Jeff Fabian provides trademark selection, trademark clearance, trademark registration and ongoing trademark monitoring services. Jeff's firm, Fabian, LLC, is a boutique practice that serves entrepreneurs, businesses, artists, entertainers and athletes. Jeff is also experienced in franchise law, Internet law and entertainment law.
Prior to starting Fabian, LLC, Jeff spent four years at a boutique law firm near Baltimore focused in franchise law and other small business transactions. His experience includes 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; drafting and negotiating copyright license and assignment agreements; drafting domain name assignment and administration agreements; successfully prosecuting trademark registration applications through adverse USPTO Office Actions; enforcing trademark and domain name rights through cease and desist demands; drafting trademark and certification mark license agreements; and successfully prosecuting copyright registrations with the U.S. Copyright Office. He has published scholarly articles on trademark use in the Internet context and state franchise relationship laws, and has co-authored numerous articles appearing in various legal, business and industry publications.
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.