring and enforcement; successfully prosecuting trademark registration applications through adverse USPTO Office Actions; enforcing trademark and domain name rights through cease and desist demands; drafting and negotiating copyright license and assignment agreements; drafting domain name assignment and administration agreements; drafting trademark and certification mark license agreements; and successfully prosecuting copyright registrations with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Contracts and Transactional Matters; Franchising 

Drafting agreements and handling other transactional matters for numerous commercial endeavors in a wide range of industries and areas of law, including: drafting the franchising documents and prosecuting registration applications for start-up franchisors in industries ranging from architecture to children’s fitness; reviewing and negotiating franchise agreements for prospective franchisees; drafting asset purchase agreements and financing documents for the sale of restaurants; drafting membership agreements for a private recreational enterprise; drafting music production agreements; drafting employment and independent contractor agreements.

Media and Entertainment

Drafting and negotiating publishing contracts, recording contracts, talent agreements, band agreements, music engineering contracts, contracts for film production, distribution contracts, and others.

Education and Affiliations:

Jeff Fabian is a graduate with honors of Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland School of Law. Prior to starting Fabian, LLC, Jeff spent four years, first as a law clerk and then as a full-time associate, at a boutique law firm near Baltimore specializing in franchise law and other small business transactions.

Jeff Fabian is an active member of the Publication Committee of the MSBA Intellectual Property Law Section, the Franchise and Distribution Law Committee of the MSBA Business Law Section, the MSBA Entertainment and Sports Law Section, and the MSBA Young Lawyers Section. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property and Young Lawyer Sections, and Entertainment & Sports Law and Franchising Forums.

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  • Interview with the Expert – Jeffrey Fabian (Trademark and Copyright Issues), Artists’ Edge - Artists Marketing & Business Academy (Nov. 10, 2011).
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Law for Architects, American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems (Jan. 11, 2012).

Jeff Fabian has published scholarly articles on trademark use in the Internet context and state franchise relationship laws, and has authored and co-authored numerous articles appearing in various legal, business and industry publications.

Jeff’s personal interests include, among other things, rock climbing, photography, videography, guitar, music, soccer, billiards, poker and collegiate athletics.