Garcia-Zamor Intellectual Property Law, LLC
Our IP Law Philosophy
For more than fifteen years, the intellectual property law firm of Garcia-Zamor has served clients worldwide from its convenient location in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. We grew our firm and earned our excellent reputation by consistently providing superior work product. Everything we do is completed by multiple IP law attorneys working in unison, because our entire team is Passionately Devoted to Your Success®.
Garcia-Zamor Intellectual Property Law, LLC assists clients of all sizes with their intellectual property and business law matters. Each intellectual property law attorney at Garcia-Zamor, strives to provide our clients with industry leading accessibility, quality, and experience.
Our founder, Ruy Garcia-Zamor, started Garcia-Zamor Intellectual Property Law, LLC more than a fifteen years ago after nine years of representing numerous clients, including electronics manufacturer Samsung. Mr. Garcia-Zamor envisioned a firm where clients are treated as partners rather than accounts; where each intellectual property law attorney in the firm is treated as team member rather than employee; and where teamwork and a singular dedication to clients yield superior results.
His vision led to the development of our collaborative process for handling every matter. We begin each representation with an initial consultation to discuss all potential intellectual property protections and to explain the processes for obtaining these rights. When authorized to prepare applications or any other documents or filings, our IP law attorneys consult with at least one other attorney to ensure that every matter is reviewed by multiple attorneys and that all feasible strategies are considered. This guarantees that every matter is given the maximum amount of attention by an intellectual property law attorney. We then update you regularly on the progress of your matters, explaining any changes and necessary actions to make sure you’re following along every step of the way.
Using this model, we now serve hundreds of clients in the United States and abroad, including clients in over thirty countries worldwide. We’ve watched some of our oldest clients grow and prosper, and we hope to do the same for you.
Garcia-Zamor Intellectual Property Law, LLC
The Intellectual Property Attorney Team
About Ruy Garcia-Zamor
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is a specialist in mechanical and electromechanical technologies including automated packaging and material handling equipment, consumer electronics such as storage devices, printers, toner devices, bottles and other food containers, food processing equipment, jewelry pieces and manufacturing, color photocopiers, anti-theft devices, shock absorbing materials, powered wheelchairs, oil extraction equipment, medical devices and medical device sterilizers, toys, including remote control vehicles and seasonal novelty items, and automotive components, such as brake systems, batteries, vehicle air conditioning, air bag design, two/four wheel drive shift mechanisms, combustion engine design, and anti-theft systems.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor has prepared patent applications for software and business methods implemented over computer networks in the areas of casino operations, management of medical accounting including patient accounts, education, and more.
As part of his practice, Mr. Garcia-Zamor regularly advises clients on infringement matters and prepares thorough patent opinions in connection with both routine product clearance studies and infringement lawsuits. He advises clients of infringement risks for products currently in development, conducts detailed studies of the public record and prior art literature, and evaluates competitors’ patents to identify defects.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor also counsels clients on trademark, cybersquatting, and unfair competition issues. In addition, he has advised clients on various issues relating to doing business on the internet, including domain name registration strategy for new products and services, policing brand abuse and domain name registration scams, online copyright infringement, and web site linking. Mr. Garcia-Zamor has also negotiated and drafted trademark licenses, domain name transfer agreements and other internet related documents.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is active in the US District Court for the District for Maryland. He has represented clients in patent infringement litigation before the court and taken on pro bono clients on behalf of the court. Mr. Garcia-Zamor represents clients in business disputes. He has also litigated trademark and unfair competition issues in the federal courts. He has also handled domain name disputes.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor was Chairman of the Patent and Trademark Office Coordination Committee of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association from 1999 to 2001. He was an adjunct professor at Temple University where he taught in the area of law, technology, and e-commerce.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA). He is also a member of the MSBA’s Entertainment & Sports Law section, Business Law section, Litigation section, and its Intellectual Property section.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is a member of, and active in, Networking Maryland, the Howard County chapter of LeTip, and participates in the Howard County Chamber of Commerce which represents businesses in Howard County, Maryland on issues that affect budget and taxes, economic development and positive business climate (regulatory climate, redevelopment, etc.), education and workforce development, environmental issues and legislation, health care and transportation. Mr. Garcia-Zamor was the president of Networking Maryland from 2017-2019, past president from 2019-2021, and is currently serving as vice-president of the chapter.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program in the Baltimore region. He is active in the GS10K alumni network.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor has been an active member of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce which helps businesses bridge differences in legal, regulatory, and economic systems, as well as language and culture. The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce is the leading bi-national business organization working to build mutually beneficial trade and investment relationships in the Americas. The organization’s mission is to promote business between the United States and Mexico.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. At various times Mr. Garcia-Zamor has been a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.
Prior to starting Garcia-Zamor Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Mr. Garcia-Zamor spent more than nine years representing numerous clients, including electronics manufacturer Samsung. Mr. Garcia-Zamor was driven to start Garcia-Zamor IP Law by his vision of a firm where clients are treated as partners rather than accounts; where attorneys are treated as team members rather than employees; and where teamwork and a singular dedication to clients yield superior results.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor is a supporter of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Survivors Benefit Fund (SBA) to support the families of agents and task force officers that have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Ruy has been happily married for over 23 years and loves spending time with his wife, three young children, and Rosie, the laziest Golden Retriever ever.
Jeremy F. Unterborn
About Jeremy Unterborn
Mr. Unterborn is an attorney primarily focusing on patent prosecution, mainly in the fields of mathematics, physics, and mechanical technologies, including bearings, pulley devices, rotary position encoders, pressure sensors, wheel hub assemblies, sealing assemblies, braking devices, constant velocity joints, pressure relief valves, cam follower roller devices, lubrication systems, divider devices for flow of lubricant. He has written patentability opinions and drafted several patent applications, especially with new and first-time inventors.
Mr. Unterborn also counsels clients in various trademark matters including portfolio strategy, responding to cease and desist letters, and filing and prosecuting trademark applications.
Mr. Unterborn has drafted privacy policies, non-disclosure agreements, end user license agreements, terms of service, and various other contracts both related to the field of intellectual property and otherwise.
Mr. Unterborn has also assisted in the litigation of patent, trademark, and copyright matters.
Mr. Unterborn was a radio broadcaster for Washington & Lee University Radio (WLUR – 91.5FM) providing live commentary for sporting events and hosting a weekly radio show. He is also a brother of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta and a current member of the Potomac Curling Club. He is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion and obtained the Eagle Rank with the Boy Scouts of America.
Annabeth Rodriguez Foley
About Annabeth Rodriguez Foley
Ms. Foley also worked at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, where she identified commercialization strategies and conducted market analyses for university inventors. After working in the technology transfer department, Ms. Foley spent over four years as a patent examiner at the United States Patent & Trademark Office, where she determined the patentability for more than 180 inventions.
Ms. Foley is a specialist primarily focusing on patent prosecution—mainly in the fields of medical devices, including electrosurgical devices, thermal therapies, ablation techniques, sensors, diagnostic devices, and skin treatments.
Ms. Foley currently lives in Washington, DC with her husband and dog, where she enjoys running along the Potomac River and is a board member for Friends of Rose Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Breha A. Fulford
About Breha A. Fulford
Ms. Fulford is a specialist primarily focusing on patent prosecution—mainly in the fields of chemical and mechanical technologies, including bearings, material manufacture, pulley devices, rotary position encoders, pressure sensors, wheel hub assemblies, sealing assemblies, braking devices, constant velocity joints, pressure relief valves, cam follower roller devices, lubrication systems, and divider devices for flow of lubricant.
About Kaitlin Carroll
Ms. Carroll is a specialist primarily focusing on patent prosecution—mainly in the fields of chemical and mechanical technologies, including bearings, material manufacture, pulley devices, rotary position encoders, pressure sensors, wheel hub assemblies, sealing assemblies, braking devices, constant velocity joints, pressure relief valves, cam follower roller devices, lubrication systems, and divider devices for flow of lubricant.
About Emily Jones
Ms. Jones is a specialist primarily focusing on patent prosecution—mainly in the fields of mechanical technologies, including bearings, pulley devices, rotary position encoders, pressure sensors, wheel hub assemblies, sealing assemblies, braking devices, constant velocity joints, pressure relief valves, cam follower roller devices, lubrication systems, and divider devices for flow of lubricant.
Garcia-Zamor Intellectual Property Law, LLC
The Garcia-Zamor IP Attorney Difference
- Experience – Garcia-Zamor has over two decades of experience helping a wide range of clients, from individuals to multimillion dollar corporations, develop complete intellectual property portfolios.
- Reputation – Garcia-Zamor is trusted by companies of all sizes, including some of the largest corporations in the US and law firms in numerous other countries. This reputation is the result of consistently delivering high quality work.
- Affordability – Garcia-Zamor delivers the highest quality work product at affordable prices to help our clients maximize their intellectual property budgets.
- Teamwork – Our collaborative approach guarantees that multiple attorneys will review every matter, ensuring that all strategies are considered and every matter is given our full attention.
A complete intellectual property portfolio is like a set of golf clubs. Patents are like your irons, trademarks your woods, and other legal documents like your specialty clubs. You may be able to play a round with one or two clubs, but that would be a tremendous competitive disadvantage, especially when you’re up against players with a full set of clubs.
Our goal of each intellectual property attorney on our team is to offer advice and services to help you build a complete intellectual property portfolio. You may be starting with a single invention, idea, or brand, but these starting points can be gateways to numerous intellectual property protections. No business or invention can reach its full potential without making the best use of patents, trademarks, proper business entity formation, licensing agreements, employee agreements, NDAs, and more.
- The Best Choice – An Intellectual Property Attorney from Garcia-Zamor is the best choice for helping you develop your complete intellectual property portfolio.
Our Coat Of Arms
Garcia-Zamor Intellectual Property Law, LLC
The Coat Of Arms
Garcia-Zamor IP Law is committed to the success of our clients and it is important to us that our clients know that we are Passionately Devoted To Your Success®. The Garcia-Zamor mission is to help our clients’ businesses grow and prosper. Our Coat of Arms underscores those characteristics and values that are central to our practice and which support our mission. These values are set forth in the four Latin words found in the quadrants of the shield in our coat of arms: Scientia, Firmus, Sophia, and Qualitas. Each Latin word is accompanied by a tree icon that also symbolizes that value.
Scientia stands for Knowledge and Skill and is represented by the Apple Tree which signifies abundance of knowledge.
Firmus stands for Steadfast and Solid and is represented by the Oak Tree which symbolizes strength and durability.
Sophia stands for Wisdom and Experience and is represented by the Redwood Tree which symbolizes majesty, power, and wisdom.
Qualitas stands for Quality and Excellence and is represented by the Cedar Tree which symbolizes strength and protection.
I've worked with Garcia-Zamor for many years over a broad-range of trademarked brand names and they have always handled my business with caution, care and professionalism. I couldn't say enough good things... really enjoy working with the firm and know that my brand assets are well-secured under their stewardship.
I have been fortunate to work with the attorneys of Garcia-Zamor Intellectual Property Law, LLC for over 7 years and highly recommend them. I am highly satisfied with the quality of work provided to me. They have prepared multiple patent and trademark applications on my behalf. I have received fantastic and timely support on many business documents including corporate related documents: intellectual property (patents, trademarks), teaming agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and more. The Garcia-Zamor attorneys are excellent and very knowledgeable and trustworthy. The team is great to work with and I will continue to use their services.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor patented a new shredder for my company. When a big box retailer started selling a similar shredder, the attorneys of Garcia-Zamor studied the competing product, prepared a cease and desist letter, filed a patent infringement lawsuit, and obtained a settlement with a royalty that benefited my business.
As CEO of a boat accessory company, the selection of IP counsel was crucial. After meeting the Garcia-Zamor team selecting them was the easy choice. They analyzed competitor patents to map out existing technology and to develop patent strategies for our products. Working with the Garcia-Zamor attorneys we developed an extensive patent portfolio which covers current and future product lines. Additionally, we have selectively established patent protection for alternatives to our products to block competitors and establish a zone of exclusive operation within the boating industry. Communication with the Garcia-Zamor team is excellent and greatly facilitates efficient collaboration and patent prosecution.
Garcia-Zamor Intellectual Property Law LLC is a top notch organization with professional team of people! They helped me on multiple occasions with my business and I will keep coming back with all my legal needs. They deserve 6 stars rating !!!
I found Garcia-Zamor Intellectual Property Law, LLC very knowledgeable from our initial and subsequent meetings, also their firm was very easy to work with. I think the firm truly cares about their clients and their business needs. In addition, their flexibility and responsiveness made them a good match for me.
Ruy and his team have been nothing but amazing! They work hard to efficiently handle any task at hand. Ruy's patience and ability to listen, really adds value. I would highly recommend his firm for any and all of your intellectual property needs!
Ruy and the team at Garcia-Zamor Intellectual Property Law, LLC were fantastic. They made the Trademark process painless for me so I could focus on my business. Everyone was quick to answer my questions and to explain things in plain english. I can't recommend them enough!
We are a long-time client of Ruy Garcia-Zamor and have enjoyed excellent advice and counsel from him. He is fast, accurate, and knowledgeable in all areas of Intellectual Property law. He has been extremely effective in his work with our firm and we wholeheartedly endorse his use.
Mr. Garcia-Zamor provided me with comprehensive research related to my patent proposal. His detailed and well-thought-out advice saved me time and money. He has proven himself to stay focused on my goals as his customer and it is a relief to find a professional in this field that I feel that I can rely on. I have recommended him to many friends and will continue to do so.
Garcia-Zamor Intellectual Property Law firm provides high quality, cost effective intellectual property legal services that give our clients significant advantages in the marketplace. In addition to excellent legal services, we pride ourselves in being responsive to client communications and in exceeding expectations. We take a personal interest in our clients’ businesses and explain all of the available options so that an informed business decision can be made. Our business practices allow our clients to build more extensive portfolios or direct resources toward other business objectives. Talk to a Garcia-Zamor intellectual property attorney today.
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